Tons of snow up north now…
Someone was grooming the Simcoe Creeks trail last night with a skidoo. Still too much soft snow to ride it.
Copeland is filled to the brim with snow. Couldn’t bike in there either last night, had to snowshoe.
Hopefully the rain holds off…..FOR ONCE!!!!
Dufferin was pretty good yesterday. You could see the ice poking through where the tire lugs dug in, but there was enough grip to not be sketched out. Trails are nicely packed down; main trail from the main parking spot is the well worn path with the slicker spots. The ridge trail and single track back to the “upper” parking spot near the field is…[Read more]
The riding in Pisgah is awesome. I can’t comment on how wet it’ll be in March, but the temperatures should be great.
A group of us went last Christmas and the Christmas before. Trying to go for a few days in May before DirtFest in Pennsylvania.
Few pictures to help convince you…
There is everything down there. Flowy trail, rocks,…[Read more]
Looks like you had a good ride @FastTimes.
We rode in there last night on the creeks trail and besides it being absolutely bone crushing cold, the conditions were perfect. They got a little bit more snow, so the trail is narrow and grippy. Only one tiny foot long patch of ice was to be found.
And its always fun setting first tracks in the powder…[Read more]
I hope it snows, because you’re right, the closer you get to that kiosk towards the 8th line section, the worse the post holing from hikers gets. Its brutal in a few spots.
In other news, Copeland is completely covered in ice in some spots. We went in on Wednesday and it took two hours to go 13km. Some of the double track has minimal snow cover…[Read more]
I don’t know if many people read this, but I think sadly access to the swan lake portion of Jefferson Forest has been completely cutoff.
If you don’t know the history here, the Swan Lake property is managed by the TRCA and because they host school groups on the property, the area is marked as private property. They only started to post private…[Read more]
Rode Simcoe trails again today. If you have studs, now is the time to ride. We did 20km without even trying. I bet with the solid packed trails (some savage bumpy from hikers), you can probably do a 35-40km singletrack loop.
Not sure if the logging is done there yet, but the kids loops and other local to the main parking lot are all well packed.…[Read more]
As of last night, the Simcoe club trails at 7th Line and Bass Lake Road are perfect for riding. We did the trails to the north west of the main trail head. Lots of grip and 99.9% ice free.
The Creeks loops directly across the street from the main trail head looks super well ridden, but icy.
Can’t comment on how the rain will affect the trails,…[Read more]
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]
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