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    any frozen lake north of Toronto for fat bike ride?

    is there any small lake north of Toronto we can ride fat bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    is there any small lake north of Toronto we can ride fat bike?
    Stay off all Lakes after yesterday's warm weather and rain. We will need several cold days to get thicker safer ice.

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    I don't intend to ride in warm weather. I am hoping to ride in colder conditions

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    I would head for an area with some snowmobiling activity in order to find packed down snow, though you'll want to stay off any designated OFSC trails, and far enough north to add some insurance on the ice. I would try the Mccrae lake area, any time I've been there's it's been riddled with snowmobile tracks all over the place.

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    "I don't intend to ride in warm weather."

    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    is there any small lake north of Toronto we can ride fat bike?
    One would assume when you said the statement above you meant in the present.

    I live in the Kawarthas and it is very rare to be able to ride on a lake. If it is pure ice you need studs (super rare conditions). If there is snow on the lake you can't ride it unless you are following a well used sled trail, which is tough going. When you can ride on a lake it is usually a chilly ride the wind whips across keeping you cool. If it is a sunny day the snow gets too soft which makes it really hard going.

    A lake is the last pace I like to ride.
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    The ice is pretty rotten now due to the warm spell. The snow does not help and can cover thin spots. I would stay off the ice. Other than that all we need is some cold windy weather and the shore ice will be a blast.

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    here is an annual even you may like to attend. It didn't happen last year due to poor ice conditions.
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