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  • #818227

    FastTimes
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    Pretty much all-time in Durham today. Thanks for the reports. A few wet spots that crept in once the sun hit but overall it was traction for days. Beauty day to be out.

    Yannick hooking it up on the mid-fats.

    Weather is shaping up nice for Sunday, depending on what happens Saturday of course. Considering a venture to Turkey Point or maybe a loop in Duffy.

    Keep the updates coming! Happy trails!

    #818228

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Hydrocut is now closed ‘till the snow flies.

    #818237

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Dufferin Forest was perfect today. The leaves were crunchy and there might have even been some hero dirt hiding in a few spots.

    #818241

    Canadmos
    Participant

    I was going to report that if the temps keep falling, Jefferson Forest will absolutely perfect over the next few days. Sadly, that doesn’t look to be the case.

    Today the conditions were all over the place. Everything from crunchy leaves, to frozen dirt and back to some greasy slime.

    It looks like the temps are set to raise over the next few days, so it’ll only get even more greasy in there.

    The parking on Bridgewater was absolutely packed today. After all these years of riding, today had the most cars I’ve ever seen parked there and there were a ton of bike racks. Strangely, only saw 3-4 riders…

    #818275

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Rode Copeland today and conditions were mostly good. It does look like it got super duper wet in there, right after someone raked a bunch of trails and were then ridden on. I’ve never seen the trails in there chewed up and rutted like that….. Coincidentally, the trails that weren’t raked are in great shape.

    Watch out for horse poop, there is literally mounds of it everywhere.

    Also watch out for derailleur busting sticks. Lots of random branches, stick and twigs on pretty much every trail from the recent winds.

    #818276

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Thanks for this update @canadmos. Was on the table as an option tomorrow but think I’ll ride elsewhere. Interesting note on the raked trails. It’s typicslky a good move to help trail condition and readiness for the spring but that goes out the window if the trails are damaged after riding wet.

    #818279

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Rode Durham today and it was beyond mint. No mud, traction for days.

    #818281

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Dufferin Forest was the exact same yesterday.

    #818308

    Canadmos
    Participant

    We rode Wasaga beach yesterday, 22km in total. Three fat bikes and one guy on a Giant Trance. The beach was awesome; sand was firm and there was a nice crust of frozen dirt/ice a few feet in. It should only get better…

    I was expecting it to be pretty boring, but it was actually a lot of fun. Lots of little steep things to ride off in the parks next to the beach. And as much drifty turns as one can imagine on the beach itself.

    #818315

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    That looks like a lot of fun @canadmos I’ll have to try that next time I am up at Blue. Must have been frosty with the exposure.

    We did a big’ish loop (50km/1000m) through most of Dundas Valley and Christie yesterday. Temperatures were great, hovering around the zero mark, but I did get chilly by the end as we had worked up a sweat. Conditions were amazing, like riding of coarse grit sandpaper. It was pretty dicey on the frozen dirt and traction was at a premium on my rigid 29+ setup. I got worked, haha. Was easily one of the best loops I’ve been on this year. Lots of elevation and killer terrain. I’m looking forward to stretching it into an even bigger loop. We also stopped in to see an old friend at his new coffee shop in Dundas along with the mandatory stops at the falls.





    #818345

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Took a little trip to Puslinch today on a whim and was pleasantly surprised by the conditions. I was able to ride the entire summer loop and had first tracks through most of the darkwoods section. Was pretty much perfect with Flowbeist/Dunderbeist combo. Could have easily got away with less aggressive tire but was necessary to provide adequate traction to clean the punchy climbs in there.



    It was chilly but I continue to be impressed with my 686 Specialized Recco kit. I was actually overheating for most of it.

    Pretty stoked that Fat Bike season is on. So beautiful in the woods during the winter.

    #818379

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Pretty much perfect conditions in Southern Ontario if you like to blaze trail. Great conditions to explore in.

    #818381

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Christmas Eve in the AF. Excellent main loop packed by community with most of the other trails flowing amazing as well. More snow tonight but should be back to these conditions in no time.

    Happy holidays to all you monkeys and I hope you get some fun rides in over the holidays. Cheers!

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    #818382

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Only a week left until Ravenshoe closes to be logged for the Asian beetles infestation thing. Get your ride on! Those trails will definitely be changed, post logging(judging by how many trees are marked).

    Rode in there yesterday and there was fresh powder. Everything still rideable though. I know there has been more traffic since.

    Also rode Jefferson forest today. Trails are being groomed. Awesome conditions today! I have a feeling who might be doing the grooming, but I’d like to find out for sure and offer them some beer or something! Also interested in seeing what they are using to groom…

    Picked up some new skis to hopefully help with packing down a few trails. 🙂

    #818383

    micah356
    Participant

    Those skis are interesting. I just looked them up. How do you like them? Seems like they could be an interesting option for bike+ski combo days.

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