Don't do as much cross country as I used to. Used to race, but now I enjoy d-hilling more, although I still believe you have to ride up to go down (sometimes)
There are still some great loops in Whistler, which are mostly flat if you want, with lots of stunts, or very steep, with lots of stunts. Then there's the Hill... Whoa!
Strange... the Limits on the chairs for "Bear", that would be the kind of bike you would want up there... wouldn't it, then they rule them out.
Reminds me of a race we do in Whistler "Crud to Mud" when the snow starts melting and you can ride from Mid-Station down, you Snowboard/Ski the top half and then Bike the bottom, In teams of two or solo. Last time I did it I was Riding my bike with My Snowboard boots.
My bus is a 7.3.. no turbo,
she's kindof a pig, and I imagine if I had a much bigger bus, it would really suck on the hills, but mine is 16 pass. It's a Little slow but I can still beat 4bangers uphill and I can do the speed limit on the highway. It's not a race car and I never bought it to be one... so I am happy with the Power that I have (Turbo would be nice tho) :P