Tagged: The Don
November 14, 2016 at 1:52 am #814366
Both trails that start at the Loblaws trailhead that go to Redway are cleared of leaves…
Thanks for the bellringer praise, I’m just glad people are using it instead of cutting over the tracks…just remember that if its been raining it has the potential to be flooded
PaulNovember 14, 2016 at 10:12 pm #814389
YELLA-ONEParticipantNovember 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm #814390
pretty much all time in the Don right now.
warm, sunny, great dayNovember 17, 2016 at 7:21 pm #814410
Fruitloop cleared of leaves today, ride onNovember 20, 2016 at 12:34 am #814418
Thanks for your continued work or the trails today guys, I’ll see you in the spring and pitch in.November 22, 2016 at 1:53 pm #814434
scored a small gas powered weed wacker, in new shape. I’ll be loaning it to anyone who wants to do some brush cutting hikes next year, so hit me up if you want it. Have an electric one for home already, so this can be the Don’s wacker.November 23, 2016 at 10:32 am #814441
Anyone been in the last day or so? Just wondering if the trails are slick from Monday’s snow and if a ride today would be possible without getting covered in mud or damaging the trails.November 23, 2016 at 11:47 am #814442
Riding last night there’s a few puddles (swamp, ridge, SHT) but nothing that’s worth worrying about. High lines are all fairly frosty and the frozen sandpaper was everywhere walking the dog this morning. If you’re looking to sneak in a ride sub zero temps are likely your jam, if it warms up expect it to get slick as the frost is making its way into the soil.
Dress warm, and don’t forget to hydrate!November 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm #814445
Just came back from the trails and things are in pretty good shape. Rimjob & PA are the worst, but at -1 were very rideable. Keep an eye out for ice patches as they’re forming the typical drainage zones, like right before the first bridge on rim job. These areas are zero grip unless you have studs.
If the dirt looks dark and it’s not minus 5 it probably rides like cold fudge, but it it’s tan/grey it probably rides like sandpaper so let’er rip!
FYI, doing jumps with frozen hands isn’t as fun as with warm, so wear ski gloves!November 24, 2016 at 10:35 am #814450
Went for a short hike last night, and had a fire down by the pit around 830pm. Was raining sleet, and cold but the fire was awesome to have with Ian down there. Trails are wet and the + temps mean they are also muddy. I would avoid them for a bit, unless you’re in when the sun is down and the ground is frozen.November 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm #814452
Hey, appreciate the updates. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get out yesterday before the rain started and now the weather isn’t looking too good for a while.
Much as I’ve grown to hate winter, the best scenario would be what we had in 2015 where snow came in January and didn’t melt for 2 months. That made for an truly amazing winter of fat bike riding in the Don!November 24, 2016 at 2:05 pm #814464
Grab some icebreaker base layers, a merino wool sweater, and some good water resistant gloves, and keep riding.November 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm #814465
Oh the cold weather riding isn’t usually a big problem for me… I know the drill and have all the gear for that. Its more dealing with those snow/thaw cycles that we typically get during Toronto winters. The Don clay base can make things really treacherous when you foolishly try to get in a ride and its a bit too close to the melting point…. or the sun helps out by heating up the surface.November 28, 2016 at 11:39 am #814493
Anyone been out? I wasn’t in town for the weekend, so wasn’t sure if it rained, or if all is good.
Thanks,November 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm #814494
Checked it out yesterday and was surprisingly dry in most places., but slick enough in some places. Should be good today.
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