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    sunday rain ride

    waited for the rain to slow down, stopped at a local museum and checked it out...



    digged the old log shaping axes...



    farmer 29er...



    old war artifacts...



    the escarpment is beautiful...



    cave! tight fit to get in...



    chamber further in...



    interesting sediment formations... was an old seabed along time ago...



    no matter where you turned your head, there was something to look at.



    awesome ride, much more to explore.

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    Nice day for a ride.....
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    Cool!

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    this coming weekend will be the peak of fall colors around the bay i think, could also be the last weekend at blue,
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    I noticed this too. Looks like colours there are ahead of us...we are just starting to really turn on!! How's the Jeep? I'm wishing for diesel JKU, but not holding my breath lol !!
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    Is that Metcalfe Rock?

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    There are tons of awesome caves to explore all along the Escarpment. We have a really cool one in Hamilton called the Eramosa Karst. Well worth the visit if you're ever out this way.

    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    I noticed this too. Looks like colours there are ahead of us...we are just starting to really turn on!! How's the Jeep? I'm wishing for diesel JKU, but not holding my breath lol !!
    not bad, wheels very well. i'm looking at a diesel conversion once i get around 250'000km on it.
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    The ride up the escarpment was a blast! The rocks were grippy despite all the rain. Exploring the caves was a thrill (although I did wonder if some creature might pounce) The descent was the pay off and topped the ride making up for Blue being closed.

    Singlesprocket organized another fun ride for everyone
    Planning a return ride to the same area in a couple of weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    The descent was the pay off and topped the ride making up for Blue being closed.
    Blue was open in the am got some good runs in
    it tied the room together man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadian-clydesdale View Post
    Blue was open in the am got some good runs in
    You must have got in under the wire!
    I checked the blue website at 11:00 just before we headed out and it reported all trails were closed due to the weather. Maybe they still hadn't updated the website. What runs were open?.

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    most were open except the wall, shot glass, big sleeze, & waterfall. I just did laps on showcase and hoale and had a big finish wiping out on grab bag! wet leaves+wet clay+ steep section ahead made for some off of bike moments! I'm glad i got some runs but near the end when it was raining it got a little silly! looks like xc might have been the wiser choice, but I think maybe one more day this friday and I'll put the big boy bike to bed for the season, then the road and xc trails for me!
    it tied the room together man!

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    grab bag/big sleaze was open? thats unusal after a rain day...
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    i know, grab bag was uber hairy in the steeps in the wet, and big sleeze I heard was "entertaining" but they probably should have been closed.
    it tied the room together man!

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    lf you purchased a day pass, you should ask for a raincheck voucher.

    The Thanksgiving weekend weather looks fantastic! Grab Bag, Big Sleeze (my favorite runs) and everything else will be open. It may be the last weekend for most bike parks

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    a vid of some of the ride.

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