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    Turkey Point rideable for the weekend?

    Anyone out Turkey Point way know what the trails are like?
    Sounds like most of the rain was in the Golden Horseshoe area. Was wondering if the front, sandy part of Turkey Point might be OK by Sunday.

    Otherwise, it's the railtrail again.
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    turkey point is always ok.
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    TP is in wonderful shape, rain actually makes it better
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    is this sarcasm or is it actually okay to ride

    figured my season was over with the rains last week


    i just dont want to drive the 2 hours to TP and find the trails too muddy to ride.
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    I was up at TP on Sunday. The trails were fantastic. Sometimes you could see a spot that had been wet but was just soft enough now to leave a tread mark. Lots of people riding, trails were perfect.
    The weather even cleared up later in the day, saw some blue sky and sun.
    Know what you mean, hate to waste a trip, takes me about an hour to get there, 80 km each way.
    Took me a while to get into the flow. With the weather and early evenings, I've been riding too much easy stuff, railtrail and hiking trails.
    Bad news though, I saw a sign saying that Willie's in Port Dover was closed for the season. Usually they are open year round. Had my heart set on a chicken sandwich and fries for the way home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maynard View Post
    figured my season was over with the rains last week


    i just dont want to drive the 2 hours to TP and find the trails too muddy to ride.
    No sarcasm. Might want to wear your orange vest for the next 2 weeks though, its shotgun season round here.
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    Was out on Sunday as well.
    Rode the new Planet of the Apes - that will be a lot of fun when it rides in, at the moment, it is still a bit soft. Fun in spots, work in others. Other trails that I was on were fine, some clear, others a driftie leaf fest in spots - only one mud-hole and that was taken care of by a manual. Overall everything is in great shape and I had a blast as usual ( multiple stops to suck wind an not stroke out excepted )

    Good lord I need an XC/Trail bike, even in "Light" mode the Delirium is still 170mm and 35lbs. Maybe thats my problem, nah, cause the other two guys were on Intense SS's one with Boxxers and they both spanked me bad. Guess only DH/Lift since August has to be paid for....

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    those are big bikes for turkey point.
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    excellent, sunday TP it is then

    if anyone else is going let me know, i have never actually figured out all the trails and have yet to see a ****ing pointing turkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    those are big bikes for turkey point.
    Well for me its my one and only. I change to 180 forks and DH wheels for lift, otherwise run what ya brung. Although I'm looking for a 140mm trail bike when finances allow...maybe a new Knolly Endorphin...

    One of the SS riders, this is his small bike (36Van) on front, his other is an M9. I think he chose the appropriate weapon.

    The last guy with the SS/Boxxer, has 3 bikes, 951, SS and a GF 29er SS.
    He was already out for a couple hours in the morning at TP with another crew riding his 29er. I threatened him, so he brought the SS as it would be unfair to us with him on a TP biased weapon. I had not been XC riding since early September, and everything since has been DH. Does not take long to lose yer legs and lungs for XC.

    ah well, whinge fest over...

    Will be back for more - maybe this weekend if I don't head to The 'Cut and Trashmore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maynard View Post
    if anyone else is going let me know, i have never actually figured out all the trails

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    Too bad your not going to be there Saturday, I could give you the (slow) grand tour. You can always check out the map for TP, the link is in the TP FAQ thread.
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    Looking at going on Sunday.

    Is Sunday hunting permitted in the area? Specifically in the park?

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    Just decided to look up my own question

    For those wondering...

    Norfolk county, where Turkey Point is

    - Sunday hunting is currently permitted

    - The Park east of Turkey Point Road is a non-hunting area

    - The Park (or MNR lands) west of Turkey Point Road, are open to Hunting

    - Controlled Hunt for Deer (limited number of hunters by draw, firearms/shotgun permitted) runs Nov 5 to 11 and Dec 3 to 9th

    - Generally, Oct 1st to Dec 31st is open for deer Hunting as well (except the controlled hunt) but with bows only.

    - Small game is generally generally open, firearms permitted, from Early October to the Winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Just decided to look up my own question

    For those wondering...

    Norfolk county, where Turkey Point is

    - Sunday hunting is currently permitted

    - The Park east of Turkey Point Road is a non-hunting area

    - The Park (or MNR lands) west of Turkey Point Road, are open to Hunting

    - Controlled Hunt for Deer (limited number of hunters by draw, firearms/shotgun permitted) runs Nov 5 to 11 and Dec 3 to 9th

    - Generally, Oct 1st to Dec 31st is open for deer Hunting as well (except the controlled hunt) but with bows only.

    - Small game is generally generally open, firearms permitted, from Early October to the Winter.
    Hunting is also permitted in the Anderson Tract which is on the East Side north of the park.
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    hunters should make sure people on bikes are not deer before they shoot. you know, like if there's any doubt, don't shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    hunters should make sure people on bikes are not deer before they shoot. you know, like if there's any doubt, don't shoot.
    I'm sure they do but accidents happen, always safer to wear your orange vest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    hunters should make sure people on bikes are not deer before they shoot. you know, like if there's any doubt, don't shoot.
    One of the first rules of hunters safety course

    1) Be sure of your target and you are responsible for your projectile (bullet, arrow) until it comes to rest

    One of the first rules of divers safety course

    2) Don't drink and drive

    One of the first rules of common sense

    3) Don't pee on an police officer as he is giving you a citation for public drunkeness.

    Sometimes people do stupid **** unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post

    3) Don't pee on an police officer as he is giving you a citation for public drunkeness.
    Holy Crap! Were you there. 1982, around the corner from the Gasworks. I was already peeing when the officer grabbed me and spun me around.

    My buddies and I thought it was a lot funnier than it apparently was.
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    For those who wake up late or have stuff to do for their mother-in-law before the get to go cycling I'm planning to launch with a buddy around noon on Sunday from Mole Rd.

    If I was mildly freaked out by the possibilty of deer ticks imagine how I feel about the possibilty of being shot at.
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    Most excellent day out there today. Weather was beautiful and the trails were in great condition, if not a little dry.

    Saw many people out and a few locals were more than willing to chat and help me navigate the entire trail system. I can find my way around, but a little hap-hazardly at this point.

    Always worth the drive.

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    I was out for a nice night ride last night, trails were in excellent condition. Some of the arrowing that the club has put up is a little confusing in spots and skips some segments of trail. I'll have to bring it up at the next meeting. Heard alot of coyotes out there last night too. No bigfoot though.
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    Great day of cycling - new signage makes a world of difference - well done on the signs lads!

    Didn't see or hear a single hunter!

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