It was back to BC for our yearly "four-day stint in a small town with a long ride" camp, this time in Kaslo, just an arms length away from New Denver. Of the places I've been to (which is a considerably short list), Kaslo probably has the most ice cream shops per capita, counting four shops within a block of each other. But that's not the reason for staying there.
On the plan: the one day, 216 km ride dubbed the Silver Triangle within the Selkirk Mountain range, some double poling, and some running squeezed into the four days for good measure. All this mirroring closely with last years four day camp.
Last years ride saw only two of us finish the full 216, and this time around there was quite a bit more determination from a lot of the team to start in Kaslo and end in Kaslo on their bikes.
I will now stop talking and just move onto photo's with captions (sort of like the crust of a pie (which is like the best part of pie (unless you don't like fruit in dessert which is totally understandable))).
Coffee break in Nelson, 150km into the ride.
Post-ride debrief at the Kaslo Motel with a bunch of the guys just finishing their ride.
Clocked in 32 minutes faster than last year partly due to some fresh legs (too fresh) joining us with 80km to go, and quite a few hammer spots.
Kaslo Motel, great place to relax after a long day
We were right back at it the next day with some double poling up to Bear Lake. Like last years orange blur incident with Coach Eric G, Phil Widmer was clobbered by an extra large pole strap during the workout.
That afternoon we laced up the shoes and ran along the Wagon Road, an old connector trail from Kaslo to New Denver. Nishikawa and Goldsack running up the ridge.