Whistler Gran Fondo

Whistler Gran Fondo (Part 6) – Ride Pics

Rolling out from Richmond on the morning of the Whistler Gran Fondo to catch the subway to downtown Vancouver. Not gonna lie – it was very early (and quite cold):

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Morning of the Whistler Gran Fondo. Riding from Richmond to the Start Line in Stanley Park.
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Purchasing tram tickets from Richmond to Stanley Park.
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Subway tram ride to the Whistler Gran Fondo start line in Stanley Park.

At the starting line in Stanley Park. Lots of energy as we are all ready to get the ride started. Plus it was cold and damp. By the way, this is what a fraction of 6000 riders for the Whistler Gran Fondo looks like:

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Whistler Gran Fondo start line from the shore at Stanley Park.
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Whistler Gran Fondo start line crowd. This is what a fraction of 6000 riders looks like.
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Whistler Gran Fondo panoramic shot of the shoreline in Stanley Park.

Rolling out from Stanley Park toward Lion’s Gate Bridge:

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Road from Stanley Park out to Lion’s Gate Bridge.
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Onramp to Lion’s Gate Bridge.

Lion’s Gate Bridge. Pretty epic:

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Riding across Lion’s Gate bridge right after sunrise.
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Riding across Lion’s Gate Bridge.

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Heading up the 99 North toward Whistler (the speed limit sign was not for me):

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SAG Stops and the ride up past Squamish (with my buddy Ivan):

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Lots of thoughts going through my mind at this point. Specifically, “how far until the next SAG?” Sometimes, the real thing isn’t as glamorous as what ends up on Instagram or Pinterest (nice tan lines, I know):

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Finish area for the Whistler Gran Fondo at Whistler Village:

Whistler Village. Good times with friends!

In Case You Missed It:

Part 5 – Registration Day

Part 4 – Whistler Bike Park and Ketel One Ice Room

Part 3 – Vancouver Island

Part 2 – Arrival in Vancouver

Part 1 – Whistler GF – Ride Info

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