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  • #803075

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Myself and the Matts (Beaches and Parliament) have hit Puslinch the past few weekends. Conditions were all-time. July good! Some fresh new singletrack with loam in the darkwoods. I hear most trails networks are in good shape.

    What about you guys?

    #803077

    Dean.Campbell
    Participant

    Did P2A. Not as muddy as previous years, which means I could still see some of the paint on my frame at the finish line.

    The mechanic in me is crying. And screaming.

    #803078

    Renegade Hardware
    Participant

    Kelso: Great
    Waterdown: Great
    King trails: Great
    Hilton: Still a bit muddy in spots but not too bad 😆
    Secret trails: Perfect. Rode these with Brian on Saturday, rode again on Sunday.

    #803079

    secret agent
    Participant

    Yup, Hilton was pretty good. Did a lot of the rockier sections. They are always the best for early season. Most of it is ok.
    Kelso is good except for all the yellow tape.

    #803080

    fietser
    Participant

    Etobicoke Creek – check! Conditions were excellent.

    Had a blast on Saturday showing another West Ender around the trails for the first time. “These trails are a 10 minute ride from my house. I had no idea!”

    More good weather this week – stoked.

    #803084

    Cracker
    Participant

    Did P2A as well, it was my first time. Pretty fun, good weather, good people, gave out high fives to as many on course volunteers I could.

    Finished in 3h25m, rode most of the technical sections – mountain bikers rule! But cramped pretty bad with about 10km to go, not enough distance training – roadies rule!

    No crashes or technical issues so other than training did pretty good. Was really happy with how my retromod ’86 Bianchi Volpe handled the mud.

    Will probably do it again next year, its a great way to start the season off with a big bang.

    #803085

    ghettocruiser
    Participant

    Not much that I can say about P2A that hasn’t been said already, somewhere on the interwebz.

    So here’s me staring at my knees on Martin’s Road, wondering why the hell they won’t turn the crank faster….

    https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/GHYrZ7Owu5hLaLbPhpEVE5An6_VO8bI509_HIEAujpM-768×768.jpg

    #803088

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Congrats to all of you who rode P2A . Inspiring.

    #803093

    jcitizen
    Participant

    Did the Paris to Ancaster a few years ago on a full squish stumpjumper cause I heard it was a “mountain bike” race, haha. That last hill at the end of 60k was about the most defeated I’d ever felt on bike.

    This year I’ve managed to get in the don half a dozen times already, and am very happy that my times aren’t way off my “PR”s, considering it’s april and I’m on a rigid. Signed up for a little race and now I’m feeling a bit of pressure.

    Dirt!

    #803095

    flow_rider
    Participant

    Kudos to everyone who did P2A! In a show of solidarity, I put down 50k exploring the West Humber Trail thanks to @micah356‘s post in the Urban Loops thread. What a great patch of (paved) trail. Might have to dust off the road bike and try a “lap around Toronto” next.

    #803098

    Somers
    Participant

    P2A! Bit of a drag in the middle when a buddy dislocated his shoulder and we needed to wait a while for an ambulance, but otherwise a great day of struggling!

    #803103

    Buck
    Participant

    Trails up in Simcoe are great. I hear from riders that Copeland is good to go as well. So good getting back into the trails!

    #803104

    Dean.Campbell
    Participant

    I’ve done P2A 3 times, though this year was the shorter 40km version. All three on my full susp bike. It’s slow, but it’s comfy. This year would maybe have been possible on the road bike though. Aside from the last mudslide anyway…

    #803139

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Just got back from a rip at Ravenshoe with my dear old friend @bob_bonner. Also met a fellow RFG member on the trails who joined us for the rest of the loop.  All good with the exception of Skunk which still has some muddy patches. No bugs.

    The trails there are completely blown though. Like a highway with on and off ramps everywhere. Was hard to find the original loop from my days there.

    #803141

    chuckeieio
    Participant

    ^ Such a fun network packed into that small area. It feels like you’re riding forever in there. It was nice meeting you two. Had I not joined in I likely would have split after that one last Skunk loop. Thanks for letting me tag along.
    If anyone else is thinking of going it’s bug free right now. It feels odd in there this time of year being able to stop and talk without getting swarmed by flying vampires. Cheers!

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