Friday, May 28, 2010

WORCA Twoonie Ride!

I participated in my first ever WORCA (Whistler Off Road Cycling Association) twoonie ride on Thursday and needless to say I was in store for some good old fashion XC riding, Whistler Style. The race started out in Function Junction at the Whistler Brewing Co. and finished at Rainbow Park. There were what seemed to be hundreds of riders gathered together for the second ride of the season; and I was glad to see that there were just as many riders out simply for the fun and fitness as there were to race. Being that I was twoonie ride “virgin” I was really just looking forward to ridng some Whistler XC and work up a good sweat. It was a great selection of trails and a good mix of climbing and descents. I have to admit, as much as I like the challenge of pushing through some of climbs, I enjoyed the descents more. I found myself grinning ear to ear when we reached some of the technical descents and flowy bermed sections of trails and despite some torrential down pour I had an amazing time! After we finished it was off to the Dubh Linn Gate pub for a beer and some well deserved snacks. Next week the ride will be hosted by Summit Bike Shop and will take place in the Whistler Bike Park; I can’t wait!