The Singletrack6 madness was followed by four days of relative relaxation in the Revelstoke campgorund. Suffering from the after effects of heat exhaustion (walking hurt my stomach?) I didn’t get an awful lot of riding done. There was a lot of lazing and reading. But of course a little riding. First on Frisby Ridge… Then I took the boy out on the Macpherson Trails while the others actually went for a proper ride. He’s still riding pedal-free, but is getting better and better on his run-bike. He’s quite the cautious descender though – no madcap rolls down anything and everything … Continue reading Recovering in Revelstoke
Day Five – Moonraker Trails, Golden. 58km, 1460m. Waking up cranky and hungry – never a good sign! Catching the bus downtown, getting ready…. maybe raiding the breakfast buffet for some extra food, because I was feeling ravenous… then downtown to the start line. We had a neutral start with the police car leading us out of town again, but this time in the other direction. And once we hit the single track it was pretty obvious I wasn’t feeling it. Didn’t feel like racing, just wanted to relax and enjoy the trails. Because they were fun! I tried to … Continue reading Singletrack6 – Day 5 & 6
After the sad packing up of camp, we drove into town to ride the MacPherson trail system. I spent the first hour or so following the Moosling around while he hit things with a stick. Life as a toddler is simple, yet fun-filled. Following the tree-beating session, I had my turn to ride. We just did a quick ride uphill, then descended Flowdown to the road. So much fun! Highly recommended. This was followed by a lunch of burgers, burritos, and a magical form of icecream that you could drink through a straw (the Moosling was impressed by milkshakes).
For the second day of the Great Revelstoke Bike Trip, we gained one more member for our cycling posse, and set off to do the epic logging road drive to the trailhead of Keystone Standard Basin. This drive is even longer and more painful than the one to access Frisby Ridge, but on the plus side you’re very nearly in the alpine from the get-go. Keystone Standard Basin was designed as a hiking trail, but is one bikes are allowed on. As a result it is more technical, with rocks, roots, and gruntier climbs than Frisby Ridge, but to make … Continue reading Biking Revelstoke II: Keystone Standard Basin
This was a bike trip that ended up being so epic I’m going to have to split it into three posts. We’d been wanting to ride some of the trails in Revelstoke for a few years now. First up on the hit list was Frisby Ridge, just to the north-west of Revelstoke. A nice flowy trail that was built with bikes in mind, it’s a simple out on back with basically all climbing on the way out, all descending on the way back. We were hoping it would be easy enough for towing the Singletrailer (and it was). The climbing … Continue reading Finally biking Revelstoke I: Frisby Ridge
Revelstoke also had trees… blue skies (some of the time), more trees and runs that really went forever (4700 vertical feet/1400 metres).