Tinker crushed the pro XC field at the California Golden State Championships in Mammoth, CA on September 6th sponsored by Rock Shock, ODI, and Kenda. This was a first time win at the legendary mountain bike park for Tinker, who was pleasantly pleased with his result. Tinker finished four laps of the 6 mile course in 1:43, more than 5 minutes ahead of second place – a relatively short race for the endurance specialist.
Appropriately, the race was promoted with the theme: 'Race the Legend - Race Mammoth' and the 3-day venue featured a "Legends" Kamikaze race and party where the legends were presented with recognition awards for being extreme sports Pioneers.
The Mammoth XC course win was one of the challenges left unchecked on Tinker’s ‘Things to do before I retire’ list. Also a bonus was son Joshua’s podium finish in the kid’s race. Not quite 3 years old, Joshua was the youngest racer and the only one on a kick bike. Congratulations Tinker and Joshua!