Bike 3:15:00  26.5 km (8.2 kph) +1275m
Still in Whistler - did a big Westside loop from Function and then back via valley trail. Was pretty chilly and thought about riding Pemberton instead but once I got going was actually pretty warm. Pretty tired today.
Flank - tough granny climb and a fair bit of road actually. 35 min to Pura Vida
Pura Vida/Baby Snakes/Middle Danimal - fun with some rooty chutes. Overall didn't seem crazy hard.
Lower Darwin's - again a tough climb on tired legs
Rock work Orange/Korova Milk Bar/Wizard Burial Ground - First two were cool trails with lots of interesting rock slabs. A couple moves I passed on - Korova is a little harder. Rock was fairly grippy today. When wet it would be a different story. Both were over too fast. Wizard is double black but only a couple really hard sections. Otherwise rode most of it.
A Cut Above/Beaver Pass - fun new climbing trail
Danimal North/Hot Dog Hallway - these were just OK. A few cool features on Danimal but otherwise trail has seen better days and the forest isn't that interesting. Would only use Hot Dog if parking at Rainbow to do a loop in the area.
Original idea was to cross the valley and do See Colours and Highline to Business Time but was pretty tired. Almost skipped Business Time but decided to climb Tunnel Vision as a shortcut to it. Was reminded that the lower part of that trail is pretty crappy along the old skid road. They are building an alternate route though. As a climb it was OK until the last few hundred meters where I obvisouly count climb the rock slabs.
Finished with Business Time which is still my favourite trail in Whistler. Good tech (down and up), well built trail, nice views, challenging but I can ride everything (drier than last time which made it feel a lot easier). Bonking a bit which probably didn't help the downs but I survived.
Switched the Ride9 chip on the bike to much slacker. Seemed better on the steep down though would have to compare back to back I think to really see. Certainly doesn't climb quite as nice. Bigger bike in the works for next season - Whistler style riding is manageable on the Instinct but would be better with a stiffer fork and a little slacker geometry.
Certainly got my fill of slabs and tech with my rides this weekend and checked a lot of new trails off the to do list...