Whistler Downhill

The last week or so in Whistler has brought some incredible sunshine.  For several days in a row we had temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius which is pretty hot for this area.  Growing up in Australia meant I regularly saw temperatures above 40 and somehow I coped.  Now as soon it’s above 30, it seems ridiculous and I wonder how I managed to get through those hot, humid summers all those years ago.


Amidst the heat, I was still biking a bit and on Wednesday we had an awesome Phat Wednesday race to tackle.  It was just about all of a trail called Whistler Downhill which is fast and technical with a few good rock rolls, lots of roots and a couple of quick open sections.  As I have mentioned before my general goal is to finish without any nasty injuries and to stay out of last place, which I managed for a second week running.  Boom!  After the race it’s to the GLC patio for a free beer which is usually followed by several expensive beers and a chance at some draw prizes.

Red TLD ShirtFinally, after many weeks of winning nothing, I took home a pretty decent prize.  Actually it’s probably the biggest prize they give away each night, a pair of Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup forks.  Amazing.  All those toonies that I have donated to the winner of each race finally paid off.

White T-shirt MtnIt was a great afternoon and hopefully I’ll be back out there soon, I might challenge myself and try to move off the last page of the results for the race.

Black t-shirt Tweek


2 responses to “Whistler Downhill

  1. Congratulations on Not Last and big prize. Nice shots with air and dust.

  2. Thanks Richard. There is always lots of air and dust up there!

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