Whistler Bike Park 6/26/12
26 Jun, 2012
The last day of my Whistler trip finally arrived. Cue the sad sappy music. On a good note, the sun was shining, the lines were short and the trails offered up a more loose ride for the day. Today was a day to ride by myself, fast lap with the singles line and work on what I learned from the women’s bike clinic last night. There is a photo of me riding through Heart of Darkness when I took the first jump (it was my air of the day but I got air), click here to see it with a lot of watermarking covering it.
I went back to lower Duffman trail to redeem myself on the sketchy rock part that I crashed on two days ago. Redemption was won.
The best part about today was trying out the Norco Aurum from Fanatik Co in town. They mentioned taking out the demo bike yesterday at the shop so today was the day. I had tried a couple bikes this summer but hadn’t found one that completely won me over. The best part is they sell their demo bikes with brand new parts at the end of the season so you have time to make the payments and buy the bike. The first lap was getting used to the bike, handling and then I really fell for it. It was fast and charging. At the end of the day, I secured the bike and it’ll be mine come Labor Day.
I also went back into the skill center to hit the fourth drop (farthest left) to get better at it. I think next time I’ll be able to step it up to the bigger Wednesday night delight drops.
Heading back to the states. Up next should be Stevens Pass Bike Park, opening on July 6 before a return trip to Whistler to partake in more women’s clinics and fun downhill riding in between.