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    Humber River Autumn/Winter Riding

    Days are getting shorter. By the time we get home from work and get geared up, it's dark.
    This evening's ride conditions were superb. And every ride is such a cool adventure

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    Look who we spotted eating fallen apples on the trail! Didn't want to get too close but he allowed a few pics and then returned to the mighty Humber River.

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    hee was singing this song all night after the sighting...

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    Glad we took that window of opportunity and rode last evening... today is a soaker. It's a trick not a treat

    Saturday could be promising and this Sunday might be better
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    I hope sunday is dry for the finey race.
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    Today's ride took us north on the Humber. The river was high

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    Enjoying the views
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    Tour du ol' Pool
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    Checking out the Ol' Bridge
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    Crossed a few streams
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    Cool riding through them...
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    Hurry home days are getting shorter
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    the trca cleaned all the metal junk in the pool... hmmmm wonder if we can add it as a trail feature?

    and interesting factoid of the area was that the "forest rangers" where filmed in the surrounding area along the humber river.

    Forest Rangers Fan Site

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    What a gorgeous day for a ride! We met up with several groups of riders and everyone was stoked

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    Doing a jump line
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    And another
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    Enjoying the trails
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    Damn, Judy, you guys are always out having fun. I should have got out this week but didn't :-(

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    we will be hosting a ride in bolton soon you are welcome to join us dru.
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    Love to, Chris. Thanks for the invite! I've got ridiculous lights so night riding is good but Sat. mornings not so good due to slavery to the Man :-(

    You guys can watch me endo onto my face off the drops you are fond of.....

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    We rode the local Humber River trail, that we've done so many times before (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Every ride on these familiar trails is always different and amazing. Today, the air was crisp (4C); the trails were leaf covered, hard and dry.

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    There were several trees down, thereby changing the trail and creating new possibilities. We played on one of those fallen trees.

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    Think I'm going to head out there this week and try out those trails for a change of pace. How slick does it get in this wet fall weather we've been having?

    I've been riding Durham forest Glen Major area a few times a week as the drainage is excellent and soil always firm.
    Made the mistake of hitting up the Don on Wed thinking it might be ok. Took 2.5hr to do a 40min loop and a solid half hr of pressure washing to get that nasty clay off LOL. Going to write that place off till spring.
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    Good ride today! Mild temperatures and sweet trails


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    Fun weekend local rides

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    The trainers are still in the boxes! And not enough snow for the snowshoes... so what to do but go for a 2 hour ride?

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    Ain't nobody here but us
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    -7c and -16c windchill and snowsqualls. Storm blowing through the valley.
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    Chasing the sun back home. Roads were glare ice
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    I can;t believe it's still autumn because it sure felt like winter again today. More snow (about 4cm) fell over night. Temp during our 2.5 hour ride was -6c and wind chill -12c

    Looks like cotton
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    Follow me!
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    Same pic location as yesterday
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    The Humber is just starting to ice up ... soon ice biking!
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    Mighty Humber. Mighty pretty
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    Mighty Humber log and ice jam
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    Pause
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    Tower of mushrooms
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    The watcher... glad I'm not a mouse
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    Until next ride, who knows what we will see or experience
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    Brrr, Judy, you and Chris were considerably more hearty than I today. I was out late last night and couldn't get up the gumption to go ride. Big shock compared to last week's ride in short sleeves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    Brrr, Judy, you and Chris were considerably more hearty than I today. I was out late last night and couldn't get up the gumption to go ride. Big shock compared to last week's ride in short sleeves.
    Hi Drew, it was cold especially the windchill... but I chose my layers well. I was warm and comfortable, except for my face on the ride back on the road.
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    Man, we just went straight from Fall to Winter didn't we? Yeesh!

    Joyride was nice and toasty yesterday!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    Brrr, Judy, you and Chris were considerably more hearty than I today. I was out late last night and couldn't get up the gumption to go ride. Big shock compared to last week's ride in short sleeves.
    we are lucky to live in an area with a lot of trail options.I prefer riding outside my front door anytime, so it is not so bad. also with fat bikes nowadays it adds a new dimension to the season (henceforth my latest build).
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    Ice forming on the Humber
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    And ice on the shore
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    Temperature continuing to drop, and steeper sections are starting to ice up...might have to put on the studded tires for this weekend
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    A nice afternoon ride today. Saw lots of animal tracks and the Humber is forming a base layer of ice.

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    We celebrated the 1st December. A bit more milder than yesterday, but foggy. We didn't lose any ice on the river

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    Today in Music History:

    THE DEATH OF PUNK IN TORONTO
    It was billed as “the last punk rock concert in Toronto.” During this week in 1978, the Last Pogo was held at the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen Street West. On the bill were some of the best bands from the punk scene that had been pogoing and spitting and bleeding their way through the city’s downtown music venues over the previous few years: The Viletones, Teenage Head, The Scenics, The Ugly and more.

    When a riot broke out and the cops shut the whole thing down, the show became something of a Toronto legend – a quarter of a century later, it’s still a famous story – Colin Brunton filmmaker

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    Nice ride along the Humber River today. -6c and windchill -12c. The ground was frozen solid and the leaves crackled under our tires. 2 more weeks before the first day of winter!

    We rode for 2 chilly hours... there were a few snow flakes
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    ^ Nice! Finally frozen in the GTA. It's been freeze/thaw mud for almost 2 weeks.
    I got out today also. Durham/ Walker woods was fast and frozen solid. Next best thing to dry summer days.
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