Tag: mtb

  • TNGA 2021 – plus year-to-year comparison

    TNGA 2021 – plus year-to-year comparison

    This was my fourth year completing the TNGA. The first two years were part of the grand depart, and the second two years were as ITTs either earlier in the summer (2020) or a few days after the grand depart (2021). I’ve made a few tables below to compare the TNGAs and will build upon […]

  • TNGA 2019

    Timer selife at the finish line – second try as I wasn’t quick enough to get back over and sit down the first time. Let’s start at the very end at the Alabama border where the Silver Comet becomes the Chief Ladiga trail if you are heading west, or vice versa if you are heading […]

  • 2017 Skyway Epic 200 Mile Race (Report)

    Skyway Epic 2017 – Inaugural 200 Mile Race Podium. Brian Toone (1st), Eddie O’Dea (2nd), Chris Joice (3rd), Justin Shealey (4th), Pete Foret (5th), Josh Lederman (6th) I’ve arranged these pictures from 1st – 6th, but this inaugural edition of the 200 mile version of the Skyway Epic mountain bike race was definitely a race […]

  • Climbing, climbing, and more climbing

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brian Toone (@kartoone76) It has been a busy week of riding and racing with the Cheaha Climbing camp on Thursday, the Southern Cross race on Saturday morning, and then following that up in the afternoon with a “5 Gap” ride up to the highest point in […]

  • Shelby County mountains

    The ridges get larger and higher the farther east you go in Alabama — ultimately reaching 2407′ on top of Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama. This elevation trend is true locally in Birmingham as the ridges stack on top of each other getting larger the farther east you go until you hit the […]

  • Oak Ass 100 Miles of Awesome

    Kyle Taylor and I at the Ada Overlook to show my hometown on our Friday pre-ride just before running into Ty Magner. (click to enlarge) Last year I was very sentimental after winning the inaugural Oak Ass 100 mile mountain bike race at the place where it all started. 25 years earlier, me and my […]

  • Fool’s Gold 2014

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brian Toone (@kartoone76) Race Summary 10th place in the men’s open category, 12th place overall with two very fast singlespeeders (Gordon Wadsworth and AJ Linnell) finishing ahead of me. It would have been three singlespeeders finishing ahead of me, except Bob Moss got a flat mid-race. […]

  • 24 hours in the enchanted forest

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brian Toone (@kartoone76) “Finished, 23:01, 12 laps, about 230 miles of singletrack” Race summary Amazing race, awesome adventure. My race was quite the roller coaster. I started out well sitting in 2nd or 3rd place through the first 100 miles (6 laps). Eventual winner Josh Tostado […]

  • An adventure out west

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brian Toone (@kartoone76) 24 Hours of Enchanted Forest I’m happy that my first post back after my bike-car collision six weeks ago is from New Mexico where I am getting ready to race 24 hour mountain bike nationals near Gallup, NM. Everything has healed up great […]

  • Cohutta 100+ adventure

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brian Toone (@kartoone76) 2014 Cohutta Men’s Open Podium (left to right) – Brian Toone (8th), Garth Prosser (6th), Tom Burke (4th), Rob Spreng (2nd), Jeremiah Bishop (1st), Chris Michaels (3rd), Andy Rhodes (5th), Andrew Dunlap (7th) – not pictured German Bermudez (9th – off screen to […]