I'm going to be in the Shushwap Lake area this coming week and I'm trying to decide on a day ride. The ride to Needles really interests me but it's a 'there and back' ride which is okay but I'd rather do a loop. Also, I'll be heading down to Summerland later so I'll be able to do some of the roads anyway. Still, it's high DH rating makes it the most appealing.
Here's a few rides that I'm thinking of so tell me what you think:
1. Cariboo Loop
2. Cariboo Longer Loop
3. Needles Loop
4. Needles There and Back
5. Revelstoke Loop
6. Revelstoke Long Loop
I'm hesitant to do the Revelstoke loop since there's 2 ferries involved. Timing might be too iffy + it might make the ride really long. But it would make a nice loop and I'd be able to do the Needles route. DH scores are low in the area though. Cariboo loops look okay but DH scores are low too. Maybe they are better roads than DH gives them credit for?
What do you think? I can't decide.