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  • #819853

    tabonej
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    Justin on the don valley mtb Facebook group was looking for that phone. Might check their for him in case he is not yet signed up here.

    Santa Cruz

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    #819907

    stephen_reese
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    SSHT is too wet today. 🙂

    #819914

    mcbain
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    Pretty awesome conditions if you can handle the heat! A few seasonal reminders:

    Disappearing:
    1. Sight lines – ring a bell or call out (chances are the person around the corner has earbuds, but at least you tried!)
    2. Places to find water in the parks system???

    Reappearing:
    1. Stinging nettle & poison ivy – just about everywhere, and already above mid-shin. Break out the long stockings.
    2. Mosquitoes – a few bites this morning. Actual clouds of them swarming on Climbmax but not biting. Yet.
    3. Red ants and dog-strangling vine won’t be far behind!

    FYI – the phone found it’s way home. Thanks to all who assisted.

    #819916

    repack
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    As noted, great conditions. I’m a little puzzled at how moist things were though, given that the trca site at brickworks reported only 1.3 mm in the last 72 hours. An unusual spot of trail damage, in the form of hoofprints along the end of five play. Someone had come onto the trail from somewhere along the ravine from glendon, and cantered on down the drop to the road. Or maybe it was the other direction, who knows, I’m not up to par with the ins and outs of hoofprints. Anyway, the divots are deep enough to qualify for Fossilized Stupidity, category B, level 4. On that note, any word on the goings-on at sunnybrook stables?

    #819917

    jjb
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    There were also horseshoe prints in the flowster start gravel lot last night at Bayview. Some horses were thought to have escaped and the area was closed to round them up.

    #819918

    stephen_reese
    Participant

    Boomerang was decent today, and thanks to the fairies who’ve armored over most of the mud gulches on Training Loop.

    P.S. Anyone ever had trouble with ticks in the Don?

    #819920

    Neville Park
    Participant

    Yep this week has been tops for sure.

    Motown is closing in quick, so get after it asap if your keen…. and def watch for the red ants.
    Bunch of two way traffic on rollerflowster – reminder to give way to climbers strava hunters, lol
    SHT running well too … I suspect SSHT is the new line that popped up “above” SHT

    Thanking all the people whom have tidied up bits of trail here and there!

    #819922

    Crank
    Participant

    Rode various trails this afternoon. One that hasn’t been reported is Fruitloops. It was in pretty good condition. Debris and fallen logs have been removed and some improvements to the trail have been made. It is rideable end to end.
    Mosquitos were abundant on all of the trails I rode and were starting to bite, so mosquito repellent would be prudent.

    #819923

    alen_z
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    Maaaaassive tree down in Crothers’, just above the treatment plant.

    Also tree down on SSHT, but this was my first time on it so I’m not sure if it’s still work in progress.

    #819930

    stephen_reese
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    Very nice to ride Crothers and the Ridge without a drop of water on either (except sweat).

    Big thanks for the workarounds where trees were downed! The one @alen_z mentions is on the higher, clay-ier, ‘Harder’ path, and shows potential for an interesting tunnel feature — tho’ currently it’s altogether too CX, requiring an off-bike.

    Probably everyone knows by now, but the Ridge bypass seems blocked. So, no taking a break on the flat gravel path!

    This weather and these conditions are a gift, hope everyone has a chance to get out!

    #819931

    Fred Barclay
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    Mowtown and then my new favorite Kitchen Sink to the north running really well. Some overgrowth on Mowtown but not too bad yet. Lots of tlc given to Kitchen Sink. Cheers to the busy beavers. We stopped at Eglinton and then headed west and came back in at the end of Climaxx/Ejaculator.

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    #819932

    stephen_reese
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    Hey @fred_barclay, how long does it take to ride Kitchen Sink to its end? Can it be rode both directions?

    #819933

    Crank
    Participant

    Thanks @fred_barclay, for the intel on Kitchen Sink. Rode it this afternoon as an out and back from Motown. It is an excellent trail that is sustainable and well built. Had a great time! @stephen_reese, it rode well in both directions in my opinion. I didn’t have a watch or phone with me so I couldn’t give you a time.

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    #819934

    Rob DeBoer
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    Big tree down on the Ridge today. Otherwise super sweet riding!

    #819935

    jcitizen
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    Team, any insight into the two mega tree falls on the ridge in the last week or so? I feel like they both happened when there were no big winds. Could they have been weakened from the heavy wind we had recently and then let go? In both cases they seem to have fallen towards the east and were large and seemingly healthy.

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