The morning got off to a late start, but we managed to get our butts in gear making our way to the first trailhead – Elisim. Elisim is a new trail, not in the map book yet, but a fun and flowy singletrack with a number of berms and man-made dirt jumps. Following Elisim was Smiling Buddha a black and blue run. This trail had a number of stunts (see photos above) all the way down. The crew had a super time sessioning a number of the stunts and cleaning a good chunk of the trail.
Finally made it out to Nelson, BC to check out the gnarly downhill and freeriding scene. So far I’m impressed with the network of trails leading from and to downtown. We started the day off shuttling to the bottom of Powerslave (Giveout Creek and Gold Creek area), pushing up the trail (mandatory) to descent back down.
Rode Lower Stoney after work today and had a blast as always. We were trying to get in the upper part as well, but just didn’t have the time. The trail was dry and in great shape. The rocks got me tonight and I blew my tire – so off to the shop tomorrow to buy a new DH tire to throw on my Nomad. All and all, a great night was had by all.
Rode Reclaimer last night which made for a great Sunday evening ride. We peddled up Spray Lakes – no shuttle, just two of us riding – and jumped on the trail to do one lap. From what I hear, the trail crew was out on Saturday adding a few new sections.
Climbed up the main road tonight past the 8km mark, over 800 meters high, to get to the start of CBC; it was well worth the effort peddling my Wilson all the way up with all my gear. The trails were busy, with a number of groups out riding. The conditions were slick and still pretty wet, especially on CBC. This made the down super challenging due to the steep rock faces and the man made wooden structures. The photos above were taken on CBC, showing just a few of the features on this trail.
Great ride today down Corkscrew to Salvation and Pingu over to Team Pangor. Only rode one lap tonight, as I had to peddle the long 5 km road – no shuttle for me. Hoping to get out tomorrow and catch a shuttle or two to the very top. Hopefully someone will give me a lift.
Went to scope out the trails of Gillard Creek, Kelowna, after work today; drove to the 7km mark, up Chute Lake Road, and jumped on a trail next to Meeko, which I could not make out the name of. I wanted to see some of the stunts, but not having a shuttle to get back up, my plan was to ride a few km, turn around, and peddle back up the road.