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.
Finally, 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.