April 27, 2015 at 9:28 am #803075
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?April 27, 2015 at 11:02 am #803077
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.April 27, 2015 at 11:30 am #803078
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.April 27, 2015 at 11:50 am #803079
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.April 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm #803080
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.April 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm #803084
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.April 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm #803085
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….April 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm #803088
Congrats to all of you who rode P2A . Inspiring.April 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm #803093
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!April 27, 2015 at 11:49 pm #803095
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.April 28, 2015 at 7:34 am #803098
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!April 28, 2015 at 9:07 am #803103
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!April 28, 2015 at 9:27 am #803104
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…April 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm #803139
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.April 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm #803141
^ 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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