rafterman wrote: “the first (small) bridge on kitchen sink northbound has gone missing. It’s the one right by the corner of the chainlink fencing. I walked down the slope a ways and couldn’t see it anywhere so doesn’t look like the usual sort of vandalism. I haven’t been out in that direction for a couple months so others may know what happene…[Read more]
Good day of raking and riding. Dirt is generally very grippy with the odd wet spot. No additional downed trees to report.
Kitchen Sink: raked from the southern terminus up to and including Everything Butt.
Boomerang: raked about 2/3 from Fruitloop to “Devil’s Hill”. Should be able to finish the remaining tomorrow morning.
Bunny Run: rode,…[Read more]
Raked Dr. Quads and Fruitloop this morning. 2 large trees down on Fruitloop- one about 150m north of the big switchback climbs and the other on the final south end downhill run. Some wet and greasy spots but mostly fairly dry- should be good to ride tomorrow.
I would definitely recommend a ride on BOT right now. The low hanging tree at the start has been removed and the trial raked so conditions are very mint. Other trails are also good with varying degrees of leaf coverage to watch out for.
Agreed, Dr. Quads is riding better than I have ever seen it. I was actually able to ride all the bridges (well… not including that flying wooden berm structure).
Not sure if the trail fairy is on the RFG forum. He is on trailforks and you can read his trail report by clicking on the Dr. Quads trail. He looks to be about half my age (sadly…[Read more]
Out riding the east side this morning. While riding Dr. Quads, I encountered the same trail fairy as yesterday. He is the guy who has been fixing up Dr. Quads and was putting the finishing touches on the off-camber bridge so it is now fairly level. The last bridge over the small gully is also completed and is on a high line and easy to miss…[Read more]
Echoing @BlurredLines– everything is mint today from the Cricket tree up to 6-Play. Managed to trim back some overgrowth at the far end of 6-Play (Floating on a Vine?).
At the north end of Boo, the paved trail is closed between the 2 bridges for some re-paving (expected to take a couple of days according to the workers). When exiting from the…[Read more]
@repack wrote: “There is what looks to be another part of the same tree down in that spot at the entrance to Beaver Flat/catalyst. It is about 6″ and standing up and planted firmly in the ground like a small tree trunk. I couldn’t tell if it was a practical joke or for real. A smaller 4″ log over on climbax just metres from the start of the main…[Read more]
Walked Kitchen Sink near Eglinton to scout out best way around the construction. Cleared out the old Eglinton Ravine trail (see Trailforks for location) as best I could with my meagre hand implements. It should be the best way to get around the construction. Trail should be rideable in sections. Passes through two homeless camps, although the…[Read more]
Add that to:
WG: <30 cm ash across trail at highest point
SHT: <30 cm ash across wee boulder drop feature near S end
Hubble’s Return: <30 cm maple on the climb out
Rehab: one small tree crown just poking across flat rim section near Bayview
Roller Flowster: 70 cm shattered trunk bridging the trail in one of the first small g-outs p…[Read more]
Good riding in there today. Flats, Ridge, south part of Catalyst, south part of Beaver Flats, Boo and Bunny were mostly dry with a few wet/muddy spots in the usual low lying areas. Met a rider who said that Roller Flowster was dry. Oh, and the exit of Foreplay is now wide open.
Removed the overhead tree near the start of PA. Someone had already removed the tree at the start of BOT. Headed east and cleaned up Fruitloop and Boomerang so these are now clear. Noticed that the city has removed all the downed trees from the washout on Razor’s Edge. They have put up black fencing to block access on the trail while they…[Read more]
Continuing with trail clearing, I did a 5 hour walk in the west Don. Starting from Catalyst, the following trails are clear:
Catalyst, Rim Job, Beaver Flats, Climbmax (although I didn’t do the additional loop starting at the Celestica circle), Swamp, Woods Gundy, SHT, Asylum, G-Spot and Rehab. There are issues on the following:
PA: just the…[Read more]
Walked today on Catalyst, Rim Job, PA (down to where the short lived “Trump Jump” was) and then back south along Beaver Flats. Lots of small limbs down and were removed. The trails are clear now although there is a low hanging tree near the start of PA which is rideable if you remember to duck. Small washout on Beaver Flats but you can get…[Read more]
Walked the trails around Burke Brook this am. Lots of evidence that trail fairies have been present. Things look a lot better than they did on Thursday:
Asylum, G-Spot, Rehab are all clear albeit with lots of tire and boot ruts. People just won’t stay off when it is muddy.
Roller Flowster: Although trees are down in three areas, there Is…[Read more]
On foot this morning checking out the wind damage from yesterday and cleaning up downed limbs where possible:
Catalyst: all clear
Beaver Flats (south of Sky Pilot): all clear
Woods Gundy: all clear
Smith’s Edge/Roller Flowster: disaster. Several very large trees down blocking the trail in many spots. Will take a big effort to make this trail…[Read more]
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