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    Whistler next week, with a Trail Bike

    So I've been to Whistler times, but always brought the DH rig. This year non of my buddies can make it and I'm there with my family. So, bringing my 160mm trail bike and wanting to ride loops in the valley. 3-4hrs length of time, around 1800-2200 meters of climbing per ride....


    Anyway, just looking for a few of the "Don't Miss" rides around Whistler.

    Very interested in getting up to Pemberton for a ride too, if anyone can point out a loop there. We've visited a few times and it looks like my cup of tea! Drier and Rockier!!


    TIA for loop suggestions!
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    Are you afraid to take your enduro bike down the mountain?

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    If you want to get 2-3 days worth of riding in one ride, there's Comfortably Numb, that's an IMBA epic ride, and then there's a bunch of trails in Westside and North side that are consistently challenging. Another way of saying, just head to those areas and ride till your legs don't work.

    https://www.trailforks.com/region/westside/
    https://www.trailforks.com/region/whistler-north/

    In Pemberton there's Fat Tug and Lumpy's Epic for single trail loops

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/fat-tug/
    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/lumpy-s-epic/

    And the Mackenzie trail area, there's the classic Nimby climb (of a million switchbacks) to access other trails on Mackenzie.

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/nimby/

    Once you're in those areas the blue and black trails are consistent in their challenge level, so you're not likely to find any boring trails.
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    Definitely grabbing a few Extended Play afternoons.

    Just have ridden the big bikes there a ton, and am really interested in hitting the trail bike xc trails this year.
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    Rockyhill--Thanks a TON for the info!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    If you want to get 2-3 days worth of riding in one ride, there's Comfortably Numb, that's an IMBA epic ride, and then there's a bunch of trails in Westside and North side that are consistently challenging. Another way of saying, just head to those areas and ride till your legs don't work.

    https://www.trailforks.com/region/westside/
    https://www.trailforks.com/region/whistler-north/

    In Pemberton there's Fat Tug and Lumpy's Epic for single trail loops

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/fat-tug/
    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/lumpy-s-epic/

    And the Mackenzie trail area, there's the classic Nimby climb (of a million switchbacks) to access other trails on Mackenzie.

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/nimby/

    Once you're in those areas the blue and black trails are consistent in their challenge level, so you're not likely to find any boring trails.
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    you bringing a Ventana?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
    you bringing a Ventana?
    Sir, yes sir!
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    1800-2200 meters is a lot. I recently did all 3 of the double blacks on Blackcomb (microclimate, hey bud, crazy train) back to back and that made for a great day. Multiple laps of some of the fun zones is my favorite way to go, have done the same with the west side flank trails too, working class-three birds-acdc then back up for rockwork orange-korova-wizards, all the trails in that area are good. Full comfortably numb is a good day on the bike, but I've only ridden it the whole way once as you can ride all the best parts without doing the full thing. A top of the world-Khyber pass - middle of nowhere - Kashmir lap is amazing as well.

    Keep an eye on WORCA website for updates on lord of the squirrels, a new trail/route up Sproatt mountain, when it's ready I might give it the tag of best trail in Whistler, latest update said the descent portion may open next week as an up/down or out n back whatever you want to call it.

    For a bigger day in Pemberton try up the climbing trails then down Rudy's, overnight sensation, then a lot of options from that elevation but I'll suggest across to mosquito lake to cream puff if you only have one ride to do as cream puff has some pretty cool/unique rock rolls.

    Some of the stuff I've suggested is pretty gnar, check them out for yourself but every trail that's rated double black in the valley deserves it.
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    Zeus? if so, it'd be great for valley trails. i'd second the Comfortably Numb suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin267 View Post
    1800-2200 meters is a lot. I recently did all 3 of the double blacks on Blackcomb (microclimate, hey bud, crazy train) back to back and that made for a great day. Multiple laps of some of the fun zones is my favorite way to go, have done the same with the west side flank trails too, working class-three birds-acdc then back up for rockwork orange-korova-wizards, all the trails in that area are good. Full comfortably numb is a good day on the bike, but I've only ridden it the whole way once as you can ride all the best parts without doing the full thing. A top of the world-Khyber pass - middle of nowhere - Kashmir lap is amazing as well.

    Keep an eye on WORCA website for updates on lord of the squirrels, a new trail/route up Sproatt mountain, when it's ready I might give it the tag of best trail in Whistler, latest update said the descent portion may open next week as an up/down or out n back whatever you want to call it.

    For a bigger day in Pemberton try up the climbing trails then down Rudy's, overnight sensation, then a lot of options from that elevation but I'll suggest across to mosquito lake to cream puff if you only have one ride to do as cream puff has some pretty cool/unique rock rolls.

    Some of the stuff I've suggested is pretty gnar, check them out for yourself but every trail that's rated double black in the valley deserves it.
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    Any suggestions on which sections of Comfortably Numb to skip? Was planning a day-long on KMTM and Numb all the way to Yummy or Foreplay (they both worth hitting?)?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaparzo View Post
    Any suggestions on which sections of Comfortably Numb to skip? Was planning a day-long on KMTM and Numb all the way to Yummy or Foreplay (they both worth hitting?)?

    Thanks!
    Yummy is a climbing route, foreplay is a nickname for the last section of comfortably numb which is mostly a descent, riding up yummy down foreplay is a pretty good 1.5 - 2 hourish ride.

    The parts to skip all depends on where you want to save time, riding the whole thing is cool too.

    If you're trying to link those you could go up yummy nummy, ride comfortably numb in reverse to jeffs. Adding the 'golden door' loop is up to you, but ride that part in the normal direction no matter which way you are going.

    Could start with kmtm, ride that, ride out there, then get started on CN and cut time as you need it by turning off to jeffs or taking the shortcut for the GD loop.

    Adding in the trail 'out there' when you're riding that end of town is a good idea it's super fun.

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    yup, a modified Zeus. Longer, lowers, slacker. Super fun bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
    Zeus? if so, it'd be great for valley trails. i'd second the Comfortably Numb suggestion.
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