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Daily Trail conditions in the Don

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  • #815167

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    I believe that refers to the tree in the small grassy patch surrounded by the paved lot at the cricket field. Below Thorncliffe Park at the end of the Ridge.

    Santa Cruz

    #815173

    kwarwick
    Participant

    Rode tonight 7pm starting at Pottery Rd. The Ridge, Bunny Run, Boo, Swamp, Woods Gundy, Secret Hidden Trail were all very rideable. Surface was sandpaper like with scattered ice, but I never slipped or spun a wheel the whole ride.

    #815244

    marantz
    Participant

    Did a ride starting from pottery road and looping up towards the science center and back. Everything was frozen solid, with some light snow and sparse ice in sections. No problem with traction. Hopefully things won’t get too messy tomorrow, or later this week.

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    #815298

    kwarwick
    Participant

    Anyone been in today? I assume the surfaces will be frozen, but wondering if there is a lot of ice on the trails?

    #815299

    mcbain
    Participant

    Conditions are possibly the iciest yet. On foot (or boot skates) this morning: BOT & PA were brutal so retreated to lower trails. Boo also a ribbon of smooth ice, most of Climbmax too. Bottom line – if it’s mainly in the shade, it’s scary icy. On the bright side, the Science Centre pond is perfect for skating. Heading there tomorrow after work!

    #815300

    jcitizen
    Participant

    TO has by far the most discouraging winter weather in the Province.

    #815302

    EnduroRider
    Participant

    Can confirm the brutal ice conditions. Ride catalyst north to fourplay. Ypu will need spikes on your shoes to climb the hills. It’s rideable with spikes but with the snow falling it might be even more slippy.

    #815306

    mcbain
    Participant

    Beautiful in the valley but loose snow on ice this morning is definitely worse than yesterday. Plenty of evidence of walkers wiping out, myself included. Maybe skinny studded tires could cut through the snow down to ice? Maybe not. If you go out expect multiple seat-high body slams and dress appropriately.

    #815307

    jcitizen
    Participant

    Team Don,

    On certain occasions the don has been known to serve up some straight up awful conditions for bicycle riding. Just thought I’d let any and all winter bikers who are desperate to get fat tires rolling to check out the Lesliespit / Tommy Thompson park. It’s flat as a pan cake and gets much less traffic than the don when things are snowy, so get your fatbike over there (or snowshoes) when things in the don are an icy mess. Tonnes of weird areas to explore and some great vantage points of the city. Was a god-send Saturday it sounds like. Fresh tracks all over and now icy hills to die on.

    Happy riding.

    #815308

    Blazerus2000
    Participant

    Pretty cool conditions tonight – deep packing snow all over the don. Was fun on all of the lower lines and crothers, though some climbs proved too much for half fatties. Should stay cold enough tomorrow to make for a really fast ride Monday night.

    #815309

    mcbain
    Participant

    Turn that frown upside down – conditions have gone from worst to best! On snowshoes this morning around the Science Centre. Excellent bootpack on Boo and looks to be the same heading south on the Flats, and north on the Swamp. Tire size shouldn’t be an issue – get out there! No traffic coming off of PA or BOT suggests fresh tracks await the daring.

    #815330

    mcbain
    Participant

    Mixed bag this morning. Trails are well-packed but highly variable: grippy crust, soft snow, super-smooth ice, and icy ruts, all depending on exposure. Parts of the paved path are deadly. Studs for sure if you go.

    #815361

    jcitizen
    Participant

    Just so we’re all clear, the trails are still mush.

    #815365

    Blazerus2000
    Participant

    Soupy

    #815403

    jcitizen
    Participant

    Glop

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