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    Matt Bingham
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    Rode here for the first time Friday night and these are some great trails in amazing shape! That said, I’m looking to find some people that maybe know the trails here because it’s hard to put a loop together for someone new

    #817299

    Renegade Hardware
    Participant

    Matt, I’m pretty local to them and would be down to ride after work this week. Used to ride them weekly but haven’t in a bit.

    #817302

    Matt Bingham
    Participant

    Great! How about tomorrow night at 6 -6:30 meet at Bridgewater Rd trailhead?

    #817310

    Renegade Hardware
    Participant

    Great! How about tomorrow night at 6 -6:30 meet at Bridgewater Rd trailhead?

    let me check with buddy who I’m supposed to be riding with tonight, we were aiming for a Don ride but that can change depending on him. I *think* I still have your number, I can check.

    #817321

    Matt Bingham
    Participant

    Actually I’m not out that way today anyways so all good!

    #817353

    Renegade Hardware
    Participant

    Rode last night in there. Lots of new changes since the last time I went, was great!

    Conditions are good, a little slick in spots but good overall. Trail ratings need to be reduced, none of those trails are ‘double black diamond’ trails by any measurement, so I’ll request those changes on TF. Some features need some TLC, but it was pretty rad to see the remnants of my old work in there, including the one larger jump that’s still there but has evolved into more! Sweeeeeet. All our old lines still exist which is pretty rad.

    #817371

    Matt Bingham
    Participant

    Rode last night and while a bit slick in sections, not much mud and still fun. trails are all hard pack and rain doesn’t really effect at all – well just a bit slippy.

    #818265

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Jefferson has always had good night riding. Lots of animals in there.

    Last night was no exception.

    Though riding at night in there recently really opens your eyes as to how close the new developments are to the forest. And will be even closer soon…. 🙁

    #820771

    Canadmos
    Participant

    I don’t know if many people read this, but I think sadly access to the swan lake portion of Jefferson Forest has been completely cutoff.

    If you don’t know the history here, the Swan Lake property is managed by the TRCA and because they host school groups on the property, the area is marked as private property. They only started to post private property signs about 3-4 years ago, after I was clotheslined in the neck by a black climbing rope tied between two trees on their property (I also found two others). Not to go on a tangent there, but I reported it to the police and in the end one of the employees at swan lake admitted to putting up the ropes. But that’s another story…

    Now, they’ve fenced off access to that northern part of the forest AND some of the trails have been completely blocked and covered with deadfall.

    Pretty sad to find that, to be honest. I am guessing they kept seeing people “trespassing” during the day when school groups were in there. I admit to going on those trails, but only did so at night when the property is empty.

    In other news, it also looks like (who I assume is DMBA) have put up new trail intersection marking posts, similar to what are found in Walkers Woods and Durham. Hopefully the trails themselves are not mucked with……

    :/

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