For example their Sea to Sky bike trip in British Columbia sounds like the perfect mix of trail types to keep most riders happy and moving. If you're familiar w/ the good old diamond rating system for ski slopes, you'll appreciate the mix of trail types on the Sea to Sky bike ride.
|"Just because you're biking in|
the mountains, doesn't mean
you're mountain biking." -
Kevin Purdy, trailsnet founder
According to the Great Explorations website, 30% of the trail is green, 60% is blue, and 10% is blackish.
That sounds ideal to me. As I've stated on this site before, my heavy-duty mountain biking days are over. That wasn't necessarily my decision, but my knees.
However, I still like an occasional challenge on a mountain bike trail like my recent trip down memory trail as I ventured back onto Hall Ranch near Boulder, Colorado.
What I'm trying to say is that 10% blackish trails is just enough to provide a dash of variety, a pinch of adrenaline, and a hearty helping of nostalgia.