Phew! Finally recovered from this! Pictures have been uploaded to the photos section.
What an amazing ride this was – there was snow, there was sun, and there was a very ill advised and poorly executed river crossing. True Grit. Thanks to everyone that braved the frigid temps and made the day so damn great!
Heads up, apparently there was some sort of chemical spill in Taylor Creek originating at St. Clair and Vic Park and heading downstream:
It may not be any more serious than the normal contaminants, but maybe keep those canine friends out of the waters for a few days.
Expect a chilly one tomorrow! This will be a record cold BDDR and if we are lucky, we may even get some snow – though the forecast is calling for mostly sunshine. Dress for the cold, and do what you gotta do to keep warm. Flasks encouraged.
We have an amazing route planned, and it’s going to deviate from last years epic. As it turns out, we e…[Read more]
Denial. A head space I can often very comfortably exist in. But with the start of this ride roughly 40 hours away and given the overnight forecast of rain, and tomorrow’s forecast of more rain (to say nothing of the weekend), I need to accept that this is not happening Saturday.
However, next weekend is looking much more promising, so we’re pus…[Read more]
Crushed you will be out of the country for this one @blurredlines! Though it is November so weather could force us to push it back.
And great point about mechanical self-reliance. We try to avoid dropping people for the most part, but for this ride… well, the pack must survive!
“Remember, remember the third of November. The funday dirt and trees…”
So given how close the ride is this year to November 5th, we’re embracing the (mild) civic disobedience side of the BDDR this year in the spirit of Guy Fawkes day! Though there will be no riots or storming of parliament, some minor trespassing on golf courses and bi-law…[Read more]
Strange. The Phase 1 map was changed to remove the The “Future Gatineau Trail” reference, and the link updated. It can now be found here: https://yoursay.ca/4278/documents/11567
Heads up I saw that a construction notice was posted for the East Don trail project, which will build that long planned multi-use (paved) path connecting the forks (Taylor Creek off leash area) with the path near Moccasin Trail Park (Rainbow Tunnel). Phase 1 and Phase 2 which is North of Eglington will begin next month, and both are expected to…[Read more]
Sounds like a plan! Sorry to have missed you @fasttimes . I was told there was a North loop using both sides of the river, but hunger and some questionable earlier decisions were taking their toll so after turning around, I quickly gave up on the West side and went back the way I came on the East. Next time.
It was neat picking up on some of the…[Read more]
I ventured out to the Creek for the first time on Saturday and everything I found around Centennial Park seemed to be riding really well! Great job @fasttimes @braindamaged and @dirtseeker ! There is so few people out there compared to the Don. I did not see a single other rider, and only a few peds on the paved paths that were all super friendly…[Read more]
Hopeful that we’ll get a window to ride tonight! I’m feeling optimistic.
Potential new person who likes to park at Redway for swimming spots – like your style. If you’re reading this, good meeting you and I hope you’ll join!
As discussed Tuesday, the questionable idea for tonight is expected to be the Hunt for Old Podium. If your joining at…[Read more]
Training Loop is in great shape, and someone has been doing some very nice work in there. The rock armoring of that hole from the upended tree is a clever touch.
Fruitloop is also riding quite well, but note there is a partially cut log down at the South end almost maybe jumpable if not for the potential consequences.
Was surprised by how damp it was last night including slick turns, and some pooling on the new switchbacks to the road intersecting Crothers. I’m sure everything is great today.
Rode Dr. Quads for the first time this year, and it is in fantastic shape if you are looking for a limbo competition spot, or shooting a horror movie! Yikes. Much of the…[Read more]
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