Sunday, November 3, 2013

This one remains on the list

This weekend has been one of contrasts. The incredible wetness of yesterday was offset by blue skies today, which was a relief.

Today Paul and I rode up Fromme in search of a mountain-biking right of passage... and missed slightly. The Jet Boy trail remains on the list for next summer, but we did have a lovely (?) haul all the way up to the ski runs on Cypress complete with a dusting of fresh snow. Then we enjoyed a somewhat hair-raising descent, past an excellent example of a BC "ghost toilet".

BCMC's finest convenience
There was sunshine poking holes through the mist, and a pretty enjoyable steep and technical trail until we realised we were going the wrong way. Then followed quite a lot of bike carrying, clambering over fallen trees, and an unintentional visit to a nice waterfall on Mosquito Creek, where a large cliff halted our progress.

If you look closely, you can see a mountain biker in the picture

We eventually made it back over to Fromme and had a more conventional ride out on Dreamweaver and Lower Crippler back to the car. Then we picked up Lina and Kala from the end of their Hanes Valley run, and went to the pub.

Despite the lack of actually finding the right trail, I feel pretty satisfied with our efforts and also just unblocked the bath drain... so celebration is due all around I think. I may have also managed to enter an excellent bike race for next year, but we'll have to see about that.