Sorry just out of town on a shoot.
I prefer the AF. Getting lost in there is half the fun. It’s not for everyone but it’s a beautiful forest and the trails are challenging. Better loop feeling to be had there. Kelso has a forced feeling. It’s easier there ifcricks aren’t your thing.
Equestrians are an issue everywhere. I’m great with sharing the forest with them but when they destroy purpose built singletrack I lose respect. There is lots of multi use double track for them to enjoy.
Unfortunately like in Dufferin, the land manager wants everyone to get along and for any trails built to be for all users.
I think most o…[Read more]
Glad you got out @allantats Thanks for getting after the tree on RFG Connection and for the work on the brush above Burnhamthorpe. I used to always opt for the low-line but since we cut out the big fallen trees a few years ago, I am enjoying the high line. Though a tree that was cut by someone else was left very close to the edge of the trail.…[Read more]
FYI – I came across a fellow sitting just by the overflow drain off Sismet road. On the map below, it’s at the top of the sharp bend in the trail.
He is a middle eastern man, in his mid 30s. He was sitting there, smoking up and drinking a coffee. I don’t care if someone is out in the woods getting high but this…[Read more]
I think my buddy and enduro racing machine, Tyler, is planning on going for 24 in 24 soon. I haven’t done many big rides lately so not sure I’ve go it in me. I’m still hoping to give it my best at one point this fall though. Blue now running fall hours will make it harder. To complete 24 in 24 will require a pretty mellow pace with lots of…[Read more]
Thanks @blurredlines Had to put on my big picture glasses (with rose tint) and look it over once more. Let’s just say I’m causiously optimistic, but then I always am 🙂
I did speak with Brent but didn’t know about or ask for any tags. Still find it frustrating to see shop ads below trails they do nothing to support. Really, they are the only…[Read more]
I was hoping that someone who perhaps can’t contribute as much with the trail work itself would step up and take on the admin roll on Trailforks. The app, and others like it, are here to stay and they have far too large an impact on our trails to ignore. While none of us here really use the app for our local rides, most of the new riders in the…[Read more]
Hi @erik It’s our pleasure, no one wants to ride shitty trails.
Any and all help is appreciated. You don’t need a chainsaw to seriously improve the trails. Clearing the overgrowth is the biggest and most frequent task at hand. The key guys ride the trails enough to tackle the big stuff. Just reporting issues here and doing your part,…[Read more]
Just a reminder that Blue has switched to fall hours of operation which means the lift stops at 6:00pm.
I haven’t been up in weeks but plan to get a bunch in before last day.
Anyone else going up? Midweek laps?
Saw your efforts and appreciate the help @allantats Thought maybe someone else had stepped up to contribute but of course it’s you. Thanks for the time put in to get everything rolling!
These are my go to tools if I’m heading in to clean up overgrown sections.
The brush hook and the smaller snipes are my favourites and I can motor through…[Read more]
I’d skip Ganny and Guelph Lake personally. I’d suggest Durham over either of those options. You can link together Durham, Dagmar and 3Rox to make an easy 70km loop or a banging 25km loop. You can also session the Dagmar DH trails (not part of the DMBA Dagmar loop – confusing I know)
I’d also consider The Agreement Forest over Kelso. It’s got…[Read more]
The Matheson loop is now running again, tip to toe. It’s been cleared and raked with deadfall removed. Trail was all but lost and a section has been overrun by construction at 401. A reroute was required. Watch for the odd chunk of rebar in there. If anyone has a battery powered angle grinder, it would be great to remove that for everyones…[Read more]
Was also a welcomed surprise to come across @drc out there doing his share. He came all the way from Scarborough to walk though and do what he could. He’s also a big help in the Don. Thanks man!!!!
Thanks as always for your help @allantats
For others interested in helping, the area that needs trimming back most now is the north-west section between Eglington and Matheson From the entrance behind Bell to the exit. The large tree at the exit has been cut out. There is one more to be removed that we’ll get at with the chainsaw. . Right n…[Read more]
Another big effort put forth today to restore the Matheson loop. It was all but gone, after no effort had been put into maintaining it.
This is what we’re dealing with in sections. You can see the faint, remanence of a trail that vanishes into head tall brush.
The usual wet spot is quite saturated, a situation aggravated by the recent…[Read more]
Thanks @marley. It’s definitely overgrown in many areas but we’re working on it.
You didn’t ride by us working on your ride so you missed a good chunk of trail. It’s not super obvious and you really need a guide to link it all up properly..
I’d love to have you and the crew out for a builder’s tour of the whole loop. It’s remarkabley g…[Read more]
Spent another half day with @braindamaged and @dirtseeker reopening the Meglington trails. Was just as hard as doing it the first time since we haven’t been in there in two years. It was head high grass and vines as far as the eye could see. The trails add nearly a Kilometer of flowy singletrack to the northern loop. Was pretty gruelling work…[Read more]
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