Pretty intense strength circuit with WC DH racer Adam Brayton. Crazy the level these guys train at these days. Guess lifting a few pints post-ride isn’t cutting it with today’s field. Stoked to see each season with the level these guys are at.
Lot of the leaves have been raked off the trails in the north. Conditions are decent but we’re getting to that time of year where you need to be out early before the ground thaws or late, once it’s frozen again.
This is the worst time of year to ride, when it’s too wet/soft. Those ruts that could get ironed out with a few dry days will freeze…[Read more]
With the hunting season in full effect and snow hitting the ground this week, i’ve started to ease into some winter training. I did notice the benefits this year so plan to build on that while still ridding outdoors as much as possible.
Started the process with a RAMP test and was happy to see my FTP hadn’t plummeted, it actually went up a few…[Read more]
With the trails being a sloppy mess still, a buddy and I are planning on doing a big urban adventure loop. If you’ve never done one, you really should give it a try. 80% of the loop is off-road/path and there are some pretty epic (sneaky) areas we ride through, you’d be shocked. We’re uncertain which loop we’ll be doing but it will be either…[Read more]
What @blurredlines outlined is perfect. I too hate these lines but it can be long battle that will ruin many rides. I’m having a smilier remove, put back rock battle on my local loop. Take the time to block it permanently and make the desired line the best it can be. That line looks fine, I can’t imagine what the person’s issue is other than…[Read more]
The spring trip was amazing @blurredlines Hopefully it becomes a yearly event. You may be able to get in on this one yet…
Sadly mother nature is not cooperating for the 2-3rd. I don’t mind some weather but they are calling for 10mm of rain the night we’d be camping out. I can handle (even enjoy) the suffering on the bike but knowing we get…[Read more]
Good on ya man. That’s one job I have heard so many horror stories about. I am happy to pay to have someone else do it. I do my own bleed but that’s about it. The rebuild does seem straight forward but it also looks like a 2hr job. I really should do this as myself as well. Keep us posted on your progress and what you encounter.
I’m sure…[Read more]
I was out ridding and managed to watch the replay without spoilers. Pretty much a perfect bike day.
I won’t wreck it for others but that was special. Good friend and insanely talented rider gave us the show of a lifetime. Incredible. Was gutted for Semenuk and Jordie. Such a rad event. New venue is killer.
Just rode the whole enchilada, plus a few gems. Despite the rain, the trails are epic. Bit greasy with wet leaves over the clay but much of it was hero dirt. No wet spots or issues to report. All deadfall has been removed. GITSUM!
I don’t think this will matter, I hang my bikes, alternating front/back wheel, vertically on hooks. How this affects the system will depend on brand, just like bleed procedure would. If the system is properly bled, I don’t see how this would matter.
Still time for an epic this fall if anyone is game. I am buying a warmer bag to make this possible and looking for other adventure seekers. I have spent a few rides putting together a pretty epic overnighter in Muskoka. It’s 99% off-road, like way off-road, and has what I think is the best terrain and scenery we have to offer here. It’s a…[Read more]
Trails are running well top to bottom. There was a large tree down on the Matheson loop but my neighbour has removed it. The bench cut is eroding some but we wont be able to tackle it again this fall. It will likely deteriorate more this winter so this will have to be addressed in the spring. If anyone feels up to it this fall, have at her.…[Read more]
If you can believe it, i’ve only just received my car back today. Was a complete shit-show getting it repaired. Thought for sure they would write it off, but they didn’t.
I’m trading it in for a 2019 Forester. This was the year anyway but this incident just moved the date up for me. I’ll also be adding a Roof Top Tent for trips and…[Read more]
Sounds like you boys have had yourselves some great adventures on the COLT. Hard to believe it was that wet. I know we’ve got a lot of rain recently but it was a dry summer for the most part. Also interesting to hear about what setup worked best.
I’m looking at a few trips this fall. Anyone else got anything planned?
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