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.
Canadmos replied to the topic Copeland Forest – Info/Review? in the forum BRUCE PENINSULA, SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY AND LAKE SIMCOE 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Will this snow ever melt? 🙁
Most bike shops I visit are open on Sundays, though only during summer hours, which makes sense.
Now, seeing that most shops close at 5 or 6 during winter hours doesn’t make much sense to me. You’d think they would open later to stay open later, to 7pm or so. Given that majority of the work force works until at least 5 or 6pm. Then again, maybe…[Read more]
Copeland is perfect for fat biking right now and should stay that way until the temps start to rise.
Incredible amounts of grip and I didn’t spot any ice. Was able to ride entire 5th Dimension trail (with a foot out in spots) with no problem, it was an absolute blast.
Check out the Transition Scout, it is a smaller trail bike but very fun and rides well. I have the 2017 model with 125mm rear travel, but with a 150mm fork on it, it even handled Pisgah with not much a problem. Rowdy, yes….
I spent multiple hours on a carbon 5010 and it was very similar to the Scout. Lots of fun to ride.
If you can swing it…[Read more]
Rode Dufferin yesterday and Friday; the south side of the forest is mostly good still, if you’re on a fat bike. Skinny tires are cutting into the ground spots. North side of the forest (Kens trail) is still mostly ice.
Hiked Jefferson today and it’s a total mess in there. I’d say no one should be riding in there, though I don’t…[Read more]
Hiked in Copeland last night.
Now is the time to fatbike in there. We went in off of 5th Line and there was only one spot of ice.
The XC trail center has closed up for the season, so the groomed Nordic trails are free to poach. They haven’t been groomed in a while, but are still pretty compact and smooth. Great for some 60km/h runs down the ridges….
Hmmm. That is good news. Dufferin is incredibly sandy and well draining; it won’t take long for it to be good to go.
Board of Education trails in Barrie/Midhurst are a no go unless you have spikes. We hiked in there last night and should have just worn ice skates. Had to hang on to trees to not fall into the river on a few bench cut…[Read more]
Its a Giant Revolt and has some Giant branded 38c tires on it. The tires have actually been pretty great; have not had a flat and the tread has held up after lots of pavement riding. I hit a hole hard enough to twist the bars last night, but the tires held up.
Only sketchy thing is that they are only rated to 60 or 65psi, but I’ve been running…[Read more]
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