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Nordic Centre Ride + Picnic (Advanced group)

Please RSVP for the appropriate group according to your ability. We'll all try to meet up in the biathlon area for lunch afterward. I think there are a few picnic tables, or we can sit in the bleachers overlooking the biathlon range. You can pack a lunch or buy food in the day lodge.

Note different start times for each group reflect longer ride duration for more advanced groups. Hopefully we can all finish riding at approximately the same time. Lunch is at ~1:00.

Please be ready to ride at 10:30 at the Olympic torch:

Trail map:

Recommended loops:

This group will be targetting the black and double black trails, riding at a moderate pace but not rushing. Strong intermediate riders are welcome to come along and challenge themselves. The ride will incorporate segments of Orange, Yellow, Red, and Adrenaline loops. Aiming to hit the most technical singletracks, approx riding time 2.5 hours.

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  • Grant P

    The advanced group left while the intermediate group gathered but this may be relevant to the advanced group. I asked at the beginning of the intermediate ride, forgot at the picnic, but I found a pair of gloves on the ground as our group left the Olympic Torch. Anyone know who I can return them to?

    September 7, 2014

  • Carlin

    Hey, sorry guys, got stuck in some traffic and was a little late. Hope everyone had fun, catch you on the next ride!

    September 7, 2014

    • Martin

      Well, bring it on, post it, ha ha, it's all good no broken bones, no concussion :)

      September 7, 2014

    • Martin

      I think I need a DH lesson, but with all padding next time, lol.

      September 7, 2014

  • Vanilla G.

    Anyone else stuck on three sisters parkway because of the runners?

    September 7, 2014

    • Marc-Antoine

      The signal men are useless. They're not letting anyone through even though there's more than enough space.

      September 7, 2014

    • Martin

      You don't want to stop runners, they may fall out of rhythm

      September 7, 2014

  • Giom

    Anybody for carpooling??

    September 5, 2014

  • Marc-Antoine

    I feel like 11 people is a big group for the Nordic Centre. There's a lot of intersections. I know the Nordic Centre quite well, I wouldn't mind leading a "slower" advanced group. I say slower because I'm a bit slower in the uphill portions of the trail. I'd still hit up blue and black trails. We can all decide that when we meet.

    September 3, 2014

    • Marc-Antoine

      Ya I do my own loop. Basically yellow/orange/endurance loop. Usually takes me about 2.5 hours at a moderate pace. I never measured the distance. But we can stop anytime.

      1 · September 5, 2014

    • Steve

      Those are only intermediate trails ;) We will definitely hit segments of those loops though.

      September 5, 2014

  • E K.

    If work isn't too busy, I would have totally joined this advanced group. he he. Have fun!

    September 4, 2014

  • Martin

    Steve, I have been waiting for this (riding Nordic) the whole Summer. And you made it even better, putting together all the skills, which is awesome. Looking at the trail map that couldn't be more complex, but you know the area well, so I know who to follow

    September 2, 2014

  • Pebeto

    Is there a possibility for picnic only and watch for people to suffer?

    2 · September 2, 2014

  • Marc-Antoine

    I'll sign up for this group. I know the Nordic centre quite well, so if you need someone to lead another group I could also do that.

    August 29, 2014

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