St. Catherines. If you were asked what event is the hardest, what would be your answer? It very well could be the Lake to Lake.
It's long at 50km.
Even when it's "dry", you still end up getting muddy by the end of the day.
The terrain is for mountain bikes yes, but it's not like Albion or Mansfield which have been designed as mountain bike centres. ATV's and motor bikes use the course they make us race on. Which means ruts.
It's almost always hot.
Throw in a crash or a mechanical and it can be very discouraging as well. A test of your mental strength as well as physical.