Today I had the absolute pleasure of riding with Iohan Gueorguiev, The Bike Wanderer If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you watch his incredible See The World series on YouTube. Iohan has ridden his fully loaded bike across the world, sharing some of the most epic scenery and trails an adventure seeker could dream of. He has i…[Read more]
Nice upgrades @blurredlines You are getting great use out of that beast. Hopefully we get to play in the snow a few times together this winter.
I’ve got my same Pivot Les Fat, which i still love. Havnet made the move to 650b, still on 26×4″ and 26×5″ depending on the conditions. Also really liked the Hayduke with studded Wrathchild for those…[Read more]
Welcome to RFG @matthew_kadey Congrats on the success of the inaugural BT700. Several members and friends accepted the challenge this year and all reported good things. @nyby ‘s amazing report has me even more fired up.
Many of the connections and routes I have discovered over the years, such as the Dingle, are incorporated in the BT700 loop.…[Read more]
Snow is gone at Turkey Point and the trails have bounced back well. I’m heading down for a few days of riding tomorrow. All welcome if anyone wants to join. Hunting season is closing down so the full 80km loop should be possible.
I have used those Planet Bike fenders before but wasn’t sure the 65mm max width would clear a 2.35″ 29″ tire.
I liked them on my Jake the Snake but there wasn’t much clearance even then with a 32mm tire. I like to ride on dirt and much as possible and actually had the fender crumple after scrubbing the tire bouncing through…[Read more]
Trails are a mess with this recent thaw and rain. Some networks are handling it better than others but it’s probably best to not rut things up ahead of the next freeze. Don’t be that guy.
I decided to hop on the Fargo and try my regular 50km urban loop. Was surprised to see so much ice and slush, mostly on the paved sections. The dirt…[Read more]
Ready your fat bike and studded winter tires!
Time to close the spring/summer thread and start sharing fall/winter trail conditions so we can all make the most of our time riding.
Thanks to all who contribute here.
For others who would like to report issues using Trailforks, I would recommend adding the report then cross posting here, I’m one if the TF admin and can embed the map here. It would be appreciated if you could also direct others here from the web and on the trail for discussions and maintenance as this is where things get done. A report on TF…[Read more]
I believe this is the section of trail in question. I may get out for a ride tomorrow and can scope it. I can then try to come back in with my chainsaw provided its manageable. You could also try 311 but as this is an unsanctioned trail so they are not guaranteed to respond.
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While the riding season is far from over, I’ve begun my off -season training. This summer was pretty awesome and for the first time, I kept one strength session a week in my program. I did this to preserve strength and lean mass while I binged on rides nearly everyday. I’m happy to report that it worked and my lean mass has remained the same…[Read more]
Thanks for tackling those @sangerasong I haven’t been in the Matheson loop since the spring. I’m back from Ottawa next week and hope to duck in there. I have a battery operated leaf blower as well.
What most of the trails really need though, is the brush cut back.
Rode the lower loop and partial upper. Trails are running well overall. They need a ton of work but running well. Someone cut a big bell ringer out at Rathburn and Centennial Park Dr. Thanks!
Hi @singleandfixed I’ve ridden that bit of rail trail a few times. It’s not the best section in my opinion, mostly with regards to views and variety of terrain. It does get interesting towards Peterborough however, with big trestle bridges,
Here is a link to a small trip we did a few years ago. We began from the ballpark at the head of the…[Read more]
@tpratt just raised the bar to the next level. Completing 16 Grind laps in under 8hrs. Thats 76km with 3500m of climbing. Huge!
I was following his efforts all day and he crushed it. I was dying after 10 last year so can fully appreciate what it took to get each meter after that. Following a long recovery from a nasty crash at the endure…[Read more]
Rolled through earlier this week. Rode top to bottom and conditions were good. Thanks to the riders cutting back the overgrowth in the northern loop. We’ve still lost a bunch of trail but its nice to see some effort put forth by others.
Myself and a group of buddies are looking to tackle my idea of an Ontario Triple Crown style ride tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
The ride is outlined briefly in previous posts but it essentially links three of the best climb/descent zones in the Blue Mountains. I’ve actually incorporated a fourth ascent/decent but we may opt out of that as…[Read more]
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