2014 FMB Spring Training presented by Sony Action Cam kicked off yesterday. A temporary RV village had been assembled in the Highland lot. Having arrived earlier in the week, many of the Pros had already called their bunks and settled in. By 10 Thursday morning the RVs had been polluted (blame Watts) and abandoned, and the riders were lift bound.
New faces joined veterans Zink, T-Mac, and The Claw for a full day session. From DH laps, to the RedBull Ayr Bag, and on to the Highland Training Center the riding slowed only for a quick pit stop at the RV village grill for some BBQ.
Words & Photos: Ryan Thibault
First lady of Spring Training Trish Bromley.
Claw and Carson Storch on Bonesaw.
There are seven Toronto riders this year. Kevin Thrower teed off the Pinkbike drop for his first time. T-dot represent!
Birds in the sky courtesy of Zink, Claw, and Carson.
Claw and Zink hammering down the rock staircase on Threshold.
Zink in hot pursuit.
Fresh Freebird bomb holes.
It was a day of many firsts for Kevin Thrower. 35′ Freebird gap, first attempt.
Once again… Claw and Zink off the Reef Drop on Threshold.
All the while the Highland Trail Crew is turning “Bike Park” into a verb.
T-Mac scrub off a drop on Bonesaw.
And then Tyler saw an opportunity to skip about 25 feet of trail by launching berm to berm. Holy sketchy!
Tyler with a steezy table.
Claw exits the RedBull Ayr Bag.
Carson flip whip landing spotting.
A nice backflip no hander from Andrew Bigelow.
Zink and T-Mac, dusty boogers.
I overheard one of the younger Spring Trainers say “This is the first time I have ever BBQ’d (his own food). So Chubey showed him how it’s done.