Whistler is world famous for Whistler mountain bike park. Lord of Squirrels and an old goody called Gargamel. Thanks to videos, and trail reviews these trails get the most love. Having lived there for 12 years I knew there was real gold in other areas of town, new gold was business time.
On the last day of my trip a friend of mine showed me a new cut of trail I hadn’t ridden when I was there previously.… Read the rest
I was able to get back out to the trail late spring and my initial impressions were simply amplified. This trail is absolutely going to be one of my regular rides. Stunning terrain, gorgeously maintained trail and honestly its as hard as you want to make it.
Currently rated Green, I would say this well represents why the green, blue, black system doesn’t always work well.… Read the rest
Sharing Your Riding Experience with children – Mac-Ride
Mac-ride is a new take on an old, and dare I say, outdated method to include your kids in your riding. From the old school seat over the back wheel, to the newer larger style that fit under or around the front of the bike we have had methods to carry kids for years on bikes.
The Mac-ride is an innovative variation of this with a small and lean saddle that also allows your child to hold onto the handlebars.… Read the rest
So as you can see from my posts, I have been on a bit of a hiatus. In late December 2017, Christmas to be exact, I was diagnosed with a auto-immune disease called Sarcoidosis. This through my life into a bit of a loop, and besides family, I became very concerned about the future of my riding.
Sarcoidosis effects any organ in your body and more often than not, your lungs and secondary to that your lymph nodes.… Read the rest
I have had an opportunity to use these Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedals on trails as well as playing around with general mountain bike skills. I can positively say these pedals made a difference in how I ride.
I can’t be sure it will make a difference to all riders, but as someone with larger feet pedals have always felt small, even the largest flat pedals.… Read the rest
Flat pedals, cage pedals, clipless pedals have always been a pain in the… feet. Seriously it is one of my biggest sore spots in mountain biking. In an effort to avoid further puns I will get to the point. With size 15 feet the average pedal is tiny to small. I have always struggled with foot pain, with foot position. Traditionally people, or even myself, would blame my ability to position my feet. Instead of what could be the real culprit, the pedal.… Read the rest
This year I really wanted to go on my first night ride. What better spot that the Delta Watershed since I am very familiar with the terrain. The ride itself was as near perfect riding as I could hope for. Rainy, wet, foggy, everything you want when you ride in this part of British Columbia.
I started on upper trail which is a short climb to the firehouse and then a nice single track down.… Read the rest
Squid Line is rated a green, with some blue features and is a fun fast trail that rides from parking lot to parking lot in a loop. Approx 10km loop (5km up, 5km down) the trail has a lot to offer. The faster you ride the more technical it can feel.
On my old 26er mountain bikes, I rode Maxxis exclusively, therefore I wasn’t surprised to see Maxxis as a popular choice in mountain biking still. This Bontrager SE4 review definitely tells a story of being a good tire in specific terrain, with some noticeable drawbacks.
Having recently started cycling again, I purchased a stock bike with Bontrager XR 3 tires, as a result of poor performance I switched them out after a single ride. … Read the rest
Will coaching be worth it? I mentioned this in my About Me however I have some experience riding. Whistler, Squamish and quite a bit of the lower mainland of Vancouver BC. I have even spent time riding in Scottsdale, AZ. I can get by and believe I am pretty good when pointed down.