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    Snow!!! - Happy Birthday BCD

    Yikes,snowed in Gravenhurst for a few minutes this morning! And happy 15th birthday to BCD... all the best buddy. Note he still has a sharp eye

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    Sun shining & snowing right now in Apsley. I'm glad I did my Tour of Chandos (Hwy 620 & 504 loop) yesterday.

    P.S.: Happy Birthday!!
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    Nice shot. Happy bithday BCD.
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    Awww, what an old cutie!
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    Yeah, happy birthday BCD. Ask dad for a real nice treat ok?
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    yikes is right, the snow/rain/hail/sleet session Sunday morning was a complete shocker given Saturday's awesome weather...Saturday's ride from the cottage to Gravenhurst via Southwood/Old Stone Rd took longer than expected (2hrs each way, mostly paved) but Sunday's ride at Torrance Barrens completely made up for it - mad good times. Thanks BCD for the directions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider
    yikes is right, the snow/rain/hail/sleet session Sunday morning was a complete shocker given Saturday's awesome weather...Saturday's ride from the cottage to Gravenhurst via Southwood/Old Stone Rd took longer than expected (2hrs each way, mostly paved) but Sunday's ride at Torrance Barrens completely made up for it - mad good times. Thanks BCD for the directions!

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    Right On!! How was Old Stone Rd Trail? I haven't ridden it this season.

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    Old Stone Rd was the best part of the ride into town, quite a few potholes (filled with water at the time) but the all-rock sections were tons of fun. Next time I'm in the area I'd like to try the Old Stone Rd Trail (apparently 6km or so) and also Kashe Barrens which has a trailhead at the Muskoka info/visitors center on hwy 11 just south of Kilworthy. I was talking to the guys at the bike shop in Gravenhurst and they said that some new multi-use trails are in the works for the "Muskoka Bay" area just south of the wharf so that should be great when it happens...

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    The last we heard about the Old Stone Rd was that it was flooded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revrnd
    The last we heard about the Old Stone Rd was that it was flooded.
    When was that? The actual "road" was in pretty good shape on Saturday but I didn't get a chance to ride the "Old Stone Road Trail"

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    My bad, I might be getting the trail & road confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revrnd
    My bad, I might be getting the trail & road confused.
    jeez, I can see I have to get out there and gps this thing for you guys
    firstly, parts of the trail flooded in spring with the snow melt. happens with lots of trails every year and lasts a couple/three weeks. I'm sure it would be fine now, a few puddles maybe with the rains we have had.
    tdorider, did you not ride that trail into Gravenhurst as per the map I sent you? Comes out onto N. Muldrew Lake Rd on the Gravenhurst end. I don't know how you would have connected to the wharf from Southwood Rd otherwise. Unless you managed to ride cottage rds all the way somehow...maybe Morrison Lake Rd to N. Muldrew?? In which case you missed the trail head (signed " Old Stone Rd Trail")

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    Old Stone Road Trail

    Here's a few pics along Old Stone Rd Trail from spring 2007, including trail heads showing signage both ends...























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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog
    jeez, I can see I have to get out there and gps this thing for you guys
    LOL

    So many trails, so little time (to ride them in a day).
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    BCD I didn't ride the Old Stone Rd TRAIL but instead just kept going passed the sign in the last pic you posted (along Old Stone Rd) and it dumped me onto N. Muldrew. I would've tried the trail but my folks were riding their tandem and I didn't know how difficult it'd be for them. Next time for sure though, I'm going to make a habit of bringing my bike up to the cottage, I had no idea that G'hurst boasted this many trails...

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