KRob visits British Columbia And Whistler Bike Park


After my warm-up rides we pedaled up to the top of the seven switchbacks before descending some fun old school type North Shore trails. These are trails that the locals would call “XC” but I would place squarely in the AM tech category. Really really fun stuff. Can’t remember all the names other than Executioner to Dreamweaver  but Sharon connected up a good “intermediate” mix for me. Some fun challenges but nothing too crazy.

More goodness on Fromme

I completed the descent off Mt Fromme on a couple of choice bits called Natural High and Immonator popping out on the road literally a half block from my B&B. Lots of fun ladder work and mini drops. Natural High was a very very old beat up trail that was lovingly restored. It’s woodwork is a shining example of how to build quality. Credit for that to Rob Hlus and Ian Collings (whose wife jokingly refers to the trail as his mistress)

After returning the bike that evening we walked around Deep Cove which was beautiful enough, but the most mind-bending event of the day, as cool as the riding was, may have been the hot-out-of-the-friar doughnut from Honey’s. Wow.

The day was complete after a drive to Horseshoe Bay and Salmon for me and Crab and Lobster Ravioli for Saundra at The Boat House. As if the trails aren’t impressive enough the dining was very good as well.

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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