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July 3, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
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Posted by: bmak

Not sure how excited I am about Pingu/Pangor this week.

I might have to go tape off all the easy go arounds to the skinnies

July 4, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
Posts: 83
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: bmak

Not sure how excited I am about Pingu/Pangor this week.

I am always curious to hear why people do or don't like a particular course. Care to share?

July 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: heckler

Posted by: bmak

Not sure how excited I am about Pingu/Pangor this week.

I might have to go tape off all the easy go arounds to the skinnies

Having a big debate with my crew about if the skinny line is faster or not.

July 4, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: bmak

Not sure how excited I am about Pingu/Pangor this week.

I am always curious to hear why people do or don't like a particular course. Care to share?

I actually like it alot. The climb is the only place I get to make up time!

July 4, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
Posts: 155
Joined: March 6, 2017

So funny how every race will have a complainer about the trail selection. I did some simple math and figured this out, 8 fivers with 3 stages per is 24 trails. Now I would say %95 of the available trails aren't really 'race worthy' in the typical sense so that leaves say 4? Now if Brian were to just repeat the same trails over and over then people would complain about that so its a lose lose. How about everyone is just happy theres a $5 event with free beer and food. Cheers.

July 5, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
Posts: 271
Joined: Nov. 25, 2013

The Fivers are awesome, plain and simple. One course may not be to your liking, but that's life - in my case, it is any course with Pipeline on it. I had a bad wreck on it two years ago and now skip the Pipeline-fiver...that's my issue.

T-Mack is totally correct $5 for a race that is well organized, on some of the best trails in the world, alongside some legends of the sport AND you get some food and beer - best deal around! Thank you Brian!

I pre-rode the course last night, the work on Pangor (some extra dirt here and there) is great. Allows for a bit more speed on some sections.

July 9, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
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Joined: March 13, 2017

Posted by: skooks

Posted by: heckler

Posted by: bmak

Not sure how excited I am about Pingu/Pangor this week.

I might have to go tape off all the easy go arounds to the skinnies

Having a big debate with my crew about if the skinny line is faster or not.

The only one that might be faster is the skinny to rock roll, but i bet that will be taped off. The other skinnys are all fairly parallel with the go around, but you can carry way more speed on the dirt.

Oops, just realised, the race is already past, so never mind.


 Last edited by: TonyJ on July 9, 2018, 9:59 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
July 19, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 25, 2013

A bit more climbing than usual (I'm a fattie), but I'm looking forward to the Fiver tonight! Looks like a fun course!

I pre-rode it last night; Pingu is slick and loose...carnage is possible.

Aug. 2, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Posts: 48
Joined: April 26, 2004

where is it posted that tonight's Fiver was chainless?

I see nothing on NSMBA's site or facebook page

and google doesn't bring anything up for me

Aug. 3, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: taprider

where is it posted that tonight's Fiver was chainless?

I see nothing on NSMBA's site or facebook page

and google doesn't bring anything up for me

There was nothing official on it. 

Kinda last minute it was decided to give a chainless option for those that wanted it. 

Last night was the Officially Unofficial Fiver World Series Chainless Canadian Regional Championship Cup.

Next year we hope to make it a bigger and better special chainless night. 

There is a Facebook group where lots of chitter chatter happens about the Fivers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/244025199321774/

Group Description

A discussion group to talk about tactics and strategies* for incredibly serious racing.

*Bitching about why their time wasn't as fast as it should have been. 

**Complaining about the weather.

Aug. 3, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Posts: 48
Joined: April 26, 2004

thanks

couldn't find the link from the Trail Forks Fiver or NSMBA facebook pages

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