My name is Tanner Crum and I’ve been ridding for about 5 years now. I started racing TCCRA (Texas Cross Country Racing Association) about 4 years ago. My first year of racing I started out in the open a mature class to try it out see how I liked it so I only did maybe the last 4 races of the season. I ended up really liking it so the next year I wanted to get serious about it. I mad it to the 3rd race then I broke my leg and tore almost every ligament in my ankle. I had to get surgery and and do physical therapy for about 3 months and couldn’t finish the season. There is nothing I love to do more than ridding my bike and promoting the sport. I’ve done a lot of sports the normal high school sports and have always liked them but not as much as racing. I quite every other sport to focus on this sport. I would be ridding and racing at the local motocross track every day if I could. I do all of my own work on my bike I’m very hands on and know my way around a bike. I’m also a very approachable person, people always come and talk to me at the track either just to talk or to ask about my bike or my gear. I just love the sport in general, the family that comes with it, the competitive side, the friendship side just everything.
I want to really start getting serious about racing. I’ve never really had a workout routine for racing I always just ride then go to the races. We just bought a concept two rowing machine so I’m going to be using that a lot for cardio along with other things. I plan to eventually ride in the pro class in TCCRA or any pro class. That would be my dream and I know it will take a lot of work but I’ve never been afraid of hard work. I’m always pushing myself to be a better and better rider no matter what.
My 2019 season was finally a full season for the most part I ended up finishing 5th in my class. I got third consistently but had to miss a few races due to a head and neck injury. I wasn’t super happy with my placement but I was happy to finish the season out.