August 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm #811893August 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm #811923August 28, 2016 at 7:58 pm #812813
I got out for two rides this weekend. Friday was more of a maintenance day as there was a fair amount of large deadfall down from Thursday night.
Some dead stuff that was low hanging came down further and a rotten tree came down north of Queensway. Cleaned up some stuff as brush is now quickly growing.
The tree that was down on the paved downhill on the east side was cleared by someone.
The tree picture below on the west side of the creek at the start of the loop south of the Matheson loop came down further and is now not passable without dismounting. That one would be a little more challenging to clear.
Trail conditions were perfect today although I pulled my back out yanking on a dead branch. Limped out to the pavement and took the roads back to Marie Curtis.
Every few months I get a little reminder I’m not a youngster anymore. lol
I lost a pr. of yellow lensed glasses in the loop on the west side just north of Burnamthorpe. The lower trail that follows the creek. If anyone finds them let me know but they are not expensive so not too worried.
Attachments:September 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm #812928
Another huge tree down east side between Burnamthorpe and the metal stairs, right around the same place as the earlier one.
I was in a rush and didn’t have time to assess, but looked like it will be a little more difficult to make a go around.
Its been a tough year on trees…
Besides that all trails are in excellent condition and surprisingly dry.September 21, 2016 at 9:08 am #813044
See what you mean @allantats There would have to be a major re-route or power tools involved to remedy this section. It’s fairly high traffic and residential, so it’s possible a neighbour will tackle this. Someone has been cleaning up the party camp that keeps popping up there so someone taking care of this section, though I don’t think its a cyclist.
Came across this cribbing and filling in of the rocks under Matheson on Monday. If you or someone you know is the person doing the work please message me so that you can be added to a broader discussion about trail work in the creek Thanks!.
Attachments:September 21, 2016 at 10:49 am #813049
I cleared up as much of that tree as possible last week with my pack saw – then I got stung twice and it was getting dark so I called it a night. You can ride through but obviously you have to slow down. It will definitely require a chainsaw but the way the tree has fallen it is resting on a branch that supports the main trunk. The other tree that @allantats created the ride around for is an easy chainsaw job since the whole tree is on the ground – just a very highly populated area. If I get some time or the spirit moves my I may start picking away at it with the hand saw, but the ride around works just fine. My last 4 rides have all required cutting out trees/ branches which have cut them short (well on distance due to time anyway)! Oh well, such is life, at least we have a great trail system to ride close to home.
It is a cyclist who has been clearing it up, well among other I would imagine – I called 311 (twice) to let them know about the couch and love seat that were there as well as all the other garbage. I am sure I wasn’t the only call. Funny enough I was actually out riding when the City crew came to pick it all up – stopped to chat and thank them, nice guys. I used some of the willow branches I had cut to sweep away the fire pit that keeps popping up there on my way through last week as well.September 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm #813066
I saw someone had cut enough of that tree to make it passable…good on ya with only a handsaw.
FastTimes, I saw the work under Matheson as well but don’t know whose been doing the work.
I pretty much leave everything as I see it as I figure its that way for a reason…September 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm #813127
I got in there today and cleared the remainder of the tree south of the steel stairs. It’s not completely clear.
Then i attacked the tree by the storm sewer south of matheson. That should be rideable in a low attack position.
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braindamagedParticipantSeptember 24, 2016 at 6:03 pm #813131
Kudos @braindamaged you are a braver man that I. I am always a little nervous about those ‘hangers’.
Seem the outdoor living room is back. I have a call in to 311 and they are ‘investigating’. Looks like
the inhabitants are putting down roots as they even have art hung this time. Fancy!
Attachments:September 27, 2016 at 9:23 pm #813228
aeriusParticipantSeptember 27, 2016 at 9:35 pm #813230
Haha. I admire their tenacity. Though I was partial to the black couch from June. Guess the trash giveth and taketh.October 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm #813445
Ripped the Creek with @yannick_bisson today. Beautiful in there right now. Some leaves down but conditions are alltme. So good!October 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm #813446
Cool. Was that your first time on those trails @yannick_bisson ? Curious to hear your thoughts about the system.
Likely out there tonight at some point. Love fall night riding!October 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm #813481
Watch your head on the south loop, the leaning trees & branches are getting lower & lower after the recent rains. Other than that everything is good.
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