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Daily Trail conditions in Etobicoke Creek

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  • #808010

    fietser
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    @aerius and @carpetbomber have you called 311 to report the logs you found? If they seem to have been deliberately placed there I would highly recommend reporting them to document this pattern.

    Changes to your HT look great by the way @carpetbomber.

    Santa Cruz

    #808037

    aerius
    Participant

    Decided to take a quick look at the north loop earlier today. The top of the ridge sections are still fine for the most part, but everything else is a mess. Soft, muddy, puddles, and seriously slick. I ended up hiking a good chunk of it before bailing out onto the gravel path. Please give the trails some time to dry out and firm up before riding them.

    #808039

    fietser
    Participant

    Great advice @aerius found the same conditions while out walking with the kids in the South yesterday.

    #808136

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Just did a double loop of the northern loop and it’s pretty sweet. Rode the Fat Bike. Crazy grip So good. Messing with PSI and bottomed out the tires few times on roots and rocks. Jumbo Jims are pretty unreal in there.

    #808137

    wArden
    Participant

    @fasttimes

    Looks sweet!

    The pressure that works for me on 4.8 Big Fat Larry’s is 9psi in the rear and 8.5psi up front. I weigh around 170lbs’ish with gear.

    #808139

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Thanks @warden Thats pretty much where I ended up as well. I’m heavier with smaller tires so may bump that up. Felt good but likely running a risk of puncture or rim damage.

    #808192

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Conditions are definitely deteriorating in low lying areas. Don’t think this water will go before the snow falls, as it was today. High ground is still pretty decent but it’s impossible to stay up high the whole way. Folks are still riding in there and lots of cheater lines are popping up. multiple entrances to sections of trail. The desired entrances really should be fixed to avoid this before it gets out of hand.

    I would not have been in there today in these condition, but on the fatbike it was amazing. Loads of grip and leaving no trace. I am so pumped on this bike. Would not have been out otherwise today. Pretty stoked for the creek to freeze and go exploring.

    Too bad there isn’t more interest in doing some trail maintenance in there as the conditions are perfect for this.

    #808193

    caRpetbomBer
    Participant

    Been doing a little work on the East side in between the QEW and Dundas. I found a shovel and fixed some of the deep ruts. Cutting stuff back and some new lines in the works on the west side in Mississauga. I cant believe the amount of junk in there. We have a little trouble of some kids building jumps beside the queensways bridge. They built jumps on a entrance trail and end part of a trail. So basically they cut off the trail. So that real cool technical trail beside queensway is blocked off at the bottom.

    #808194

    fietser
    Participant

    We have a little trouble of some kids building jumps beside the queensways bridge. They built jumps on a entrance trail and end part of a trail. So basically they cut off the trail. So that real cool technical trail beside queensway is blocked off at the bottom.

    Hey @carpetbomber can’t picture where you mean? On the East side? Is it North or South of Queensway.
    Thanks for you efforts in there. I know there is a group of jumpers that build on the West side just above the old bridge – quite often those jumps get washed out when the Creek floods. Perhaps they are back at it.

    #808195

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    I’ll be back in working on the Northern Loop today. Also pricing a backpack leaf blower to clear the trails so if anyone has a line on a deal please let me know. Might be out of time for this season however. Its going from soggy to crusty in a hurry.

    #808196

    wArden
    Participant

    Pretty stoked for the creek to freeze and go exploring.

    I, too, cannot wait until the trails freeze over or we get a little bit of snow. It makes the fatbike more fun. 🙂

    As for trail maintenance, we should organize a day or 2 where we can get together and work on different sections. They do this at the Agreement Forest near Hilton Falls and at Christie Conservation Area.
    A lot can get done quickly if we can work together.
    And there should be beer involved at a certain point. 😉

    #808200

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    And there should be beer involved at a certain point. 😉

    Heck yeah!

    #808201

    aerius
    Participant

    Conditions were perfect this evening on the north loop, everything was firm and nicely frozen. Then it started snowing and it got pretty sketchy, the bike was all over the place and my core muscles got a nice workout trying to keep it upright and on the trail.

    I think night or early morning rides will be the way to go until the trails either dry out or freeze up for good.

    #808202

    wArden
    Participant

    I am all for organizing maintenance and trail work, so if you’re interested in this sort of thing please let me know and I’ll add you to a private group.

    There’s a secret group? The Loyal Order of Water Buffalo?

    #808237

    caRpetbomBer
    Participant

    @fietser The jumps blocking the trail are on the west side of the Etobicoke Creek. North of the queensway bridge. Its the small trail going along Little Etobicoke creek to the train tracks.

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