Copeland Forest and the Simcoe Club trails at 7th Line and Bass Lake have been great the last few days. Lots and lots of trail to ride.
Buddy who lives up there said it snowed 4 inches last night, so some might be a little fluffy right now.
Ravenshoe last night was great. I’d guess that there is absolutely zero snow or ice on 85-90% of the trails. I rode the fat bike, but the entire time I was thinking how much better it would have been on a normal trail bike; the ground is perfectly frozen.
It looks like the region or someone is downing a bunch of trees on a few trails, maybe for…[Read more]
I haven’t been up in a bit, but they have or had a ton of snow already. People have already been Nordic skiing in there.
Sadly the weather lately has been a crapshow. There is not much snow left around Newmarket; so I’m sure Ravenshoe and Jefferson are soggy, but can see people are still riding them.
The trails in Midhurst/Barrie behind the…[Read more]
Thanks for the replies, great points.
Yeah I guess if I can move that stuff alone, then there is nothing stopping someone else from moving it. I spend a good 15-20 minutes moving everything back each time. Some of the limbs are 15 feet long. I clearly need to move bigger and heavier items onto the line. It sucks though, whenever I ride there I’m…[Read more]
Have you read the new Dufferin bylaw? Its pretty interesting what’s going on over there, in terms of trail use.
The bylaw states that horse riders must move their horsecrap off the trail and it also goes on to explain that horse DO cause damage. Its the first time I’ve ever read such a thing haha.
There are always rotten apples. A few days…[Read more]
And for reference, this is the one corner that keeps getting messed with.
Its hard to tell, but the picture below is from what I found a few weeks ago. All those logs are sitting on the ACTUAL trail. They moved them all over from the right. The cheater line is to the right of the pile and completely cuts the corner and roots.
Excuse the potato…[Read more]
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop cheater lines from coming back?
Long story short, but there seems to be some trail donkeys in Jefferson Forest who are clearly riding lines just to go around roots.
I’ve lost count, but there are two specific spots in the forest that I’ve had to block and reblock probably 4-5 times this summer.…[Read more]
Kolapore is good. But, stay away from most of the Northwest Passage loop. Some of that trail is an absolute gong show of mud. We had to clean our bikes in the river. There is also one or two spots where some ATVs have really damaged the trail.
The black flies are absolutely horrendous now!
Dufferin Forest is completely dry. Not a spot of water or wetness in there, it might as well be the middle of July.
Lots of big trees down across the trails, though. Some are in hairy spots, depending which direction you’re going (at the bottom of fast hills).
Jefferson was running fantastic on Wednesday night. Might be a little mushy in spots again after the rain. There is some fresh loam in there if you know where to go….
Going to try Dufferin tomorrow.
This is from May 1st, somewhere in 3 Stage….
Rode Jefferson today and it’s a mix of conditions in there. Some trails are great while others still have quite a bit of mud on them. If you go deep enough, there are even a few patches of ice still.
But I think in a few days most of that should dry up, if the sun stays out.
On another note, there is a ton of branches, trees, shrubs, brush etc…[Read more]
Yeah Vital has some of the best content. Their slideshows are awesome. I like how they have wonderful photos along with a lot of words directly from the riders.
There’s a lot of talk about this track not being the best, but I don’t care at this point, I am stoked to start watching some racing again.
The salt is pretty bad for the bearings and drive train if you leave it sitting there. Its okay for a few rides, but definitely give it a good hosing afterwards. Just don’t use high pressure water to wash it, or you’ll risk pushing that salty water into places you don’t want it.
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