NSMBA Toonie Races | An Enduro Race Series

Toonie Race 2013-01

June 12, 2013

The NSMBA Toonie Enduro Series fires up this Thursday evening on Mt. Fromme. Races will be every Thursday night for the next 6 weeks straight. Racers will be timed using a RFID timing system with 3 timed stages per race night. Sign in will be at the 2nd gate on Fromme between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

Courses are set out in a loop with the main climbs being untimed liaison sections; the special stages are the fun sections of trail we love. Special stages will be at least 80% descending.

NSMBA has invested in SportIdent RFID timing system. This takes the complication out of timing and will allow for a rolling start. Come sign in get your timing card then set off on your own pace. If you happen to leave work 5 minutes late or get stuck in traffic not need to stress about missing the mass start.

The first course will be on the north side of Mountain Highway:

Liaison Stage – Climb to 5th switchback, untimed
Special Stage – Crinkum, Kirkford, Cedar, timed
Liaison Stage – Cedar to Upper Griffin, untimed (this is really short)
Special Stage – Upper Griffin, Lower Griffin, King of the Shore (first two switchbacks very small climb), timed
Liaison Stage – King of the Shore, Mountain Hwy to Floppy Bunny, untimed
Special Stage – Floppy Bunny, timed

Races will run every Thursday night until July 18th.

For more information, please visit the NSMBA web site here.

NSMBA Trail Day Update: Expresso on Mt. Fromme

November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 18th marked the last TAP trail day of the 2012 season for the NSMB crew supported by RockShox. Over the season, we double-TAPped Expresso, laying down a total of 12 trail days with MEC doing their own share on the new alignment.

Digger’s vision led the way for Expresso’s new alignment, a more sustainable take on a classic line down Fromme. Even with two solid crews working on Expresso, however, Digger has spent countless hours working on the trail on his own time, making sure every last rock is perfectly placed and covered in solid gold.

Under Digger and Jerry Willows’ guidance, we regularly headed up the hill with 25-30 willing workers for our TAP days, and completed huge sections in a short time. It’s amazing what a focused crew can accomplish, and we really would like to thank each and every one of you who came out to one of our trail days this year.

Thanks for joining us on the ride – here’s to another great year in 2013.

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