Whistler B.C.October 27th, 2010 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Riding in Whistler has always been one of my dreams. It’s something incredible, almost unreal! We arrived in Whistler during the Crankworx, an 8days festival dedicated to mountain bike. The town was crowded of people, there were stands everywhere, Ryan Leech who was doing a bike trial demo into a “market place” and contests everyday during all the fest.
Among those that I appreciated the most there’s surely the Dh one on the A-line, a contest where took part also some bigs from the world cup, famous riders and not who competed on one of the most beautiful trails of the whole park.
On Saturday 14th August we attended the Slope Style, which is the most important contest of all the Crankworx fest. You can’t imagine how much public there was. I say only that when the event ended there was a sand fog caused by the dust raised by the movement of people leaving the place.
A big party during the night and the next day bike again.
Waiting for us in Whistler there was Luis Biscaldi (a CP Gang rider) who immediately moved into our home. He has been a real fortune. Not only he guided us on the trails (he’s been hanging around Whistler for 4 summers) but he also led us to know tons of people.
The bike park is HUGE: many but really many trails, lines starting from 1800 meters and descending till 600 m into town (we also found one that led us home!). I can assure you that I’ve never seen nothing like that. The “Portes du Soleil” resort (that is in my opinion one of the most beautiful bike parks in Europe) isn’t even remotely close to what is British Columbia reality!
Maybe my only regret is to have not visited the parks in the surroundings, but renting a car without having booked in advance is really too expensive.
Finally, I want to say some thanks: first of all to the whole crew: Busca, Carlo AKA the Soldier, Guasta, Luis and Ricu, the second to the JF Club and to the CP Gang!
You can visit Whistler website here: http://www.whistlerbike.com/index.htm
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