For the last 20 years, I’ve lived in Canada's Sea to Sky Corridor -- home to world-class mountain biking.
If you’ve been to Squamish or Whistler, British Columbia, you know what I’m talking about: A spectacular network of trails stretching 180 kms from North Vancouver to Whistler, framed by the Rockies to the east and the mighty Pacific to the west, and built by some of the best mountain bike trail builders on the planet.
I’m super spoiled..
And when you live somewhere like Squamish -- and Whistler for the first five of those 20 years -- why on earth would you want to ride anywhere else?..
One word: Rain. Sometimes it rains -heavily and steadily - for 14 or 15 days on end. I'm not a delicate little flower and I don’t melt in the rain, but recent world events have proven mountain biking is crucial to my continued good mental health. And being on lockdown AND not being able to get outside? It’s soul crushing.