Sept. 24-25, North Vancouver

We are heading up to Whistler with Tom and Lori to stay until Wednesday, 28th.  We booked a last minute room at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel in North Vancouver for Saturday night.  Had a nice drive to North Vancouver, and had a mellow night.  Hotel was right near the Seabus to downtown Vancouver, and many locals were dressed and heading to the big city for the evening.  On the ground floor we had the Lonsdale Quay Market, with tons of shops and options for breakfast.  Quite a tourist spot.

Got up in the morning and after a quick stop at the bike shop for a map, hit up Seymour mountain.  Climbed up Old Buck to a left on Baden Powell to the powerlines and a straight on Mushroom Trail to the top of Dales.  Rode the top section of Dales and went left when the berms ended and climbed back up to Mushroom Trail and the powerlines.  Went down the Powerlines to Severed D to descend on John Deere for our first descent of the day.

Climbed Cardiac Bypass to Academy Climb to RC Connector to Penny Lane to Sir Martin to climb back up to the Baden Powell.  Retraced our path and climbed to the power lines and retraced our path to Severed D.  Went right  onto C-Buster to Asian Adonis and descended to the Bridle Trail.  The Bridle Trail is basically an old road/creek bed that was a waste of downhill loss of elevation.  Made a wrong turn, and descended to the golf course, before climbing back up to the Bridle Trail and finding Empress Bypass to get us back to the bottom of Old Buck and back to the car.  We ran into some locals that said to park at the Hyannis lot the next time we are there, for better singletrack  to and from the car.  13 miles.  Got in the car and drove to Whistler.

Tom and Lori stayed in Bellingham Saturday night, and rode the Interurban Trail south from Fairhaven.  Then they got up real early to beat the border crossing lines on a Sunday.

Lori on Interurban Trail south of Bellingham/Fairhaven

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