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  • #820958

    Canadmos
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    The Team Van Go peoples have posted saying that Dufferin is good to go…

    http://www.teamvango.ca/

    Santa Cruz

    #820960

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Awesome. Was with Collingwood crew this week and figured another week. Glad to here it’s rolling already.

    #820966

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Can confirm Duffy is ready to roll. Lots of sticks and leaves on the trail but mostly free of snow and ice. A few soft spots but nothing to be concerned about.


    HIlton/AF – still soft though riders are out on it
    Puslinch – almost there still muddy
    Hydrocut – not ready
    Pines -not ready
    3Stage – not ready
    Durham – almost ready, still wet
    Palgrave – not ready still icy
    Copeland – almost ready

    #820979

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Dufferin was great last night. Even dusty in one or two spots. Only one spot had mud (besides crossing some of the double track).

    I like the leaves on the trail, but I’m weird… Either way, a lot of the trails were in the process of being leaf blown yesterday in preparation for the sausage fest race on Saturday.

    #820981

    tcc
    Participant

    Hello all,

    I’m new to the site and wanted to get some feedback on the don trail conditions. Is it usually pretty muddy after the amount of rain we’ve had today and yesterday? I want to hit the trail tomorrow morning coming in from the Loblaws parking lot.

    tia

    #820982

    Noremac11
    Participant

    The conditions vary greatly from trail to trail after this much rain. The Flats and Boo Trail are a couple of the trails that tend to be in the best shape after a heavy rainfall. Pottery Road Climb, Pottery Road to 3 Rocks, 3 Rocks, Sanitation Plant and The Ridge typically need at least 1 full day to dry out after this much rain. Beaver Flats, Woods Gundy and Secret Hidden Trail are a few of the trails that take the longest to dry out.

    I would suggest staying off all the trails until at least Monday and expect some of them to still not be in good enough condition to ride by then. I’m curious what others would suggest.

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    #820983

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Head on up to Dufferin Forest if you can. It was dry in there yesterday (maybe moist at best in a few spots), even after all the rain.

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    #820984

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Durham is good to go now as well.

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    #820985

    tabonej
    Participant

    Anyone been to the Don today? Any trails rideable? Maybe flats, ridge, Bunny Run or Motown?

    #820986

    tcc
    Participant

    Thanks for the info everyone.

    #820993

    Noremac11
    Participant

    I ended up going for a ride at 5PM on the 22nd.

    Pottery Road to 3 Rocks, 3 Rocks, Sanitation Plant, The Ridge, Bunny Run and Garbage Cow were all in good enough condition to ride (besides a few spots of course).

    Make sure to walk around the muddy/wet spots to preserve the trail. I keep seeing tons of tire tracks through the most vulnerable sections of these trails. Riding through these spots will increase the amount of time needed for them to dry out and cause further damage.

    I also rode the second half of Climbmax (starting just west of Eglinton & Leslie). Based off past experience I would imagine the initial climb isn’t rideable yet, but the rest of the trail was in great shape, besides one small section.

    Edit: I was completely wrong about Boo Trail being rideable. It was the muddiest trail I saw on my ride and should be avoided for quite some time.

    #820994

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for sharing conditions. You are more than welcome to post all trails here but just so you know, there are dedicated Don and Etobicoke Creek threads that run year round.

    The Don:
    https://www.ridingfeelsgood.com/topic/daily-trail-conditions-in-the-don/page/380/

    Etobicoke Creek:
    https://www.ridingfeelsgood.com/topic/daily-trail-conditions-in-etobicoke-creek/page/28/

    Just go to the last page in the thread for either topic.

    Cheers,

    .

    #820999

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Rode Puslinch yesterday and it was primo.




    Update:

    HIlton/AF – Still soft though riders are out on it
    Turkey Point – Good to go
    Puslinch – Ready to go
    Hydrocut – Not ready
    Pines -Not ready
    3Stage – Not ready
    Kolapore – Not ready
    Durham – Ready to go
    Palgrave – Ready minus the north section
    Copeland – Ready minus the pond section
    Kelso: Shaping up, still mud and snow in spots
    Midland – Good to go
    Haroldtown – Not ready
    Dundas Valley / Waterdown – Not ready

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    #821004

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Jefferson Forest is pretty good now too. Though it should be noted (see the other York forum) that the TRCA has annihilated about a third of the forest. The trails, besides one, connecting up to the north side of the forest are completely blocked and gone. They’ve gone so far as to post no trespassing signs in spots. Wasn’t this public land? Anyways….

    Ravenshoe is apparently still a mud pit.

    Also saw someone riding out in the Simcoe County Club trails. Probably good on some portions of it; but they had some serious logging operations going on over the winter….

    Sounds like Buckwallow might open next weekend.

    Torrance Barrens looks pretty decent now too.

    #821005

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Thanks for updates on these other networks @canadmos

    I’m off to Sedona for the week and hopefully things will have dried off by the time I return.

    Happy trails everyone!

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