Whistler Bike Park 6/13/12

14 Jun, 2012

It was a relief to see the sunshine come out after yesterday’s wet and muddy riding day. It meant the trails would be a bit drier, easier to grip and just as much fun. I headed back to the Whistler Bike Park to get in my laps and work on technique.

Since I learned to mountain bike last summer, I didn’t ride with more experienced people till this summer so now I’m starting to get the tips and techniques coming my way. It’s much needed to be able to fine tune my riding as I’m progressing.

My coach/riding buddy for most of today was Dan. As much as I love riding with the girls, sometimes you gotta have a boy riding behind you yelling at you to fix this and fix that so you actually do it. It was good to have Dan helping me work on riding berms and jumps.

While I was working on technique most of the day, other riders were preparing for the Wednesday night downhill race that was going to take place on B-Line to Heart of Darkness. Dan was riding the trails with me so he’d be ready for the race as well. I ended up stopping on Heart of Darkness to get this shot of him (a bit early) as he was jumping.

As the day was winding down and the racers were starting to pick up on B-line, I met up with Evelyn and Carrie for last girls laps. Evelyn let me borrow her bike so I could see if I wanted to buy it. I’m starting to realize even though I love my Giant Reign, that I need a downhill bike that’ll really handle the riding I’m doing.

A quiet ride through the trees with Carrie

Bummed that I’ll be leaving Whistler tomorrow to head back to WA but already counting down to the next Bike Park adventure and hopefully working on my skills so I get better.

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1 Comment

  1. Ashley
    June 14, 2012

    Looks fun!! I’m ready to give it another go! lol