Thanks to the person who removed the tree on Motown reported by @adama. That tree was huge and located in an area with standing water, home to lots of mosquitos. Definitely couldn’t have been a pleasant job. Greatly appreciated!
Update of some East side Don trails – I rode Motown yesterday. It was clear of logs and branches, no ice. mostly dry with only a few puddles. It was in great shape! It faces mostly south so it dries pretty quick if there is sun. Too bad the rain this weekend will set the trail back a little.
I also recently walked Fruitloops and Training Loop.…[Read more]
I went for a walk on Motown today armed with my rake. Raked about two thirds of the trail. It was surprisingly dry and even rideable today. Should be great tomorrow. There is a 10 inch tree down on the east end of the trail near the log over feature. It hangs about five feet over the trail and is easily passed but requires a dismount.
Rode this morning about 11 am. The wind and sun were drying things out really fast. Motown, Fruitloops, Training loop, Ridge and Boo were all dry except for a few spots that are often a bit wet. Generally , excellent conditions!
Tree down on Motown – This afternoon while riding Motown, a large cracked tree that had been leaning on others fell further. I was cycling in the area and heard the crack and crashing. I returned later after my ride on foot and cleaned up the area as best I could with hand tools. The main trunk is still leaning across the trail about head height…[Read more]
Thanks @fred_barclay, for the intel on Kitchen Sink. Rode it this afternoon as an out and back from Motown. It is an excellent trail that is sustainable and well built. Had a great time! @stephen_reese, it rode well in both directions in my opinion. I didn’t have a watch or phone with me so I couldn’t give you a time.
Rode various trails this afternoon. One that hasn’t been reported is Fruitloops. It was in pretty good condition. Debris and fallen logs have been removed and some improvements to the trail have been made. It is rideable end to end.
Mosquitos were abundant on all of the trails I rode and were starting to bite, so mosquito repellent would be prudent.
Cabin fever drove me to go for a walk this afternoon in the rain. I wore those spike attachment on my shoes and ended up walking Motown out and back. The trail was surprisingly easy to walk with the spikes as it had a fairly hard slab. Some spots however were soft and water was pooling. Lots of branches of all sizes and a few more trees were down…[Read more]
Walked much of Motown today. Started at the north east end and walked west. I made it to the Don Valley underpass clearing debris from the wind storm as I went. Trail looks in great shape, only needs to dry out. I will finish the remainder of the trail this week.
Rode about 12:30. Conditions were excellent on Crothers, Ridge, Boo, Swamp and Motown. All were hard and fast. Gusty cold wind may have kept the trails from thawing. It also made me cold. On the Ridge by the big bridge a crew of 5 workers were clearing brush around the trail. They had a chain saw. They had not removed the big tree lying further…[Read more]
I felt like riding my bike today so I went out about noon with the intention of riding pavement as I didn’t expect trails to be any good after the rain yesterday. However, I went to Flats/river trail to check it out and found it to be mostly dry. I checked out Crothers/Ridge and found it to be dry, fast and grippy with the occasional damp spot.…[Read more]
Rode today at 10;30. I started on Catalyst, Rim and PA. Strangely, they were all a little wet and slick where the trail was shaded from the sun. Areas that got sun were good. Many of the the climbs were slippery. Not as good as I thought they would be. Maybe the moisture will evaporate as the day progresses. I then went to Motown which is south…[Read more]
Rode about noon today
Wind and sun drying things up
River Trail, Ridge, Boo, Swamp, Wood Gundy, Secret Hidden, Asylum, Bunny, Motown – excellent – mostly dry, few small sections with leaf buildup but not really an issue
Five Play – wet at the start with lots of leaves on the trail – didn’t continue
Fence Wars – River Trail – Workers had…[Read more]