First up Fox Asheville for keeping my fork dialed. After upgrading from my Rockshock over the winter, I rode more techy trail than I have before, and with more smooth confidence. Love the Fox!
Trips For Kids WNC and the community that makes the program work like a well oiled machine! I would not be racing without all of the support. I hope I'm an inspiration to the kids we work with!
Of course, no rocket ship is complete without I-9 wheels and Endless Bike Components. The best of the best and local!! I love these companies.
I switched to Maxxis Crossmarks before the race. They used to be my favorite tire, and now they are again. Gordon mentioned that one does not see the Crossmark much anymore, and wondered why? I figure it is because tire companies have come out with about 2 billion "newer, better" tires since. Stick with what works, don't be afraid to try something new, and then go back to what works!
Cane Creek, for the headset that never fails and keeps my turns smooth like buttah!
And of course, thanks to Liberty Bikes for helping me get on this Salsa El Mar Ti!!