- November 10, 2015 at 8:21 am #808010November 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm #808037
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.November 12, 2015 at 8:31 am #808039
Great advice @aerius found the same conditions while out walking with the kids in the South yesterday.November 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm #808136
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.November 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm #808137
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.November 17, 2015 at 3:57 pm #808139
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.November 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm #808192
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.November 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm #808193
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.November 23, 2015 at 8:23 am #808194
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.November 23, 2015 at 8:55 am #808195
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.November 23, 2015 at 10:28 am #808196
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. 😉November 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm #808200November 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm #808201
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.November 24, 2015 at 10:26 am #808202
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?November 25, 2015 at 4:44 pm #808237
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