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Daily Trail conditions in Etobicoke Creek

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  • #814076

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Wow! So epic today. Fall colours are just past their prime but conditions aren’t. Was so good.

    Thanks to leaf raking trail fairies and whoever built the new trails, cause they are awesome!!!. 🙂 Makes the Northern loop so much better.


    Big tree down along the ridge on west side between Ellington and rooty DH.

    Also came across two nice ladies doing a tree survey at Matheson. Spoke with them for some time actually. They are making improvements to the bridge but they should not impact our trails. If you see them say hi and be nice, cause they are.

    #814111

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Snuck in a little recon ride today. Trails are greasy for sure, new ones specially. If you can get out tonight, you should be ok. With rain tomorrow AM, condition will be poor again. There are some small trees down, so keep your eyes open. 18 degrees next Tuesday though! “sorry I am booked that day”

    Ride in the sun dig in the rain. Some fun stuff comin’ PM if you want to help.

    #814114

    allantats
    Participant

    Gotta love the trail fairies…nice work, nice pics…

    #814138

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Well today was a pretty special day for me. Seb Kemp, a rider and writer I admire greatly was the first guy to guinea pig the new trails with me in the Creek. Pretty surreal having a legend like him hooting and hollering behind you on your home trails.

    Made the guys breaky at my place then hit the creek! We were under the gun to get him to the airport so went through at race pace. Everyone was pretty stoked on the trail and the ride. New stuff flowed really well – raw but good. I hope the trail fairies that helped make these trails share in this excitement. Pretty cool!

    Huge thanks to Seb and @cyclesolutions for this bucket list worthy ride!

    #814148

    fietser
    Participant

    Wow. So many emotions not even sure where to begin.

    I had heard rumour, well more than rumour, that Seb was in town (via @matty-f) Huge fan of his, was super choked when he left Bike Mag but happy, as a long time Santa Cruz owner, to see him land there.

    Now to hear he was out on my local trails… sigh, maybe next time. I will try to bask in the afterglow tonight when I ride. Maybe even take out the 5010 instead of the Chromag as it seems fitting.

    @cyclesolutions holding you to that ride on a return trip

    #814158

    fietser
    Participant

    Rode the Creek from stem to stern this evening Fantastic Fall conditions out there right now! New trails are great – thanks for all your work out there it it really appreciated.

    Ran into @warden for the first time in what seems to be eons! Good to see you man, have to hook up those rides.

    Also met another rider ‘Fred’. Hope you find your way to the site, if so, Hey Fred, great to chat tonight.

    If you are lucky enough to be able to get out tomorrow before the rain I highly recommend it.

    #814162

    wArden
    Participant

    Good to get out on the trails for the first time this fall. The trails were mint.
    Good talking to @fietser, thanks for tip on the new trails. Really fun! I’ll try and ride them in more with the fat bike.

    #814167

    fietser
    Participant

    Good talking to @fietser, thanks for tip on the new trails. Really fun! I’ll try and ride them in more with the fat bike.

    No problem @warden glad you found them.

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    #814180

    braindamaged
    Participant

    I’m not sure, but I think that the trails are a little wet today. Let’s get out there and rip up the trails!
    Let the mud fly.

    #814205

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    While on a hike today, saw that someone with a chainsaw was able to clear the larger fallen trees in the northern loop.



    Looks like the only one that remains is the overhead along the trail between Rathburn and Burnhamthorpe on the low line, But we can pass underneath now so all good.

    Thanks to all involved!

    Trails are soaked by the way, so please give them a few days to dry out.

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    #814209

    fietser
    Participant

    Yes, huge thanks for all that effort in clearing those trees!

    It rained biblical amounts last night! Can confirm based on my ride to work this am (in the rain!) man the Creek was high.

    Side note: If you haven’t had a chance to see the Salmon jumping at the bottom of the Creek they have been pretty active down there by the little damn/ waterfall.

    #814219

    aerius
    Participant

    North loop is good to go. Couple wet spots in the usual places, everything else is in surprisingly good shape. Just watch out for the wet leaves & tree roots. Popped into the south loop for a bit yesterday, the high lines are good but some of the lower sections were still pretty messy.

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    #814220

    fietser
    Participant

    Thanks for that @aerius. I can say much the same about the very South, pleasantly surprised! Was a little wet this morning on my way to work but had dried up nicely by this aft on my way home.

    The wee lad and I will likely do a few laps in the morning down here.

    Enjoy the weekend everyone. Hope you can get out.

    #814232

    allantats
    Participant

    Did a full loop today and everything is in good shape.
    Matheson was a little greasy but not bad.
    Came across 12 other bikers in the trails. Thats probably more than I have seen in the 2 years I’ve been riding there combined.
    Rode with a couple of guys for a bit and mentioned the website.
    Hopefully they make their way here.
    It was late afternoon by the time i got back to the south loop the moto kids were out in full force riding amongst the dog walkers and hikers.
    Still surprised they haven’t been run out of there yet…
    Thanks to the local arborist…much appreciated!

    #814243

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Bummed I couldn’t get out today but it just wasn’t in the cards.

    I did get out there for a shoot on Sunday though and it was epic. While it’s work more then a ride, it’s a pretty nice job to have.

    I got out yesterday for a quick rip of the northern loop and rode by workers placing rocks where I drop in at Rathburn. Pretty dumb solution to stop traffic really. Rocks will either get moved aside or new line burned in.

    Was a great day though. Hope to get out tomorrow.

    Trailforks is really increasing the traffic in the Creek. It’s very important that they connect with us here in the community if we want this place to last. Traffic without community is a recipe for disaster. Thanks to everyone trying to guide them this way. And for all you folks lurking this thread, its also important that you contribute here. At least say hi!

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