This is apparently the new, must do Epic in Whistler. Darren, the healthy young lad in his 40’s, and I took a run at it this morning. It’s supposed to be 5000’ of climbing over 20+/- kilometers but it depends on where you start. Our ride ended up being 4400’ of climbing and 21.9 miles. Let’s just say the climbing is right up @Faust29, @mtnbikej and @UPSed book. The main climbing trail, Into the Mystic, was 5.3 miles and 3100’ of climbing. I didn’t ride it w/o stopping 3-4 times but was surprised it wasn’t as difficult as I expected. FWIW, I rode my Tracer with 2.5 tires. Half way up, we were joined by a couple of 30 year old ladies who proceeded to take off with Darren and crush my ego along the way. Once you get up top, you’re in full open Alpine scenery and it’s stunning. I thought we were done climbing but the next trail, On the Rocks, still had 600+ over 2.2 miles. Aside from the snowbanks, I was able to clean that section. The scenery just got better. Down Lord of the Squirrels was fantastic. 100% singletrack with rock, roots, drops, rollers, bridges in a dense forest. Probably the best trail I rode all week. The downside was I was operating at no more that 40-50% after being zapped by the climb and not eating enough. I must also say that on today’s ride, I have to backtrack on earlier statements on trail ratings as these blues were solid blacks and the black we took was double black terrain. @herzalot All in all a great ride but have to admit it CRUSHED me. I’m hoping that was due to not eating properly on the ride. Real food is necessary. I also only brought water and should have had something else as well.