Oustanding conditions on the low lines from Pottery road up to Eglinton, but the sun is softening things quickly. The hard packed layer is already a bit slick and studded tires are certainly nice to have.
It looks to me like we agree on most of the topic, I just happen to disagreed strongly with your “respectful” phrasing and delivery…[Read more]
Hard to be sad about the versatility of the Pivot Les Fat. Still get a kick out of Eddie messing around on it in the fat suit. I’m definitely in for a few “snow days” this winter.
This season saw a couple changes, but I’m still very happily rolling with the same frame/wheels.
New “Tanhelga’s” seemed like a great option for the window of soil/slop/fresh snow and I’m enjoying them so far. I can’t say I like them more or less than the Maxxis Minions of last season, but they’re certainly not making me sad. I’ll be…[Read more]
Awesome… Completely unnecessary belittlement of novice riders with absolutely zero constructive content. You have however (reluctantly) agreed that the blind spot wasn’t ideal, yet still need to stand up on a soapbox to criticize those who benefit from a safer and more sustainable trail. I hate to be the one to underline that and as outlined…[Read more]
Glad to be able to provide some context. It’s not always apparent why things are done or undone, but a little transparency seems to go a long way in most cases.
Looking forward to snow on the ground shortly. Just the friendly reminder that the ruts of today are the frozen stupidity of tomorrow. Early in the mornings before things thaw is your…[Read more]
This is exceptional, literally just loaded this thread up to ask if anyone had found a good way to link up Guelph area to Hamilton area… box checked!
This shares a portion of it’s path with the Cannonball 300 and gets close enough to the last RFG Spring social I was able to make it out for. Looking at making some larger gear investments this…[Read more]
While I’m also sad to see any challenge go the reasoning is three fold…
*** Context being that of in the City of Toronto ***
First and foremost any sort of a feature on a multi use, multi directional trail that leaves users in both direction blind to what they’re approaching is foolish. “Pretty managable to ride with enough speed” is…[Read more]
Final community build of the City of Toronto Stewardship season got after it over the weekend. Controversial though it may be the “leaning tree” on the ridge finally has a reinforced bench on the outside to get around on. The old line has a few new plants and a whole lotta debris otherwise to close it up.
Additionally plenty of hands made light…[Read more]
Not going to make it this season personally, but this looked like an excellent opportunity for a weekend of bike packing to test the waters if you’re keen.
Alternatively it’s a real good “big day” for some folks out there.
Pottery Trail Head trimming is well underway. The climb is cleared and large portions of the downhill have had nature beaten back significantly. Sadly the downhill isn’t complete and will take another Monday evening to cull the overgrowth and tend to a a few spots that have no hope of drying out without help. As can be expected more hands make for…[Read more]
Slow to update, but the extra “loop” in sun valley had a full trim. Next Monday’s agenda provided the weather co-operates is to tackle the area around the Pottery Road trail head. Both up and Down as well as the bit leading up to the down portion. The overgrowth is real this year with all the rain.
Sight lines are getting all kinds of awful anywhere the under story grows in. The Flats, Beaver Flats, and Boo Trail in particular are getting extremely dicey to ride “quickly” on without risking a good old head on with anyone going the opposite direction. Just a friendly reminder to tone it down as those are generally the places you’re going to…[Read more]
Out this morning on the boot pack and it is softening up. Today will be crucial with the temperatures dropping, whatever is rutted today is likely to remain rutted until this time next week (if one is to believe the forecast). If you can shuffle your day to ride after the temperature drop the reward should be real. Expecting fast and smooth…[Read more]
Fresh snow on glazed ice now. Studded tires (and footwear) are highly recommended.
It was slick to say the very least yesterday before the snow started and this is not likely to make it a lot better without a bit of packing. Expect conditions to be extremely slippery, not dissimilar to the wet leaves on slick clay effect we get in the spring and fall.
Can’t really say it’s got to do with the holidays, but got a “road” bike and back to the trainer for some structure over the winter. I’ve got my time split with about 75% of my time on the bike still occurring outdoors. I’m hoping to do some bigger longer rides out in the snow, but life tends to get in the way so getting the 2-3 hour rides in has…[Read more]
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