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Whistler, Canada

Second stop on my dream trip around the world

Arriving at Vancouver International Airport(YVR) I am very excited, albeit sad to be leaving Montreal so early but the trip must go on. Now that I have arrived in Vancouver after the 5 hour and 10 minute flight which spanned an astonishing 4510km, I still need to take a shuttle bus to Whistler which is 120km away and approximately a hour and a half of driving assuming the weather and traffic is ideal. Once I get to Whistler I will be staying at the Four Seasons Resort in whistler for three days. While in Whistler for the three days that I am there I will be at whistler Ski resort which I actually known as Whistler Blackcomb and is used as mountain bike park during the summer months. Flight Cost, $837

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A picture of the hotel i'm staying at and Vancouver's airport

For my first day in whistler I am at the mountain bike park after leaving my hotel and having a good breakfast. For my first day at the world renowned mountain bike park I will be going on the easier trails marked as green and will be going with a guide for the first couple runs so i can be shown around and also so I don't get lost or collide with any wildlife, such as trees and the occasional bear, although they are rare to see. After getting down a few runs with my guide I think i'm ready to go by myself on the green marked trails for the rest of the day. After riding on the easier trails, which can still get you moving over 50 km per hour. Now that I have mastered the easy trails I think i'm ready for the medium difficulty

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Now that the next day has come i am excited to try something with a little more difficulty and some jumps, the trails that I'm going to do today are considered the medium difficulty trails. Today I am not going to get a guide to come with me as I roughly know my way around the trails without getting lost or going on the wrong trail. After falling a couple times I think I'm ready to take a break and have lunch, afterwards I will continue an the blue marked trails as there is many more to explore. After meeting a few fellow riders and after going down the trails a few times together I think its time to call it a day and get well rested for the last day of mountain biking.

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For my last day at the whistler mountain bike park I will be trying out the cross country (XC) runs which are highly recommended to try even if the main thing to do there is downhill mountain biking. For the cross country trails there is still some steeper sections but the main reason why I wanted to try cross country riding in Whistler is because of the stunning views that you can see at various elevations. I made sure to have a big breakfast as I wont be coming back to the main area for a few hours. After going on a lengthy ride and taking some pictures of the scenery I am ready to have lunch and do it all over again, maybe on a different trail too. Now that my last day in Whistler is over I need to get good rest so I can get back to Vancouver airport tomorrow and take my flight to Miami.

Posted by Adam46 05:29 Archived in Canada

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