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  • #811635

    BlurredLines
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    Good to know on the red ants and overgrowth. Looking forward to being out riding again. I’ll miss Motown until it gets a hair cut or everything dies back. I’m guessing the West is prime to go these days?

    #811755

    Zirca
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    Good to know on the red ants and overgrowth. Looking forward to being out riding again. I’ll miss Motown until it gets a hair cut or everything dies back. I’m guessing the West is prime to go these days?

    Motown is usually a spring/fall only ride I find. It just gets too dense with overgrowth. Probably explains why training loop is rarely ever ridden anymore as it’s terrible in the spring for drainage, so that only leaves the fall. 😛

    #811758

    BlurredLines
    Participant

    @zirca – Indeed… Motown needs some love, and by love I mean a hair cut…

    Crothers Woods “Pottery Road Climb” got another dose of the treatment this evening, so keep an eye out for the loose section near the bottom. We’ve got one last session planned for that climb and could use a few more hands to get the roots rock armoured and the soils retained on trail. I know tidying up trail isn’t everyone’s jam, but it’s a great way to give back for all those sweet rides you get to take in the Don.

    #811761

    adama
    Participant

    Holy moly was it busy on the trails last night. People are taking advantage of this summery summer.

    #811791

    BlurredLines
    Participant

    Heads up, The “see-saw” feature at the end of the ridge has been propped back up

    I’m sure that log and rock in the bottom of a creek bed will hold it steady!?

    After is failed the wiggle test, it rests like so…

    The dog’s expression says it all…

    Conditions are otherwise the same dusty stuff you’ve been riding for weeks. Sand puddles are growing, but nothing out of the norm for this time of year

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    #811813

    CycleCalves
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    Wow.. that seesaw looks sketchy as f**k. Whoever put that up, why bother if you’re not going to do it right?

    #811817

    regularbob
    Participant

    As of 8am this morning, trail conditions are generally a little soft with some sloppy places on party atmosphere and climbax.

    Also, there a tree down on the ridge just before the bricked gulley’s before the teeter totters and there’s a tree down on boo trail, which i tried to clear myself.

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    #811818

    repack
    Participant

    A timely report as we had 50 mm of rain yesterday in Sunnybrook park. I wasn’t even going to bother heading out, but will take a look after all.

    #811819

    BlurredLines
    Participant

    Walked Dirtfarm, Bunny Run, Climbmax, and Boo this afternoon.

    Dirtfarm – Damp, It’s on the sheltered side of the hill and with no wind hitting it the humidity has it on the sloppy side

    Bunny Run – Not really news, but a significant number of drainage issues exacerbated by tire after tire after tire rutting out the pooling water on the trail tread.

    Climbmax – Same as Dirtfarm, give it a day to dry back out.

    Boo – All clear, but a quick tip for those who didn’t know. The rocks all in a line down the middle of the trail… They’re for riding on when it gets damp in there. Quit rutting it out and fudging up someone’s efforts to give you a place to ride even when it’s been raining. Tell your friends, tell people you see… Rock armour is for tires! No tree to speak of on boo, (was one on Bunny Run, but was gone by the time we walked back south).

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    #811827

    tec
    Participant

    Trail conditions as of Monday Aug 15 7pm:

    – Roller in G spot has a large rut on the down section – don’t see it until you roll into it – large enough to get your front tire stuck

    – Transition from Roller Flowster to Fourplay via the right hand turn into the gap / wall ride – also rutted

    – Large branches down on Secret Hidden closer to Asylum – be careful of your eyeballs

    #811828

    alegs
    Participant

    Hoping for patience for everyone until the trails are dry! I know I’ll be itching to get back out there after all this much needed rain, but hope folks can wait until it’s dry enough to ride.

    #811829

    Renegade Hardware
    Participant

    wat?

    #811830

    alegs
    Participant

    Ha! @renegade-hardware just because your tires can take it doesn’t mean the trails can.

    #811831

    Renegade Hardware
    Participant

    haha. I don’t have wetscreams anymore.

    The Don ridge trails are actually really good at avoiding too much damage when wet. It’s top surface gets super slick but only penetrates a few inches down at maximum. usually a few MM of super slick goo to ruin your ride. The trails further north hold more water, so don’t get as slick but seem to result in more damage. I’ve been in there during the rains a few times over the years so kind of learned to avoid it all on my own, especially thanks to watching and partaking in a few spectacular bails over the years. haha.

    But yea, best just stay off. On top of damage it gets ridiculously slick.

    #811833

    break_yoselfjonny
    Participant

    Boomerang has two trees down. One spot is fully blocked due to a very branchy mofo… almost impenetrable!

    Speaking of boomerang… other than the trees down that will be taken care of shortly, it’s a very fun trail.

    Quads/Fruit Loop/Boomberang link could be quite a nice long section to be polished out. Boomerang has been one of my favorite runs this year…

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