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    did you guys see any poison ivy at Albion hills?

    did you guys see any poison ivy at Albion hills?

    I saw some batches of this plant.

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    Yes there is lots everywhere

    It's important to learn how to recognise poison ivy. Singlesprocket taught me how to identify it (and he provides a quick lesson for trail crews). I've seen it in Albion, Palgrave. Dingle trail, Bolton Humber River and in surrounding regions.
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    It's also found in the Don Valley and throughout the GTA as well. I had a poison ivy rash on my knee a couple of years ago... it was slow to clear up.
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    Ive just gotten over some .
    Second time in three years .
    First time cycling and this year cutting overgrowth
    behind my back yard fenceline .

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    I had poison ivy rash last year. Picked it up at Solstice, so yeah, it's definitely at Albion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Yes there is lots everywhere

    It's important to learn how to recognise poison ivy. Singlesprocket taught me how to identify it (and he provides a quick lesson for trail crews). I've seen it in Albion, Palgrave. Dingle trail, Bolton Humber River and in surrounding regions.
    Since PI and I don't play we'll together, in general where in Palgrave
    Should I pay special attention .. Or is it a case of just staying on the trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by db9 View Post
    Since PI and I don't play we'll together, in general where in Palgrave
    Should I pay special attention .. Or is it a case of just staying on the trail?
    It is found everywhere in Palgrave but especially in the south /middle in the planted pines. If you stay on the trail you should not have a problem.

    some really good tips here for preventing or treating
    How to Prevent Getting Poison Ivy or Poison Oak: 11 Steps

    I carry alcohol swabs on rides. Its a good early intervention to wipe the skin area if exposed. Also washing clothes after a ride because the resin is oily and can remain active
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    Here's a patch of poison ivy next to the trail we were riding yesterday

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    Damn, now I have to worry about this. I was at Albion today for almost 4:00 hours and it was fantastic riding. Good thing I did not read this in the morning.
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    I was riding at Palgrave this morning and kept looking at the trail edges instead of were I was going

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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    at Albion today for almost 4:00 hours
    Beast

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    This year is bad for poison ivy every where it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Here's a patch of poison ivy next to the trail we were riding yesterday

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    Leaves of three, let it be! Leaves of four, eat some more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Leaves of three, let it be! Leaves of four, eat some more!

    I thought it was "leaves of four, wipe some more?"

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    Take care when removing your wheels after riding. Grab the spokes and not the tire tread as the PI oils could very likely be lurking on it.

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    Durham/Walker's has a bumper crop this year as well. Choose your spots to go over the bars carefully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    Durham/Walker's has a bumper crop this year as well. Choose your spots to go over the bars carefully!
    I can testify to this. I have a good case on my legs at the moment from Durham Forest.

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    Didn't "see" it, but still feeling it now on my ankle. Glad I didn't have to crap.

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    During the 24hr, at the top of the hill before the trail descends to the rollers with the Joyride signs (High Roller Trail?), the hill is covered with it.

    I discovered it by accident about 2 Summer Solstices ago when I stopped there to fix a flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I carry alcohol swabs on rides. Its a good early intervention to wipe the skin area if exposed. Also washing clothes after a ride because the resin is oily and can remain active
    I agree with the idea of cleaning the plant oils off your body as soon as possible.

    Riding in Collingwood as a teen on shop-ride Saturday mornings I learned a little trick: Sunlight dish soap. Maybe it's just folklore, but any time I came back from a ride with "that sting" I would hit my legs with Sunlight before showering. "That sting" is the only thing that tells me "hey, that's not just dirt and sweat in those scratches from the raspberry canes, THAT feels like poison ivy!!!"

    Fast-forward to last weekend, riding the Brant Tract for the first time. Get back to the parking lot, "that sting" in full effect so I did the Sunlight soap trick (yeah for camping!). The red swollen areas around my lower legs quickly diminished and no ill-effects afterwards. 3 days later I have some *slight* skin marks in that area but no rash or pain or anything.

    I could be completely wrong. But "that sting" I get doesn't feel like any other plant-based injury (aforementioned raspberry canes, or stinging nettle, or various thistles, or just scraping my legs to $#!^ 'cause hey that's mountain biking!).

    In conclusion: $#!^'s everywhere in Ontario, when in doubt soap-up sooner than later. I heard recently that there was a PI vine at Turkey Point dangling over the trail -boom, poison ivy to the face! Yes, PI comes in ground-plant form, and vine form, and hiding under your bed & in the closet form...
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    did you guys see any poison ivy at Albion hills?

    Thank you thread. At Albion today, stopped along Ridge Runner about to put my foot down for a break and thought of this thread. OMG I almost stepped in PI and caught myself.

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    I rode Palgrave about a week ago, the high points of the hills are littered and its pretty grown in. I didn't realize it until halfway through my ride, which wasn't very comforting. Lucky my parents live 2mins from the so I basked under a cold hose for 10mins and all is well.

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