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    Spring Riding

    Today we found a few nice places to ride in the Nashville Tract. We chatted with an elderly couple hiking who used to own a farm in the area. They were thrilled to learn about the development of the trail network and they shared some interesting history about the area.

    Unfrozen pond
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    Crossing the bowstring bridge
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    Checking out the old dairy farm
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    We heard the birds chirping all day and nearby we found the bees!
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    Ground is still frozen
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    A few more pics from an awesome day of riding and exploring

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    Great pictures, cyclelicious. I love checking out old ruins. Also very cool that you got to learn some local history right from the people who experienced it.

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    Awesome photos. Nice to see Chris wearing shorts.
    Looks like a nice place to ride... will need to get out that ways soon.
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    Exploring is awesome! Great location and pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VVagabond View Post
    Great pictures, cyclelicious. I love checking out old ruins. Also very cool that you got to learn some local history right from the people who experienced it.
    Thanks VV! The retired farmer had awesome stories! He even shed some "light" on a local urban legend about a landmark that is still called Gallows Hill which is located in the Nashville Tract. And he told us about the old hardware store that his family owed in Kleinburg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    Awesome photos. Nice to see Chris wearing shorts.
    Looks like a nice place to ride... will need to get out that ways soon.
    Thanks Ty. Hope to join you and the V-go's on more rides this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckeieio View Post
    Exploring is awesome! Great location and pics!
    Exploring is all part of the ride experience! No 2 rides are ever the same. But I have to admit that singlesprocket and I sure have some pretty good rides... never a dull moment. Thanks Chuck
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    Yesterday we rode the ridge in the Don... today we kept it local.

    This time of year...the landscape looks subdued.
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    But on closer inspection we found some early vibrancy: Wild leeks
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    Top of the valley:dry
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    Middle valley: dry to spongy
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    Our home garden is showing colour!
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    Fun day with friends riding the lower Humber River
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    Crossing the Humber River
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    Visited historical Lambton House
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    Salmon were jumping! We counted 6 weirs along our path. The last one had a fish ladder
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    Were the fish biting?
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    Interesting study re weirs and consideration to remove

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    2x2x100+20= :)

    some good riding this weekend. mushrooms are out... that means morels are soon to follow...

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    first morels...

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    ^Mmmmmorels... the truffle of Canada
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    Can, wait!
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    Saturday's ride

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    Trout Lily sprouting
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    great pics
    hopefully get out for my 1st ride this weekend.
    it's gonna hurt but it will be fun
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    Nice ride after work!

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    Sweet local ride today in the Nashville tract.

    River was high.
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    Flora was smiling
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    Trilliums!
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    Heading home
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    Weather was beautiful on saturday. After the trail work in the Don We headed to Cycle Solution to pick up singlesprocket's new bike. Saturday evening we went for a local ride along the Humber River

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    Fiddleheads were poking up
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    We picked some and later had them for dinner
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    Spring apples and sun was setting
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    Singlesprocket's Covert is also a good climber for a long travel bike
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    More riding today ... weather was splendid

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    And closer to home: more signs....mother-to-be

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    Evening ride prior to the rain... blackflies are out

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    had to use the bug spray for the first time this year. black flies and mosquito's both out together...
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    Beautiful day for a ride and exploring


    Humber Valley is turning green

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    Ferns have grown about 2 feet... since last weekend!

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    The May Apples have grown too
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    Shrooms

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    We picked some wild leeks. Singlesprocket sauted them for dinner. They were better than any store bought ones

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    A triplet of trilliums

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    Big hill climb... ha! I did it

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    Nice pics.

    Just picked and ate some fiddleheads yesterday! Leek were out too but passed on them for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Nice pics.

    Just picked and ate some fiddleheads yesterday! Leek were out too but passed on them for now.
    Thanks Miker

    It is a nice time in the season to ride. We are riding again today with a friend who was curious about the ramps/wild leeks. Have a great day

    A couple more pics from yesterday

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