Day 18: River runs through it - Mountain bike ride (Whistler, BC)

 
 
 
 
 
  

I had a lazy start today I was I was feeling tired from my rides up in the Chilcotin's, I went and bought some groceries from the IGA Market Place. Then I decided to go and ride River runs through it, first I rode to armchair books and bought the Whistler Mountain Biking guide book.

I then rode from there to where I thought the trail head was, It took a while for me to find what I thought the trail head.

Riding to River runs through it River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore
Although there good trail head markers I managed to miss the start of the trail, and bushwhacked out across the woods , until I realised I wasn't on the trail, and back tracked to the start of the trail. River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

I'd not ridden on wood work like this before so I rode rather tentatively along it - Video (3 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

I started to get the hang of riding on the wood work - but didn't go on anything too skinny or high - Video (20 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore
The first time I crossed the log bridge It was quite nerve racking , as I wasn't used to riding over things like this.

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

First time crossing the log with comic sound effects from me - Video (7 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

There were less difficult options all along the trail - I took the easy ones - Video (3 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

It was pretty good fun riding on the shore stuff - Video (7 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

Crossing this plank bridge was quite scary the first time over for me , there was at least a 4 ft drop onto rocks below. Not being used to riding things like this made it challenge for me even thought the plank was quite wide

Video - (2 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

Another bridge - (2 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

Riding up hill with elevated sections - Video (6 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore
River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

On my 2nd lap of River runs through it trails I rode along faster, and crossed the log bridge without worrying about falling off it.

Video (34 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

Riding the shore with a bit more speed - Video (8 MB)

River runs through it - Mountain bike singletrack with North Shore - Video

Riding a section shore - Video (5 MB)

I rode around the River runs through it trail system three times, and had a great time. It was very different to any of the rides I'd done so far in Canada.

On my final lap I managed to ride almost all of the easy woodwork.

I then headed back to the condo, I used the Hot Tub which was now hot, and had dinner at my condo and watched some films before going to bed.

River runs through it - Map

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