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    Eastern Canada Passion

    The Passion forum has the http://forums.mtbr.com/passion/one-p...5D-685895.html thread and the the Fat Bike forum has the http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/dai...ad-646442.html thread. Lets show everyone what we have here in Eastern Canada and start our own little passion thread. Show off a photo or two of your last ride, whether it be some sweet singletrack, catching air, or just your bike having a lean. A location and whatever details you want to share are more then welcome.

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    I'll start off.....

    TPMBC trails at Turkey Point, a nice after work ride.


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    Not exactly my last ride, but I did ride this trail yesterday.

    Bunkerama, MVP trails, Fredericton, NB. Amazing groomed trails, about to be destroyed tonight by rain.

    Straight outta Rossland

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    Eastern Canada passion We had the whole forest to ourselves on last night's ride!


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    Nice!

    Great thread idea and 3 sweet posts to start it off!!! My last ride was way back on Faturday with Donnie and Buckwallow Mike. We explored some off trail terrain scouting out future trail build options


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    This was early yesterday's ride (South March Highlands - Ottawa) conditions were super fast and fun.
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    Brantford Ontario area trails early December.

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    Last ride out before the rain / snow hit on Monday. Norfolk County.


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    Hero snow in the Halton Agreement Forest.

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    Did a pass with the groomer, then a few passes on the snowshoes ( with help from the locals) and the trails were great to ride today. Olive and Sage give it 8 paws up. Minto, NB.

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    Great shot from Apex Race Photography from last weekend at the Albion Hills Fatbike Festival. Would have been better on the studded skinny bike. Icy, but a great day!

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    Conditions at Kanata Lakes are back up to damn-near perfect.

    I covered 14km during yesterday's (long) lunch break.

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    fritZ,

    I keep thinking to myself "thats a sweet looking bike" every time you post photos of it. Then I remember that my Torrent is waiting in the garage. Been riding the fat bike lately and the Torrent hasn't seen much action

    Nice picture. Trail looks in fantastic shape.

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    hey from nova scooootia

    this is from the last ride before snow hit.






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    My last ride was a little on the cold side...

    Turkey Point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    My last ride was a little on the cold side...

    Turkey Point
    Nice is that a ball of ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrous44 View Post
    Nice is that a ball of ice.

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    Yup. Bottom 1/3rd of bottle froze solid after an hour. Cold day.

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    RiotMtb is up visiting here in New Brunswick. We've had an epic week of Snowshoeing, Hoking and Fatbiking. Today we gathered a crew and did a nice ride on the local Minto trails. There were as many Southern Ontario jackets as NB ones (Hamilton Cycling Club, Bicycle Works and Rock and Road Cycle).

    Here we are stopped at the Tree of Bike.

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    Straight outta Rossland

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    My 16 y/o son figured he's come out this past Sunday, and was hell-bent on riding his CX.
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    Out for a late afternoon rip yesterday in Red Hill Valley, 3 blocks from my house, it was more fabulous than I thought it would be!!

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    Earshot trail, Turkey Point


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    I have a 1.5km of trail on my property. Normally I just snowshoe around it, but today I thought I'd try it on the fatbike. Took a few trips around with the dogs, then headed across the street and played out on Grand Lake.

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    My current do all bike

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    All is right with my world...

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    I was up in Peterborough yesterday and there was no snow there. Ground was just barely covered about half way up but nothing in Peterborough. Was very weird - not sure what the snowmobiler's are doing this season.

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    Got out for a ride this afternoon so now I finally have something to contribute to this thread. We had a big thaw and most of the snow melted leaving the Richmond Hill trails an interesting combination of glare ice, hard crust and bare trail. Schwalbe Ice Spiker pros made short work of the ice and actually weren't too bad on the bare spots. This ride was a hoot, too bad we're due a couple feet of snow this week...







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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    I was up in Peterborough yesterday and there was no snow there. Ground was just barely covered about half way up but nothing in Peterborough. Was very weird - not sure what the snowmobiler's are doing this season.
    Today Blue and I did Devil's Gap Trail into Torrance Barrens and return, 3hr 40min on the trails and never saw a sled. Only tracks were our own. These trails are full of puddles, ponds and streams that are partially open and or covered by thin ice. Probably not attractive to sledders but great fun on a fat bike!
    We have snow here and fat biking is perfection right now! Maybe 5 - 10 cm fresh pow over hardpac

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    On the plus side, it only felt like its -17c today.

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    I can confirm the accuracy of the Friday morning temp in the post above. Beautiful sunrise on my commute in to work though!

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    Well, winter stuck around for a couple days this time. Misty rain ride

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    A little clip of a snow/night ride with my 14 yr old son. It was thick and soft like marshmallow. Slow but a good time none the less.

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    Looks fun!

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    Kanata Lakes aka South March Highlands yesterday.

    Fresh snow made for narrow tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritZman View Post
    Kanata Lakes aka South March Highlands yesterday.

    Fresh snow made for narrow tracks.
    I've always wanted to get out to Kanata Lakes after hearing about it from a fellow rider many years ago.

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    Scarborough beach cruise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    I've always wanted to get out to Kanata Lakes after hearing about it from a fellow rider many years ago.
    PM me the next time you're in town and I'll show you around. Two Torrents terrorizing KL... Speaking of which, I ran into another rider in KL who just picked up his Torrent - loves it.

    Given the recent snow, trails this weekend were surprisingly crap. The snow seemed to be too dry to pack, so instead of compressing with traffic it just oozed to the sides making the middle of the trails a very narrow 'U' shape rather than flat.
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    Last night on my new trail in St. John's. Hard packed crust snow made for an awesome winter ride!





    Lots of fatty tracks to be seen. Gratifying that people are using my trail!


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    ^ Nice night ride pics L Ron.

    We're doing a night ride this Saturday. Snow has pretty much melted and temps are comfy
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    First real ride of 2016, around the trails in Brantford. Took my son to really test out his new bike and he loves it.

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    Enjoyed the open house and fat bike demo day at Woodstock pines. First time out on those trails. Very fast and flowy, liked them a lot. Was able to take this monster out for a lap

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    Had a great time and am picking up a membership to ride there more this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.B View Post
    Enjoyed the open house and fat bike demo day at Woodstock pines. First time out on those trails. Very fast and flowy, liked them a lot. Was able to take this monster out for a lap Click image for larger version. 

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    Had a great time and am picking up a membership to ride there more this summer.
    Haven't been there yet only 30 min drive from my house thinking of also joining. If you like flow you should try Christi Lake conservation area just north west of dundas and Hamilton Ontario. Very nice trails and no membership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ^ Nice night ride pics L Ron.

    We're doing a night ride this Saturday. Snow has pretty much melted and temps are comfy
    Thanks! We have waaaay less snow than normal this year so it's been great for riding. I'm hardly even jonesing for a fatbike this winter.

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    Had a great time and am picking up a membership to ride there more this summer.
    Wow. What was that like to ride? It looks freaking awesome!

    Another great ride today. The snow actually makes the Richmond Hill trails much easier than they normally are so it's a totally different experience.


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    It's not from my last ride, it's from a while ago... but, that season is soon upon us, so why not? Trailhead BBQ sessions are soon upon us

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    These are shots from 2 weeks ago when we had our first hit of great spring weather.
    Me and my 6 year old son enjoying the weather and time together at local trails around town.

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    Beautiful Easter Sunday out on the eastern edge of the country. Been a great winter for riding out here.



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    About 80% dirt in the Ottawa area.
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    Still some snow and large icy bits though (I can't wait to slay it next year with the upcoming 2017 45nrth Wratchchild studded beast).

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    Good article from BlogTO which list 15 most beautiful places in Toronto. We have been able to ride to and visit most these places.

    A few places:

    #5 Humber Bay
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    Went to the Natchez Woods this morning. Conditions were great. Realized I left my memory card for my gopro in my PC so I took some shots.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Terranaut View Post
    Went to the Natchez Woods this morning. Conditions were great. Realized I left my memory card for my gopro in my PC so I took some shots.










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    Is that natchez woods in Kitchener. Not to far from there heard nice trail riding. Have to make it out there.

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    Yup. I can ride there from my house.

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    That looks awesome. And I thought we had a lot of trilliums at the Agreement Forest. Where is that BCD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    That looks awesome. And I thought we had a lot of trilliums at the Agreement Forest. Where is that BCD?
    Cesar, it's the Simcoe County Mountain Bike Club trails...
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    I have got to get there. I've been supporting the club since it began, but never been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    I have got to get there. I've been supporting the club since it began, but never been.
    Awesome fun trails ...bring your climbing legs though if you're a flat lander like me!
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    Yeah, I like my trails flat, but with lots of rocks and roots and skinnies and that sort of thing. That's what Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest is like. Probably why I like it so much. I'll take you out there if you are ever around. I think you'd enjoy it. Though you are pretty spoiled with stuff just outside your door!!!
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    A little different type of passion.

    Went to help out the Fredericton (River Valley Cycling) crew with some trail building today. In the past year, they started added some mini-x (mini excavator) trail to the MVP (Marysville Place) trail system. While in Ontario most people are trying to find more technical lines and trails, out east, since the default is very rocky, rooty, technical trail, its desirable to have trails that are more beginner friendly, that also carry more speed for the intermediate/advanced folk. The mini-x trails are great for this, and as an added bonus, since the trail corridor is slightly larger, they are great to get the snowmobile down for grooming in the winter for the fatbikes.

    Great things are happening out here, in large part to a very enthusiastic and dedicated group of people. Fredericton has become a real MTB hot spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    A little different type of passion.

    Went to help out the Fredericton (River Valley Cycling) crew with some trail building today. In the past year, they started added some mini-x (mini excavator) trail to the MVP (Marysville Place) trail system. While in Ontario most people are trying to find more technical lines and trails, out east, since the default is very rocky, rooty, technical trail, its desirable to have trails that are more beginner friendly, that also carry more speed for the intermediate/advanced folk. The mini-x trails are great for this, and as an added bonus, since the trail corridor is slightly larger, they are great to get the snowmobile down for grooming in the winter for the fatbikes.

    Great things are happening out here, in large part to a very enthusiastic and dedicated group of people. Fredericton has become a real MTB hot spot.

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    After seeing this post and BCD's pics above and some discussions I've had with people in other regions, I'm really feeling the desire to add some smoother, more groomed trail out here on the rock. We really don't have anything between groomed gravel trails (i.e. the old railbed) and the gnarly stuff. Even the "easy" trails are hard. Part of me likes it that way but I do think that some more groomed trail would help get more people into MTB and at least offer an intermediate step between totally smooth gravel trails and the super tech. I know a lot of folks have been put off mountain biking by being brought to PHLP or Subnet as a beginner. Not all of us are wired to want to come back to something that's way beyond our skill level and is likely to be for some time. Building any kind of smooth trail here would require mechanized equipment. Sadly, we're about 10 years behind everywhere else in terms of organization so I doubt this will happen any time soon, but seriously, if Fredericton (or Corner Brook for that matter) can do it, so can we.

    This was an inspirational post, CptSydor! Thanks!

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    Rocky beach riding in Mabou, NS June 2015

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    June fat biking at Turkey Point


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    Had a good ride today, did the Brantford Hardy trail to Paris rail trail. Then took the rail trail to Barker's Bush for some nice techy single track with some great downs and climbs. Did stumble upon the start of a pump and jump track by the new subdivision at the end of Barker's Bush, have to check it out again soon. Looks like the locals have been busy building, Barker's has had some nice improvements and new trails added. Since my last ride 3 years ago.

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    Should be lots more after the rain we had last night

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    Thread's been pretty slow lately so here's a panorama from my new trail called, uh, Panorama.

    You can see most of the St. John's metro area from this point and a couple of hundred metres back around a switchback you can see the hills and ponds down towards Cape Spear and the ocean. The trail is pretty gnarly but the views are worth it.

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    Going with L.Ron's panorama theme..... here is one of my riding buddy while at the Ganaraska Forest this weekend.



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    Went out for an early morning ride here in Minto, NB, which is now becoming a real east coast desitination. Its been a little humid, but with an early start to the day and all the ponds, it's ideal for the dogs to get some exercise.

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    Added bonus was testing out this new wall ride I just built. Need some rain to help pack it down, but its gonna be nice.

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    Nice trail building. Going to have to check Minto when go visit family in Moncton again.

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    Went to hit the Hardy trails in Brantford today. Took my son with me , and he had a blast, even ran into another Trance 2 owner.

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    Shadow's Ridge

    Some photos from a trail we just finished building here in Ottawa....
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    Shadow's Ridge Part II

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    Very nice, like the flow and rock features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    Some photos from a trail we just finished building here in Ottawa....
    Ha, that's Ottawa - a little bit of rock. Was up at Kanata Lakes last summer, couldn't believe what's been built out of rock. Must be hard work.

    Funny, at Christie Lake, when someone finds a rock we all come and have a look.

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    Congrats on your trail build ray.vermette looks awesome! We would love to plan a trip to Ottawa one day and check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Ha, that's Ottawa - a little bit of rock. Was up at Kanata Lakes last summer, couldn't believe what's been built out of rock. Must be hard work.

    Funny, at Christie Lake, when someone finds a rock we all come and have a look.
    Yeah Christie Lake needs more rock gardens. It has nice flow though.

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    I will be in the Ottawa area again this coming weekend. Looking forward to seeing the new Shadow Ridge Trail. Thanks for the pictures. Can't wait! Looks like it will be worth the 20hr drive.

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    Little bit of Buckwallow action from last weekend.


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    I'm working in Pickering for the weekend and knew there would be some downtime so I threw my bike on the car.

    Got out to the Durham Forest trails yesterday. Had a fun ride, with a bit of trouble trying to figure out where I was in relation to the map and get onto the single track instead of the double track. I eventually got tired of pulling my phone out to check trailforks and just rode. Had more fun after that.

    The standouts for the day were Ogre and Out and all the trails along the North section (Burnt Toast through to Little Butter). I'm not used to sandy trails so had some washouts, and one OTB but all in all a fun day. I'm hoping the rain clears up so I can get back out tomorrow.

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    A bit of night riding at Turkey Point, Ontario.


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    ^ cool pic Bric. I'm charging up my battery for this evening's ride.
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    Me and my boy went on a nice Thanksgiving day ride on the Headwaters trail in Ancaster. Being six years old the wide flowy trails are great for him. Some epic climbs but fantastic downs and some techy stuff in between. A lot of hikers and horse riders out today as well sharing the trails. Not to mention other riders. [IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a0e7heartborjw

    The sad part to the start of our ride was a city parks crew and local farmer trying to pull out a horse with a tractor out of a small gully. Poor thing must of went off trail, tumbled and snapped it's neck in the dead fall. Hope the rider faired better. Glad my son was to into riding that he did not see the poor thing upside down motionless. He would of been heartbroken and inconsolable.

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    Some mate shots from the ride.

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    Panoramic view on Big Mike, Turkey Point.



    Came across a baby Eastern Hognose snake!


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    ^Ha! Love the snake pic. On Saturday, I spotted a little garter snake on the trail, soaking up the sun, but I couldn't take the pic fast enough.
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    Cool, never seen anything but garter snakes. The warm weather the last couple of days seems to have brought them out. Saw a couple Sat and Sun, almost fell avoiding one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ^Ha! Love the snake pic. On Saturday, I spotted a little garter snake on the trail, soaking up the sun, but I couldn't take the pic fast enough.
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    Cool, never seen anything but garter snakes. The warm weather the last couple of days seems to have brought them out. Saw a couple Sat and Sun, almost fell avoiding one of them.
    I've seen a few Eastern Hognose snakes out in the TP area over the years, always sunning in the sand. This was just a little guy, I've seen grown ones nearly 3 feet long. Its a rare sight though.

    Not my photo but this picture shows how large the adults can get.

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    They are still pretty small just thick. They are actually rear fanged and slightly venomous. Bee sting venomous not cobra venomous. Same sort of lengths as garters but much better girth.

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    The view from the Northumberland Lookout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeynrs View Post
    The view from the Northumberland Lookout!

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    Good pic! I love those rocks . Is this you Bric?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Good pic! I love those rocks . Is this you Bric?
    Thanks, and yes it is me. This is my favourite time of year to ride.

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    Great pics everyone!

    Got a new bike this week so thought I'd share some of the passion I experienced.'

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    Had a bunch of city folk come out to Minto NB tonight for our first annual Halloween night ride.

    Here's bearded, straw hat wearing, backwoods CptSydor leading bunch of Townies around our trails.

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    Then we all hung out, had a great fire, excellent company and some local brews (and candy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathogen View Post
    Got a new bike this week so thought I'd share some of the passion I experienced.'
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    Had a bunch of city folk come out to Minto NB tonight for our first annual Halloween night ride.
    Awesome fall passion photos!

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    Bit of a dump of stuff from this Fall out on the rock:

    One of my buddies navigating Ridgeline in the Southside Hills of St. John's.



    My boy on his first ride on singletrack. He loves it!



    Few pics from the new trail I'm working on now. This little section is killing me. I figured I could put in a few rocks at the bottom of the rock face to smooth out the transition. Didn't count on the organic layer being a foot or more deep and very very soft. I also put a bailout line in off to one side which you can see in the last pic.







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    Some autumn riding at Turkey Point, Ontario




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    Yesterday was a stellar 'To the Bluff and Beyond' rip with the locals from Sussex NB. 40 riders from Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John came out for an epic ride in late fall conditions (rain, wind, sleet, +3) with some killer climbing and downs.

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    Today moved on to Halifax. Rode fight trail in the morning. Very unique place to ride (one of my favorites in Eastern Canada), lots of granite up and down (see pic). Tech riding at its best, everything is fun challenge to get up and over, not just a grind. Average speed of 6.9 km/h. Then rode whopper dropper early afternoon. Time for beers

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    Throwback passion this week 2 years ago.


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    Pine needle passion. Turkey Point, Ontario


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    2.0km fatbike loop through my property. Winter is here in central NB.

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    The local lunch ride in Fredericton got supersized today. O'Dell park with 12-15km of trail right within the city is a winter gem. It also has 100m of elevation gain and some great singletrack that makes for redonculous downhill runs. Popping out to a brewery mid ride was just an added bonus.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

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    Some 2017 New Year's Day Passion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    Some 2017 New Year's Day Passion.

    Turkey Point, Ontario

    "You must spread some reputation around before giving it to Bikin' Bric again."


    Conditions in St. John's were ideal last night. -4, clear, full moon and no wind. Trails were hard packed and fast. No problem on skinny tires with studs. The snow makes the Richmond Hill/Petty Hr. Long Pond trail system incredibly easier/faster than it is in the summer. It's like getting two trails for the price of one!

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    Picture taken in the same spot looking the same direction as the one above. Had a thaw with a bunch of rain and a quick refreeze on friday so trails were hard packed and awesome yesterday. Gotta start taking a real camera.

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    Winterbike Dual Slalom at Crabbe Mountain 45 min outside Fredericton. I raced both by skinny tire trail bike and fatbike. Not much actual difference in speed, but the fatbike was far more confidence inspiring. Real fun day.

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    Awesome photo.

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    that looks like loads of fun CptSydor. Looks like a really good bike scene out on the East Coast from what you have posted. You are certainly adding to it with all the building you're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    that looks like loads of fun CptSydor. Looks like a really good bike scene out on the East Coast from what you have posted. You are certainly adding to it with all the building you're doing.
    The threshold of keen people, who are prepared to volunteer their time to make the community stronger is far above a critical mass currently. Even if/when someone needs to step back, the void is quickly filled. Something that is often the downfall of smaller run organizations.

    Three killer events coming up in next month.

    Tour de Beer - You fatbike through the city and some of the city MTB trails en-route to 4 local microbreweries.
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    Fat-tired Coal Miner - One I'm personally organizing and I've modeled after Frostbike
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    9-Toe Adventure Race that has a fatbike category!
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    Not to mention the countless, I mean countless hours locals are putting grooming out winter trail system.

    Lots of Passion happening out here. Heck, I personally bought a snowmobile just so I could groom some of our local trails.

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    That is some awesome dedication. I really appreciate that sort of effort. I am really short on time, but support a couple of clubs that do work. I even by memberships for my wife and she doesn't even ride. We all have to help how we can. Great work.
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    This was taken last spring, on my old 2016 Trance 3 in Centennial Park here in Moncton

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    Happy Ground Hog Day!

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    The Bluffs - Sussex NB

    One of my favorite trails, anytime of the year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat-in-Fundy View Post
    One of my favorite trails, anytime of the year
    Nice view!

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    Spotted this rider on my commute to work yesterday... hope trails continue to dry up

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    Made it out yesterday for only my 2nd ride this year. Messed up my ankle in January. Weather was amazing and my local trails were dry. Awesome day. Awesome scenery.


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    Great facial expression and awesome pic!
    Canadian riders, join MTB Canada and share your photos and stories!

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    I've been off the bike due to injury since April. Dislocated shoulder, three fractured vertebrae, hyper-extended knee.

    Here is a photo from back in January that I thought I'd share to keep the EC Passion thread going.

    Backus Woods, Norfolk County, Ontario.


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    Ouch...that's brutal!!

    Hope you heal up quick and can get back on the bike this season!

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    Healing vibes Bikin' Bric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pucker Factor View Post
    Hope you heal up quick and can get back on the bike this season!
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    Healing vibes Bikin' Bric.
    Thanks. I'm hopeful to be back in action by the end of the summer.

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    How's the recovery going Bikin' Bric? Back on the bike yet?

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    ^ love your pic L Ron. We didn't make it to the Rock this year but I am hoping to, one of these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Ron Hoover View Post
    Been a while since anyone's posted here...

    How's the recovery going Bikin' Bric? Back on the bike yet?
    Still recovering. I've been out on my gravel/townie/all purpose bike a lot. Still need more time to get back on the mountain bike.

    I am passionate about my son starting to ride his two wheeler this year though. I started him out on a push bike as soon as he could walk and this year he wanted to try a big boy bike without any training wheels. He just hopped on and rode off. I couldn't be prouder. He can really cover some distance too, we have been all over together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ^ love your pic L Ron. We didn't make it to the Rock this year but I am hoping to, one of these days.
    Thanks! This is a pretty new section of trail in the East White Hills (Subnet) area. The slab is a couple hundred feet long, steeper than it looks but not bad. There's a perfectly built step-down just after you re-enter the woods that's a hell of a lot of fun. Be sure to get in touch if you guys come out here. I will be happy to guide you on a ride or two.

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    Still recovering. I've been out on my gravel/townie/all purpose bike a lot. Still need more time to get back on the mountain bike.

    I am passionate about my son starting to ride his two wheeler this year though. I started him out on a push bike as soon as he could walk and this year he wanted to try a big boy bike without any training wheels. He just hopped on and rode off. I couldn't be prouder. He can really cover some distance too, we have been all over together.

    Awesome! I did the same with both of mine. Started them on the push bike and both of them just went directly to pedal bikes without training wheels. The push bike is the way to go for kids to learn for sure. My boy (8) has been joining me on some of the milder singletrack this year. He loves it. Will start doing the same with my daughter next year.

    No point rushing back to the MTB if you're not properly healed up but if you can ride a bike at all you're well on your way.

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    ^ I appreciate your generous offer L Ron! Newfoundland has also been on our bucket list. When is the best time of year to visit and ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ^ I appreciate your generous offer L Ron! Newfoundland has also been on our bucket list. When is the best time of year to visit and ride?
    Dirt season runs from May to December (and often January). I would recommend coming in July or August for best riding weather. Sometimes there's snow until mid-May, June is usually foggy, wet and cold and by the end of September it's usually permanently wet. Wet isn't an issue for most of the trails because there's a lot of rock and very little soil but it is an issue for traction.

    July and August are usually reasonably dry and temps would run from the low-mid 20s with an occasional day near 30. It very very rarely exceeds 30. Cool and refreshing compared to Southern Ontario in the summer.

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    When does mosquito season run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    When does mosquito season run?
    About the same as yours, maybe starting a few weeks later. If you can handle the mosquitos at SMH you can handle them in Newfoundland. Labrador is a different story but probably no worse than northern Ontario.

    I'm actually heading to Ottawa for a few days tomorrow (my sister lives there) and hoping to get a ride in at SMH.

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    Looking forward to the weekend

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    Riders in NB really need to make an effort and come visit Hillsborough (15-20 min outside Moncton)

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Ron Hoover View Post
    About the same as yours, maybe starting a few weeks later. If you can handle the mosquitos at SMH you can handle them in Newfoundland. Labrador is a different story but probably no worse than northern Ontario.

    I'm actually heading to Ottawa for a few days tomorrow (my sister lives there) and hoping to get a ride in at SMH.
    The City of Ottawa started spraying SMH for bugs last year, so it's actually not bad now.

    Weather permitting Saturday morning, I may be doing some trailwork at the intersection of Mario's Line & Dogsled. If you are riding through, stop and say hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    The City of Ottawa started spraying SMH for bugs last year, so it's actually not bad now.

    Weather permitting Saturday morning, I may be doing some trailwork at the intersection of Mario's Line & Dogsled. If you are riding through, stop and say hi.
    I'd say that's a relief for you folks. It used to be pretty bad. I guess there's quite a bit of standing water around out there, great breeding zones for mosquitos. Out here it's not too bad as long as you keep moving. This year was great because it was really dry.

    Sadly, schedule didn't allow for a ride this time. We took the kids out to Saunders' farm saturday morning and spent most of the day there. Sunday was wet. Managed to get over to Gatineau for a short hike and a visit to the place where I broke my humerus in 2003 (i.e. Skyline).

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    Discovered this piece of ridable art while riding in an undisclosed location near Ottawa...
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    A stone bench/feature we installed recently at the entrance to Mario's Line in South March Highlands.

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    ^ Looks so clear and open - what's the condition of the trail in general?
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    very enduro The top trail needs a trim....and a bridge, which is under construction.
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    Autumn night ride, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    Coming soon........

    Not too soon, I hope. We've had a spectacular fall out here. Trails are midsummer dry and the temperatures are nice and cool, so no bugs and no overheating. From Sunday's ride, both pics taken in exactly the same place just facing different directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Ron Hoover View Post
    Not too soon, I hope. We've had a spectacular fall out here. Trails are midsummer dry and the temperatures are nice and cool, so no bugs and no overheating. From Sunday's ride, both pics taken in exactly the same place just facing different directions.
    As usual, your photos have me wanting to do a road trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT. View Post
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    Views?!! WTH. It was so overgrown the two times I was there all I saw was thick jungle like forest lol.
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    Not a great photo or anything but I'm finally getting back on the bike for some serious rides since my injury in April. Its been a long hard road and I still have far to go, but my passion for cycling is returning. Went out with some cycling buddies on a 37km ride today, it was great, but exhausting at the same time. Funny how much fitness you can loose and weight you can gain in 7 months.


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    It's cold... it's Canada

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    Blackflies are just starting to wake up

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    Hope you can get out and ride

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    Colours are changing.

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    Full color here in NB as well, Fundy Park is spectacular right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat-in-Fundy View Post
    Full color here in NB as well, Fundy Park is spectacular right now.
    Beautiful!

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    Take a tour through the streets of Toronto with Kenny Belaey

    Kenny Belaey shot trials video on the gritty streets of Toronto April 2018

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    Meeting Kenny Belaey in Kensington market on the day of his video shoot

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    Turkey Point, Ontario. Spring is finally here.


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    Tall pines on the Spinal Tap Trail at Turkey Point this morning...

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    Tall pines on the Spinal Tap Trail at Turkey Point this morning...

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    Apparently I need to spread reputation around before I give it to you again.

    It's been a dismal spring, even for here where spring is always pretty dismal. It is actually snowing this morning. Haven't been doing much riding but have been busy with early season trail building. Here's a section that I just finished on the weekend. Lots and lots of rocks and many buckets of dirt later, we have a good transition on this near vertical roll.










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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Ron Hoover View Post
    Apparently I need to spread reputation around before I give it to you again.

    It's been a dismal spring, even for here where spring is always pretty dismal. It is actually snowing this morning. Haven't been doing much riding but have been busy with early season trail building. Here's a section that I just finished on the weekend. Lots and lots of rocks and many buckets of dirt later, we have a good transition on this near vertical roll.









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    Thanks! It's gnarly alright but I think less gnarly now than before. The original transition was pretty harsh, this one should be smoother and allow you to carry a bit of speed into the next roller/jump. Over the winter I packed it with snow and that smoothed it out enough so you could jump the second rock (in the foreground in the last pic). Hopefully I will get to ride it on the weekend if it ever stops snowing and raining.

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    If JJ Abrams was a mountain biker...

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    Lady's Slipper season in NB, don't see many anymore and they don't last long.
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    Awesome and inspiring thread! Sorry I don't have a sweet ride photo, it's just my backyard. But I can share my passion; my 94ish Hardrock after its first wash in about fifteen years! I'm starting to regret the bath, it has gotten all rusty on the chainstay. Apparently, the grease and grime was protecting the finish!
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    Anyhow, if anyone knows of any schweet trails that my old beater can handle in the SD&G area of Ontario, let me know. I'd love to rip 'em up with my 8 year old son and his new mountain bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiThundrrr View Post
    Awesome and inspiring thread! Sorry I don't have a sweet ride photo, it's just my backyard. But I can share my passion; my 94ish Hardrock after its first wash in about fifteen years! I'm starting to regret the bath, it has gotten all rusty on the chainstay. Apparently, the grease and grime was protecting the finish!
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