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    Sun. report same as Saturday. Did 2 hours, excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kOALApLOW View Post
    As of 2:30 today, all of the double track is packed and thoroughly rideable--Thanks You's walkers, doggers, atv'ers and snowmo's. The Dark Side, and much of the Piney's are totally snowed-in, or post-holed...(shame on you, Fat-"bikers"...)
    "Gay Trucker" (behind the 401 service stop) is packed/trampled powder on ice--perfecto.
    I didn't know any of these trail names. Nice!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Got there Sunday afternoon - Double track whicjh was more like single track was a treat to ride. Pines was a bit bumpy with more ice sticking through the snow - not so fun. Great to be on the bike again. I have a map from the Waterloo Cycling club's website that uses different names - no idea where gay trucker or darksire are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pikester View Post
    Got there Sunday afternoon - Double track whicjh was more like single track was a treat to ride. Pines was a bit bumpy with more ice sticking through the snow - not so fun. Great to be on the bike again. I have a map from the Waterloo Cycling club's website that uses different names - no idea where gay trucker or darksire are?
    Yah, those are some of the extremely "colloquial" terms applied to some of the loops. I don't know who named the loops on the WCC map. Gay Trucker refers to the "Twisted Siesta" section on the WCC map; The Dark Side pretty much references the red loops on the South side of tract.

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    Actually now I can see how both "Gay Trucker" and "the Dark side" fit in as good descriptors of those trails.

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    Totally, eh?

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    Did a few laps on the double track, where a kind snowmobiler has paked down a path so we can stretch our legs... Snow was nice and fast, a little icy on the north side leading into the trails, but not enough to turn me around.

    A fatbike would have been a great idea this winter...

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    Don't know about that - seems everytime we get a decent snowfall, before it gets a chance to firm up we get a thaw that turns it icy.

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    What will be the effect of these temps on Puslinch.

    Soft and unrideable or rideable?

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    I'm guessing soft and slushy and unride-able?

    slipped yesterday - put my handle bar into my quad - what's the cure for that?

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    I was having fun on Saturday..... until I had a little get off into some bushes. Of course, the middle finger has to snag one of the branches as my hand passes through the bush. I wasn't sure if I broke it at 1st because it was at such a weird angle. Luckily it was just a severe sprain. I rode out, and now the finger is the size of sausage. Can't hardly bend it, guess I'll just road ride for a while. I was going so slow, damn.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pikester View Post
    I'm guessing soft and slushy and unride-able?

    slipped yesterday - put my handle bar into my quad - what's the cure for that?
    Breaking off your shifter, that's what I did. 2nd last crash at Puslinch in fact.

    And yes the handle bar into the quad does hurt.....

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    That makes my leg feel a bit better - but that certainly sounds like a broken finger?

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    No luckily not broken. Just a bad sprain. I could see the internal bleeding begin almost minutes afterwards. In the worst version of the sprain I could have actually torn the ligament off the bone. Didn't happen. Swelling is down substantially today, and I'm already getting quite a bit of motion back. It will be few months ore more though before it's right again.

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    Conditions in the a.m. on 3.17.2013 & 3.18.2013 were perfect. Packed crystal over ice; 90+% .

    Should remain the same (in the A.M., at least) til Sun/Mon.


    Bring The Action.

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    Conditions today remains very good to excellent! Fresh, pure powder over crushed snow/ice...heroic! Earlier in the mornings looks excellent all the way to Monday!!

    Bring The Action.

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    I'm going to try to hurt myself tomorrow again, just for fun. Sounds like studs aren't needed at all, right? 29er time then!

    Luckily it's cold enough for my lobster claws, because they'll perfectly accomodate my buddy taped index & pointer fingers.

    Damn, still hurts, but mostly just stiff.

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    I have done about five passes of the Pines loops since Wed. Didn't see any other tracks but mine....Tsk, tsk. I for one am gonna's miss this Winter.

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    Koala, studs or none? I'm guessing they aren't needed, but I'm askin g because I really don't want to fall on the hand.

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    Did someone say they were gonna miss this winter - "wash thy mouth with soap"
    I'm out of my mind or winter to friggin end!

    Headin' to the "Puss" tommorrow - someone please leave updated conditions - don't have studs - don't want to ride the ice.

    Have a good ride today fellas.

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    With 30+hours of "IceBiking" this calendar year, I'm truly gonna' miss this winter.

    There's plenty of fresh/pressed powder over any ice at PoozLynch, studs need not apply...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kOALApLOW View Post
    With 30+hours of "IceBiking" this calendar year, I'm truly gonna' miss this winter.

    There's plenty of fresh/pressed powder over any ice at PoozLynch, studs need not apply...
    So it's gonna b ok - have an hours drive and just want to make sure

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    Oh, oh, gotta get going sooner next time, Pikester. I expect that you found it a bit melty/muddy. I missed it Sat. but did 2 hours Sunday and was out by noon. It was too warm by 11 already.

    Damn, it felt good to be back on the bike, with two of my fingers taped together of course.

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    Dropped my daughter back to Univ at Guelph around 2:00 and just has a sense it would be messy - so met a friend in Hamilton and rode there - still lots of mushy snow etc.

    Where is spring?

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    3.28.2013; 07:30 to 09:30: Trails were still 90+% covered with snow/ice!!! Incredibly tractable, yet starting to melt through....Man, I'm gonna' miss this winter!

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