First of all, I would like to thank you, the volunteers and sponsors in making the toonies possible. I have really enjoyed the format as it mirrors what I normally do when I ride with friends which is to ride casually up and race each other down.
I am saddened that Ladies will not be a stage as I do enjoy the trail but understand that it does scare some people away.
I would be disappointed if it started to move away from tracks that pointed downhill to more xc trails. I only started racing in these toonies because they were not xc races. Having one long xc oriented stage in place of shorter downhill stages takes away from the social aspect of riding up with friends toward each stage. It also lends itself to meeting new people between stages. While it is not my favourite trail, I do not mind riding Pipeline. I much rather that than Leppard.
As mentioned before, riding Fromme to me has been about taking the time to ride up / shooting the shit with friends and ripping down as fast as you can, trying to either keep your buddy in sight or if you are in the lead, trying to drop your him/her These toonies were just that. Please do not change them to be more xc oriented or stages that are super pedally but that just my opinion.
While I realize that it is probably easier for sponsors to hold the bbq off site, I prefer the bbq to be on site. Because of where I live, I am fortunate to be able to pedal to the toonies on Fromme. I know of others in the same situation. I really do not have an interest in riding home to possibly change/ shower, pick up the car to drive back out to some offsite location. I think having the bbq on site catches the most amount people. The race is fresh in our minds and our bellies in need of food.