February 15, 2019 at 8:49 am #820877
Tom ShawParticipantFebruary 21, 2019 at 5:01 pm #820888
The Creeks is solid up there right now. Would be a much better loop if we got some more snowshoe traffic down in the lower section. That big rock is now a giant chunk of ice; ask me how I know. 😀
Lots of grooming over towards Sugarbush too; but damn is it tough over there. While its been groomed to be about two feet wide, the solid part is only a matter of inches. Go off that center line and you’re screwed. But its wild. The snow is thigh deep in spots, which is pleasant if your feet sink down while straddling your bikes top tube. hah.
Buddy says that Dufferin is going pretty great right now too with a good loop. Hoping to head out that way this weekend.
Did Durham on the weekend and it was packed solid and wide. Tons of riders in there.February 22, 2019 at 4:28 pm #820891
Thanks for the update @canadmos
I hope to get up that way this week while on a ski shoot. Wasn’t much of a loop last time I was there, after a big storm, so hopefully the recent grooming has helped. I know it’s not easy and everyone is doing their best.
Rode Durham today and it was MINT. Crusty, hard-pack with very little ice. Traction was amazing, ’till it wasn’t and you hit the deck. I had studs but think I could have got by without. Did a 30km loop and was stoked to be out. They have done a great job with the grooming and the regular traffic put the finishing touches on it. Traffic and a good community trumps grooming alone any day. They have a nice mix of both in Durham. Blew up my trainer this week so this was a bit of a calling and it felt amazing. Chicken soup for the soul.
Think things are getting soft elsewhere – AF, Puslinch, and Hydrocut. Duffy may be good as could Palgrave.
You ridding this weekend @canadmos ?
Sweetpetes is doing a great job of hosting fatbike rides in the Don as well.
1 user thanked author for this post.February 26, 2019 at 11:39 am #820897
Yeah Durham is well packed. Lots and lots of traffic in there. And for some reason, the trails I’ve ridden on haven’t been potholed by hikers, unlike some other spots..
Had plans to ride on the weekend, but things got in the way. The rain didn’t help either. 🙁February 26, 2019 at 12:26 pm #820898
Hoping to hit up Dufferin tomorrow on my way up to Blue. Dig the ride then slide season.
Just waiting on a recent conditions update, which I’ll share here. We didn’t get much snow in the city but they got some north of 89. Hoping the trails didn’t disappear under the drifts as they were mint leading up to this last wave of weather.
I could hit Palgrave as well if anyone has eyes on that zone.
Thanks for the updates everyone!February 28, 2019 at 9:44 am #820901
Did you get to go into Dufferin at all?
We rode Copeland last night and it was pretty good. No ice and lots of fresh powder. The “pay” trails from Horseshoe are pretty well packed down; both the snowshoe and fat bike trails.
Should be a few good days of riding coming up, if the conditions hold up and the temperature doesn’t rise too much.
But hey, I won’t complain if it all melts and spring is here in two weeks. 🙂March 4, 2019 at 11:11 am #820906
Trails in Jefferson Forest looked pretty damn good yesterday. Going to check them out tonight.March 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm #820907
Durham is nicely packed from all the fat bike traffic over the weekend. We never know, this might be the last week to enjoy snowy conditions.March 5, 2019 at 10:29 am #820908
We never know, this might be the last week to enjoy snowy conditions.
One can only hope!
Rode some of Jefferson last night, as well as the Oak Ridges Trail over to Bond lake. Pretty good conditions right now. Not a ton of snow in there, so the hikers have packed down the gravel paths pretty well (without the usually post holing). Some of the single track is rideable too.March 21, 2019 at 4:16 pm #820919
Can we end this thread for the season yet? 😀
Rode some Simcoe trails last night. Was getting soft, but ride able mostly. Uphills after today will be impossible, I assume.
But yeah, lots of snow in there to melt….Pics from last night.
March 24, 2019 at 4:04 pm #820922
Anyone been down to Turkey Point lately? Just curious about conditions.March 28, 2019 at 4:27 pm #820929
Hit Duffy on the way up to a ski shoot earlier this week. Rolled the dice hard and was fully prepared to hump gravel if conditions were not good. There was way more ice than I thought but it was perfect for the Hayduke with XL studs. regular studs would have still be a gamble. There were some ice free sections to relish in. Felt good to rail a few turns in the dirt. Wont be long now.
Reports from Turkey Point are that it is 80% clear with some stubborn ice sections remaining. I may actually go check it out tomorrow.March 28, 2019 at 6:58 pm #820931
Awesome thanks!March 29, 2019 at 12:37 pm #820932
Wow, that’s a lot less ice than what I was picturing in Dufferin. I am guessing those are from around the central to ridge area? I assume Kens Trail is still a little more covered…
Heck if the warm weather keeps up and with a little rain, maybe we can ride regular bikes in there next weekend. Majority of Dufferin is sandy soil, so mud isn’t ever really an issue to worry about.
Simcoe County trails still looked like this on Wednesday night. Maybe a little better now, but its surprising how much snow is up there in spots.
Copeland is apparently icy with some bare spots here and there. Soooooooooooooooon!April 1, 2019 at 8:53 am #820933
So this is where were at folks.
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