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  • #817503

    Neville Park
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    Yesterday late aft – Hardpack tennis court w loose silt on top.
    Break bumps starting in the berms. rolling fast tho!

    Super fun all around riding the north, gundy to sunny to maxxx

    Scaffold still up on BOT.

    To whomever built Bunny Poop Droppings – what a trail, keeps getting faster and faster.
    IIRC it was collective effort at the end of last season, lots of dirt for the berms moved.
    THANK YOU ALL! Those berms are rolling so spicy and spit you out into the wonderful and fast traverse.

    Santa Cruz

    #817651

    stephen_reese
    Participant

    How does one reach Bunny Poop Droppings?

    #817652

    Neville Park
    Participant

    @stephen_reese – Access is from the south end of Bunny Run.

    Bunny Poop Droppings runs from Dirt Farm at the north to the paved trail / bridge at the south. That bridge is the one that takes you under Don Mills towards Mowtown start / east trails.

    Bunny Poop uses the north and east ravine walls that perimeter the parking lot there.

    if not, just look at strava for the segment.

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    #817657

    Neville Park
    Participant

    Stuff the corners!

    Excellent conditions early monday eve.
    Boomerang – bunny – maxx – sunny and back.

    minimal puddles, mostly alltime

    ‘git after it

    #817658

    Dr.C
    Participant

    The downed tree south of the Rocket on the Campfire trail has been cleared.

    #817659

    stephen_reese
    Participant

    The what where?

    #817660

    Mr.Smith
    Blocked

    Bought a bike and went out for a ride. Away from area For this first time in over a year And I have to say I’m awfully Sad to see alot of the areas in such poor condition and off camber. Conditions may be good, but not guaranteed to be safe.

    #817667

    mikester
    Participant

    Thanks to the trail fairies…

    At the south end of the Boo trail by the bridge – tree is gone

    Sun Valley trail – got a much needed haircut!!

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    #817668

    kwarwick
    Participant

    Bought a bike and went out for a ride. Away from area For this first time in over a year And I have to say I’m awfully Sad to see alot of the areas in such poor condition and off camber. Conditions may be good, but not guaranteed to be safe.

    Sorry, what? This is mountain biking… since when is there a guarantee of safety?

    #817669

    soban
    Participant

    Bought a bike and went out for a ride. Away from area For this first time in over a year And I have to say I’m awfully Sad to see alot of the areas in such poor condition and off camber. Conditions may be good, but not guaranteed to be safe.

    Hold on a sec.. so you have been building all the trails without actually owning a mountain bike?

    On Topic: Does anyone know how the Don handled this week’s rain? Planning on giving someone a tour this Saturday morning and wondering if conditions will be safe.

    #817670

    Neville Park
    Participant

    @soban – yesterday aft – gundy / sunny in the north was AOK, lil moist, but super fun still.

    @mr.smith – i would politely disagree. With the exclusion of some wooden features being beaten up by trafffic and use… the trails are all in excellent repair. The season has seen many changes and improvements in the Don.

    To ME (imho) the trail system grew sustainability with more rider traffic, trails in excellent repair due to such an active community and small but awesome new trail growth (thanks for your part in that Mr Smith!)

    in my anecdotal trail notes, there has not been more than 3-5days of obstructed trail this season, all parts have been reported and cleaned up ASAP. its actually quite impressive!

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    #817671

    Shortcuttomoncton
    Participant

    Agreed – with the exception of some of those bridges which are in very bad shape and bordering on dangerous!

    #817672

    Mr.Smith
    Blocked

    Bought a bike and went out for a ride. Away from area For this first time in over a year And I have to say I’m awfully Sad to see alot of the areas in such poor condition and off camber. Conditions may be good, but not guaranteed to be safe.

    Hold on a sec.. so you have been building all the trails without actually owning a mountain bike?

    On Topic: Does anyone know how the Don handled this week’s rain? Planning on giving someone a tour this Saturday morning and wondering if conditions will be safe.

    Yes. For the most part. After all the negativity thrown my way over the past few years and injuries that restrict my ability to mountain bike period due to the possibility of high impact sports. We all know falls can be nasty. But me not riding doesn’t mean I don’t have Skill. Skill comes with High impact risks.

    My point is, it’s not the same, I have a bike to test stuff out once but not ride. When the seniors of the don, brought me 2, I also investigated what the standards are, the risks, responsibilities. And decided Building a more sustainable don while adding newschool flow would be in everyone’s interest rather than just my own.

    In my opinion I can’t ride till the Don is optimal for all the people who use them. I’ve shunned this in the past. But it’s unavoidable.

    It’s to promote safety rather than create it. Controlled riding with flow as on SE and stuff ETC has created. As for my previous post I simply mean that it’s overgrown and ledges that once held traction are off camber and have chances of slipping.

    I will update you on that for Saturday.

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    #817674

    Marley
    Participant

    Bit of a Vintage Don style trails report – ventured to the wilds of the East this morning and Kitchen Sink is riding really well. What looks to be a temporary squatter had a pretty big load of stuff including a television in a pile at the bottom of a downhill about half-way to Eglington from the train bridge/lookout. Looks like he has been down there for a while even if the set up hasn’t. Also just South of Eglington is a ton of golf balls, and I think that I found a makeshift driving range so keep that head down!

    Rode Oob for the first time in months and it was great. You can fairly easily pedal the trail now without dabbing at all which I would not have believed if someone told me just yesterday. This trail is a work of art. Can’t wait to ride it after the snow falls – with the pines and the river and the ice accumulation up the ravine on that side, I bet it is going to be a beautiful winter trail.

    #817675

    ell
    Participant

    Where Is OoB ? I am hearing of several trails not on trail forks. Where do I find them online.
    Topo is a bit narrow, stay focused. Catalyst, Rim Job, Party Atmosphere All Good, BoT still has a scaffolding up, Narrow handlebars and surgeons skill could probably get around on the right. I walked.
    Trump jump is a thing of beauty. I will leave it to the youth. Can’t wait to be there when some guys are riding it.
    The Don has gone big !

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