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Wade’s Excellent Adventure – Results!

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Words by Wade Simmons. Photos by Morgan Taylor.
June 6th, 2012

A feeling of trepidation fills my bones with the release of these results. Well, not only trepidation but huge excitement too, still feeling the high from how stoked people seemed to be! But I am confident now, having finally sorted through the overwhelming data – double and triple checking – that we have the winners.

Wades Excellent Adventure 2012 Fromme Cup race enduro party NSMB Team Results
  As expected, time additions and deductions made a huge difference in the final tally. What wasn’t anticipated was the time addition to how long it took us to figure out who actually won!

At the after party Saturday, after having deliberated for 3 hours over the results, we thought we had the clear winners. Unfortunately we were a little hasty tabulating all the time additions and deductions and it seems that the results have changed. I sincerely apologize to the teams who are affected by the changes, more specifically Team Chromag Kermode and Team West Coast Racing.

Wades Excellent Adventure 2012 Fromme Cup race enduro party NSMB Team
  Congrats to Team Dre aka Rolling Thunder – Andreas Hestler, Matt Ryan, Marty Lazarski, and Ricky Federau – who will have their names immortalized on the Fromme Cup for 2012.

This year’s “Fromme Cup” champions are Team Dre, aka Rolling Thunder!

The top 3 results:

CORPORATE TEAMS

  Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Total Time
1. Rolling Thunder (Team Dre) 5:59 6:58 19:10 32:07
2. Team Chromag Kermode 8:30 4:51 21:03 34:24
3. Team Chromag Kodiak 9:43 6:55 25:44 42:22

 

 

 

Corporate team rosters:

Rolling Thunder (Team Dre): Andreas Hestler, Matt Ryan, Marty Lazarski, Ricky Federau.
Chromag Kermode: Julian Hine, Matty Richard, JF Robert, Dave Voduc.
Chromag Kodiak: Steve Mitchell, Clark Lewis, Brad White, Sean Dinwoodie.

Wades Excellent Adventure 2012 Fromme Cup race enduro party NSMB Team
  Rolling Thunder, how appropriately named, as thunder did indeed roll off in the distance while this shot was taken.

CITIZEN TEAMS

  Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Total Time
1. Wildrose Alliance 8:25 5:18 19:31 33:49
2. Koots 8:25 7:27 20:43 36:35
3. Ripper Dads 7:21 4:17 27:52 39:30

 

 

 

 

Citizen team rosters:

Wildrose Alliance: Cam O’Donnell, Blair Maciura, Steve Colborne, Greg Seaton.
Koots: Shaun Fry, Shane Gayton, Ben Hoffmann, Josh Lyons.
Ripper Dads: Alec Black, Vince Beasse, Scott Croadale, Andrew Shandro (Thomas Vanderham along for the ride!).

Wades Excellent Adventure 2012 Fromme Cup race enduro party NSMB Team Results
  As you can see in the split times above, Cam O’Donnell’s successfully cleaned run of the Warden’s climb bought his team the 3 minutes they needed to win!

A big congratulation to all the teams who took part in this Excellent Adventure; it was, as someone posted eloquently on the boards, “the social event of the year”! Check out this video from Matt Dennison which captures the atmosphere perfectly!

Keep in mind too, that the real winners here are all you riders you have helped maintain the trails on Fromme by participating in this event. We expect to have raised over $4000 this year. I will have the details in two days or so once I go over the results…wink-wink nudge-nudge!

Hope to see you next year!
Wade Simmons


Wade’s Excellent Monster proved to be so complicated it took him five days to figure out who won. In the end, it was Team Dre who will have their names immortalized on the Fromme Cup. Isn’t it amazing how close some of the split times were?