Congrats on the new bike! Full on road machine or can it take some bigger adventure-sized rubber? Be cool to take you on some of my loops. Most are still pretty mint right now. Distance can be whatever ya like. My riding buddy and I are looking at an overnighter in the next few weeks.
I’ve always had a pretty good idea of what to do for…[Read more]
Anyone jump on or off the training bus over the holidays?
I had to reschedule a few days as we had family in town but other than that, I am still on track. Conditions have been so good that I’ve opted to ride outdoors more than I should but I also don’t want to lose sight of why I do this. There is no doubt a slight loss in quality but I am…[Read more]
Glad you are getting out @carpetbomber
Yeah, someone is getting out when it’s soft ’cause it’s a cross-rutted mess in the south. Most is still good but judging by the rut left behind, is was way soft when buddy decided to ride. North is mostly untouched and rolling great. I was in and out before the sun hit the permafrost. It was really…[Read more]
Decided to go find some winter wonderland riding this week. This frozen dirt has been amazing but I was missing the beauty of a snow covered forest. Per @canadmos suggestion, I hit the SCMBC trails. It’s been a few years since I’d ridden there. They had a recent dump and I got my wish – snow covered trails. I was the coldest day of the year…[Read more]
Temps were above zero today in the 6ix so @dirtseeker and I rolled the dice on getting some frozen dirt at Puslinch. It was frozen alright – like a rink. It was frozen dirt with a layer of icing on top. Studs would have been great but likely been all torn out. Rode the Tallboy with plus size rubber and only went down once. Should be better…[Read more]
Other than a few rutted areas left by those who rode the trails soft, the creek is in good shape. Foot and dog traffic has pitted some high use areas but that’s unavoidable I think. We can put up signs so….
Went out when it was -7 and the trails were nicely frozen with no ice. We rode both the south and the north loops, It helped that it…[Read more]
Agreed, it’s been mint. I’ve dialled in a 35km loop that is killer. I’ve been running both the fat and mid-fat depending on ground firmness. Both have been terrific. It was nice to ride on actual snow this week. Cool to have dirt in the city and snow a bit further north. Kinda perfect.
Some freezing rain in the forecast but looks…[Read more]
Got the 45NRTH Wrathchild tires mounted and they have already become my favourite new tire. Rolled the dice on the mid-fat setup yesterday but was blow away by the performance. Felt like better overall traction than the 4″ studded Dillinger tires. Certainly felt way more fun to be on a nimble trail bike. Was at 12/13PSI and could have gone…[Read more]
Thanks for the update @canadmos Looks great!
I got out to Duffy yesterday for a quick loop. Temps were too warm for anything in the city and I wanted to be in the forest. You never really know what it will be like there and its always a gamble. You have to be prepared to get skunked and find an alternative in the area. Luckily conditions…[Read more]
I don’t think so and I am not certain what the star power will be. Haven’t really seen anything specific about prize purse or details of individual events.
There are still lots of questions to be answered, such as inclement weather for dirt events. The name has history and prestige so lets hope they can build something as impressive here.…[Read more]
“The Sea Otter Classic, the world’s premier cycling festival has been a favorite cycling festival in North America for almost 30 years, and in 2019, it grows even more, expanding with Sea Otter Canada set to take place in Blue Mountain, Ontario, just 90 minutes north of Toronto. The multi-day festival, expo and race will run from July 4 to 7, 2…[Read more]
Sorry to hear you were injured @lawrence_y I’ve got a lingering ankle injury as well. take care of it, your feet and ankles are the foundation to it all and if not taken care of can cause all kinds of injuries from supporting joints and systems.
The Muskoka loop was insane. I now see how this connects to other zones I have explored and have it…[Read more]
Anyone using a power meter on their bikes? I use a HR monitor but being that most of the training these days is power based, I’d like to be able to adapt some of the Trainer Road and workouts from my personal program outside. I know it will never be as optimal or precise as an interval without variants such as wind and terrain, but outside is so…[Read more]
Look at Oli! That’s awesome. My daughter is moving to full on MTB this summer, stoked. Hand brakes, suspension and gears. You went for the Outback eh? I stuck with the Forester and added an iKamper roof top tent for some adventures. I wanted an Outside Van, but management shot me down. Hahah Think this will do the trick though.
Check this out:
Tour Divide style ride/race in Southern Ontario.
“The BT 700 is a 700ish kilometre bikepacking route traversing some of the most interesting and less trodden terrain in southwestern Ontario. Yes, Ontario has some terrific terrain begging for a fatter tire adventure.
Each July, a common “grand depart” will occur from the histo…[Read more]
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