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Sunday, August 15

Mountain Biking at Glen Eden is awesome.

So I rode Kelso yesterday aka Glen Eden Ski Area and it's probably one of the most technical/fun places I've been to so far this year. Funny how looking through the video everything seems not so steep as shit as it actually was. In the words of Kevin, his body took a savage beating (from the falling), especially on the downhill.

There's 16km of trails there, but you have to climb the ski area to get up to most of them. That was not fun. We walked it. It seemed a lot smaller than the trail map, but to be fair we rode certain runs many times (because they were awesome) and didn't check out a bunch of them. You can connect onto the Bruce trail to find other loops as well.

Once up, you'll find marked trails just like ski hills. The black diamonds are actually pretty tough and gear selection was super tricky because of all the rocks and super tight turns or breakneck speeds.

One of the really fun things about the place is that there are tons of cool features scattered on and off the trails for you to hit (if you dare). From skinnies over rocks to this see-saw type thing, they're everywhere.

A lot of them are just found as alternate sections around trees or rocks on the trail so they actually flow with it. There is a sort of opening along one of the black diamonds where they put a bunch of features (see a couple screenshots above), but except for that it's not like you have to go out of the way to find them.

Definitely worth the $6.25 you pay to get in. If you come in from the Steeles Ave entrace you can probably dishonor the honor system and get in for free. Lamers.