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    It's Springtime Humber Ride

    Today was a great day for a 3 hour ride along the Humber. Trails were soft snow but rideable. The best was finding a frozen old Oxbow.



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    log and garbage jam


    can you spot the woodpecker?


    heavy metal old farm equipment
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    that log jam diverted the river and dug away at the river bank on the left side. it's easy to see how terrain features like ah ox bow is formed from that picture.
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    It was funny to see so many balls caught in the debris... must have been about half dozen



    Just a couple of weeks ago we were able to ride around that same spot

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    That ice looks scary!

    Every time I see pictures of you guys riding in the snow it looks like so much fun! Then I go outside in the cold wind and snow we've had in the last few days,I just want to turn right around and go back inside.I guess it's a lot nicer when you have the right clothing Because you live where you do,you are prepared for it too.When I lived in the Sierra Nevada's,it could be below freezing and it wouldn't even phase me.Maybe by next winter I'll be prepared.

    Spring is here,and soon we will see green again! (and brown dirt too)

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    yah, it's a hoot! it's still tough to get out with the right cloths though.
    we are now in the mud season since the temps are seemingly staying above freezing. once the frost leaves the ground it will be trail/pump track/jump building time again.


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    That ice looks scary!

    Every time I see pictures of you guys riding in the snow it looks like so much fun! Then I go outside in the cold wind and snow we've had in the last few days,I just want to turn right around and go back inside.I guess it's a lot nicer when you have the right clothing Because you live where you do,you are prepared for it too.When I lived in the Sierra Nevada's,it could be below freezing and it wouldn't even phase me.Maybe by next winter I'll be prepared.

    Spring is here,and soon we will see green again! (and brown dirt too)
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    Cyclelicious, probably same time as you I was doing my FAV 3+ hr winter ride...Devil's Gap Trail to the Torrance Barrens and return...






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    whack of snow there bcd... always look forward to your pics. we are moving to trail pudding time down here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    whack of snow there bcd... always look forward to your pics. we are moving to trail pudding time down here...
    we are in good shape for morning rides for as long as temps go negative over night, a few more same trail..









    ..and post ride relaxin'

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    TGIF! Good Friday ridin' and relaxin'!

    Lovely pics BCD
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    We were crusty this morning!! - lol



















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    Beautiful pics BCD! We are seeing more signs of spring here in Caledon. Saw my first robin on Good Friday and spotted a wooly bear caterpillar on Easter Sunday!

    Here's a few ride pics from the weekend







    Sunday was more overcast and drizzly


    Steep push!


    Some frozen but mostly dry spots


    The halfway point reward for a total 35km (on road/off road ride)
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    If you don't mind telling - what was your route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We are seeing more signs of spring here in Caledon. Saw my first robin on Good Friday and spotted a wooly bear caterpillar on Easter Sunday!
    No robins up here yet, but we did see a duck in some open water in a small river. I don't know ducks...it had a crested head and was black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by db9 View Post
    If you don't mind telling - what was your route?

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    We follow the river from Bolton. Now is the best time to ride because it becomes ridiculously overgrown.
    Singlesprocket is documenting the area and has special permission to ride on some private properties
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    Looks like Kleinburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinLEXUS View Post
    Looks like Kleinburg
    You are correct! Nice rest stop
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    You are correct! Nice rest stop
    nice. i rode up past there and back on the cx bike on saturday, climbed the still snow covered hills around mcmichael on slicks and people were all WTF and smiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidVicious View Post
    nice. i rode up past there and back on the cx bike on saturday, climbed the still snow covered hills around mcmichael on slicks and people were all WTF and smiles.
    Hope you had a good ride Skid! and had a chance to explore the area. (It's a very hilly area)

    We saw a few roadies out on Sunday. The Starbucks is a very popular spot for cyclists

    Singlesprocket is waiting for his CX to almost complete his quiver. We'll be able to ride more distance with this addition
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    figgin dirt bikes are out trashing the trails...

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    Dirt bikers were visible again today... grrrr!
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    tested the new cyclocross bike in the humber...

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    Absolute fun rides this weekend

    The Humber River was peaceful


    Snow is melting on the pond/ Old river oxbow,that we were riding just a couple weeks ago


    First signs of colour


    Fat bike handled well


    Another splash of colour


    Unusual sight: Can you see it? A crows nest on the top rung of the hydro tower.


    Another view: parent circling


    fun!


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    I love riding my fatbike on a thick carpet of leaves...it's the next best thing to snow! Did you finally add one to the quiver??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    I love riding my fatbike on a thick carpet of leaves...it's the next best thing to snow! Did you finally add one to the quiver??
    Fatbikes will be added soon!
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