Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pemberton and Gravatron

Finally posting something, what can I say it's summer and I'm a lazy bum.


This past Sunday, I had one of the best rides I've had in a long time and headed with a good friend to Pemberton for an all day epic. Pemberton, as many by now know, is one of my favorite riding spots, the trails are special, I'm not sure why, they just are.


For a very long time I wanted to try a trail called Gravatron but never could find someone that had time or had the skills required to ride it. This trail is high up, around 1300 vertical meters from the parking lot, super steep and gnarly; not the type of trail you want to ride solo or with a beginner. So off we went to conquer the legendary run.


The day was hot and the climb was long but luckily the views are spectacular and  most of the climb is under the cover of trees, so even on a hot day it's bearable.


After lunch and a half hour rest at the top the fun begins! Unfortunately, 6hrs later, like all things fun and exciting; it's over all to soon :( But have no fear, beer always comes to the rescue!