I just returned from a 10 day trip to Vancouver. I managed to get in a few rides with some friends who really know the North Shore trails. I am always surprised at how many trails there actually are so close to the city. I had one day at the bike park in Whistler and was shocked to see so many people riding at a very high level. It took me almost the whole day to find my rhythm, but once I found it and gained trust in the trail builders I was in heaven! If you really want to increase your riding ability then a few days at Whistlers Bike Park is definitly the best way to do it, they have practice areas for jumping , riding tecknical stunts and just riding the berms. I tried to get some shots of some local riders but they seem to be going a bit quicker than what I am used to and my shots were not to good, sorry.