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Mountain biking - Sea to Sky Trail · Saturday, February 8th

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Organized by: Alfred Larsen.

Start: Saturday, Feb. 8th


After much inner turmoil at the state of the winter, I've cancelled the planned Family Day Weekend Powderfest (despite planning deeeeeeeeeeeeeep powder over a month in advance, it didn't seem to happen. Weird).

The current plan is to mountain bike the Seat to Sky Trail from Brandywine Falls to Squamish. This will be primarily downhill for 50 km. There is some information on the trail here. Marius did this trip a few years ago from Whistler, but due to the shorter days we'll do a shorter version. It also looks like it will be quite chilly, with Whistler's forecasted low is -15C, with highs a bit below 0.

What is necessary for this trip?

  • A mountain bike (the trail is not technical, so pretty much any bike with knobby tires will do). Make sure the bike is mechanically sound: brakes work, can pedal without gears jumping all over the place. There will likely be snow patches remaining, but I don't expect these to be particularly widespread or deep.
  • Helmet
  • Spare tube or patch kit
  • Water and lunch
  • Proper clothing for the weather. We'll try to keep moving, but there is going to be some extended downhill at cold temperatures.
  • Enough car and bike spaces to allow shuttling between Squamish and Brandywine falls
  • A sense of adventure. This might (probably will) include gratuitous amounts of Type II Fun. Success or happiness not guaranteed.

I won't hold a pretrip meeting for this trip, but will do it by emailing the "commited" people on Friday afternoon to sort out car spaces and bike spaces. If there are any questions, please email me or post on the message board.

Posted: 2014-02-05 12:56:20