lick creek shot of hamish fraser taken on an earlier outing -part of a recent 97Km day.
Ok, this one is just too good not to post up.
One time climber and now avid mtn biker Hamish Fraser just cranked a pretty amazing 10.5 hr day stacking two classic chilcotan rides -Lick Creek and then Windy Pass -both done as car to car loops with no shuttling involving lots of gruelling climbing over 97km of wonderful country.
For a guy that was nearly fully bed riden for close to 2 years until about a year ago due to undiagnosed and debilitating joint ailments from what might have been an infection of his joints following surgery,this is a doubly remarkable achievement!
Long live the enchainment whether its climbing or riding and well done Hamish!
+1 for enchainments. Seriously awesome guys, 97k on trails in a day is amazing! I may have done half that BITD when I used to downhill, but that was all downhill & I took the chair up after each 4km. I don't even think I had a chain on my bike :-)
On another note a bike was forced upon me by my boss so it looks like I might be part of the "something to do when it rains" club. Its a specialized enduro & i picked it up for a song. We'll see how much use it gets, the temps are pretty prime at Pet wall these days.
Just in case anyone out there is looking for a chilcotin length ride without driving over the hurly, the more people that ride this one, the better.
Park in Pemberton, ride up bathtub trail, happy trail, nimby, middle earth, onto owl lakes via the Skelu'la 7 trail, and then up to chain lakes. Cruise along the 3 chain lakes and drop into the chain link descent. Primo! Then ride back along the birken road to pemberton. This car to car loop took me 7 hours my first time and I suggest it for all keeners. I was pinning it quite a bit to beat the sunset so maybe allow a little extra time.
The bike shop in Pemby sells a great map and those guys are a wealth of information.
Well Hamish had laid down the killer circuit over the past few weeks thanks to a family that dragged a toboggan around the 4 lakes trail -gave compact snow and ice sections but fully rideable albeit at a slower pace for yours truly. Good there are lots of recreation opportunities at present.