- September 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm #806629
Just finished a lap of the south loop, surprisingly, the west side is pretty clear and quite a bit less overgrown than the east side. Even the side loop up to the railroad bridge was mostly clear and fully rideable, the only bad spot is a couple short sections between Queensway and the Sherway bridge. Also looks like some work has been done on the exposed ridge section, the trail’s been cut back into the slope a bit and is no longer 6″ wide and right on the edge of the cliff.September 10, 2015 at 8:25 am #806758
Conditions last night were about perfect. The rain did a great job ‘tacking’ up the dirt and the cooler temps were much welcomed!
Get out there!September 11, 2015 at 12:31 pm #806801
Rolled through this morning. Conditions were terrific. Came across a new cemented post along the ridge between Rathburn and Eglington on the east side. Odd to have one single post there. Making a trail / stairs down to creek?
Saw a TRCA crew below and rolled down to check it out on return loop. Seemed to just be fixing erosion on gravel path. Though directly below post above.
Also saw a bunch of crunshed stone placed at bridge that @fietser and I cleared brush from beneath Eglington on west side.
Attachments:September 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm #806807
It’s for some kind of soil measurements. The top of the post flips open and they’re going to hook some instrumentation and stuff into it then lock it back up. They had an identical one directly below it right by the river but it was tipped over and lying on its side when I went by about an hour ago.September 11, 2015 at 8:52 pm #806809
So that is what those things are for! There are a few in the ‘field’ just north of the QEW and actually if you look hard one half way to Dundas from there as well – just off to the side of the trail.
@fasttimes I forgot t mention that gravel that was on the bridge we cleared. It seems that is has washed down from the construction above. Perhaps as a result of the rain we had recently. Regardless, fairly certain that is not supposed to be what happens after a rain. After all, we don’t want construction debris washing into the ravine systems – tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Jokes aside, glad the trails are in great shape otherwise. Stoked on fall riding!September 27, 2015 at 7:18 pm #807097September 29, 2015 at 9:00 am #807120
Rode the South section up to Dundas yesterday evening – you wouldn’t have even know we had any precipitation!
Leaves are starting to fall on some sections so heads up if we get some rain later today.October 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm #807198October 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm #807397
Conditions on the north loop are still good despite the rain last night. Put on my wet weather tires thinking it would be a bit messy in there, but the bike came out without a spot of mud on it. Just watch out for the wet leaves & tree roots, slippery would be an understatement.October 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm #807403
Great to bump in to you on the trails today @aerius!
I managed top cut through the fallen birch tree just North of Ellington on the west side. Probably should have had my bigger saw, but job done. I’ll need to pull it off the trail a bit more next time but it’s passable now.
Conditions were amazing. Leaves are down but trails are great. Get our while its good.October 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm #807415October 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm #807419October 15, 2015 at 11:31 am #807473
Conditions are primo in there! Rode the entire loop last night with @aerius West and East side in the South and all loops in the North – hard to imagine we has dust clouds in some sections.
Few little bits of intel:
1. Tree down just South of Eglington Bridge on the West Side. It is right on the ground and you can hop over, but it kind of kills the flow heading up that climb and into the turn. Should it be removed?
2. There was a veritable river flowing out of that reservoir last night. The water flows right across the trail as well as South down the trail – crept up on me in the dark and I hit it at full speed, bike needed washing anyway…
Other than that get out there and ride while the riding is good!October 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm #807501
Great few days of riding in the creek. Trails have been amazing. Leaves are down and cover many sections completely. Despite getting caught in sideways rain today it was awesome.
Few things I noticed.
1. The tarp that covered that pump station pictured above was tossed or blown over the edge down the hill. It’s too big to haul out. Who should we call?
2. Looks like that new LRT will have a station on south west corner of the bridge on Eglington. Right at trail head. Sidewalk has been torn up. Not sure what else will happen there but could impact the traffic to that trail and under the bridge.
Attachments:October 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm #807503
Hmmm, I would call 311 @fasttimes to report the tarp. Problem is that you may need to contact the Mississauga version of 311 since the tarp is likely on the Mississauga side there.
That LRT stop could definitely make things interesting. Would be interested in chatting to someone working there to see what exactly will be built.
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