Tagged: The Don
October 4, 2018 at 9:18 am #820479
Thanks for the advice @blurredlines . I’ll to stay off the trails until conditions improve to not damage them.October 7, 2018 at 11:54 am #820490
On foot this drizzly morning.
Beaver Flats – there’s a replacement bridge for the broken tapering one. I’d say new bridge, but look closely and you’ll see wood salvaged from at least three other defunct features – bonus points if you can name them. Rock solid though. Fall colours around Doobatorium are spectacular.
Catalyst – the broken bridge just north of the Overlea bridge has been removed and the gully paved out with some big stones. Line seems about the same but watch yourself the first time through – it’ll pay to be a little more active on your bike.October 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm #820503
Great conditions in the east and west. Currently there are scattered damp spots but 98% of the tread is solid and dry, though leaves are starting to accumulate in places. The single wettest thing I saw was that one chronically wet spot on the high line on the imba trail, which I haven’t ridden in a few years and nothing’s changed. With showers mostly holding off for the next few days should be great fall riding.October 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm #820506
It was amazing last night. I’ve only ridden once since Labour Day and hadn’t broken out the lights, so it was a great first night ride. Much fun!October 11, 2018 at 8:05 pm #820507
Forgot to mention, but a couple days ago trca posted that they will be starting tree removal for the new sections of the multi-path that make up Phases 1,2. As far as I can see, this will be primarily along or nearby STD, ie just across the river from where the current multi-path ends, on up to the junction with motown. Then also north of eglinton. I didn’t see anything in there today, but it appears to be imminent. With 2700 trees to come down, it’s going to be hard to miss once it gets started. I assume those massive splotches of green paint are related to this in some way.October 13, 2018 at 9:51 pm #820509
Did anyone venture out into the Don today. Was wondering if the trails will be all right to ride tomorrow.October 13, 2018 at 11:13 pm #820510October 14, 2018 at 11:20 am #820511
The Don at its best – the trails/colours are not to be missed. Get out there!
PA – someone has made the little jump prior to the BUMP jump more safe. You’ll see 😉
BOT – another 25 cm tree leaning across the trail just around the first corner. Stay low and you can ride under this one but try to pop that wee lip and you’ll likely decapitate yourself!October 17, 2018 at 8:23 pm #820517
Not exactly a trail condition per se, except it is nevertheless quite relevant for trail users:October 18, 2018 at 2:49 pm #820519
I would definitely recommend a ride on BOT right now. The low hanging tree at the start has been removed and the trial raked so conditions are very mint. Other trails are also good with varying degrees of leaf coverage to watch out for.October 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm #820524
While checking out the construction in the east this morning, things couldn’t be better as far as the trail condition goes.
On a related note, I’ve only recently noticed what looks to be an outdoor bike repair station situated on the property of the self-storage business that is right across from Leaside arena. It looks like it’s on their property, but it’s probably about adjacent to the city boulevard there. I’ve no idea who it is intended for in that location, but it looks kinda like it’s for the public, and as such it could conceivably be considered close enough to the loblaw trailhead to be of potential use for a rider caught out with no tools on hand.October 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm #820538
I went for a walk on Motown today armed with my rake. Raked about two thirds of the trail. It was surprisingly dry and even rideable today. Should be great tomorrow. There is a 10 inch tree down on the east end of the trail near the log over feature. It hangs about five feet over the trail and is easily passed but requires a dismount.October 26, 2018 at 11:30 am #820547
Plenty of leaves down nearly everywhere keeping things a little more slick. Overall conditions were excellent and I’d highly recommend getting after it before the rain if you can.
Pottery Road Climb/Descent: Excellent and clear of leaves, the water in the crossing as you leave the parking lot is a little deeper than it has been recently
The Flats The cold overnights finally have things creeping back from the trail edges and sight lines are opening back up. Both ends are fence free and mostly clear (Thanks for digin’ out the bell ringer @yella-one )
Boo Trail All Time fall Time.
Beaver Flats Excellent shape. Reconstructed bridge opposite the science centre is dreamy compared to the old one – Thanks trail fairy!October 26, 2018 at 11:39 am #820549
Got in early this morning, did Pottery -> Ridge -> Boo -> Swamp -> Woods Gundy -> SHT… all in excellent form. Noticed a couple of tweaks on Ridge, including a line shift on the long hill west of Millwood.October 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm #820551
I really appreciate the hard work someone has put into Dr. Quads
Those berms are mint!
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