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    Puslinch Trail Conditions?

    Planning to make a trip up there and officially break in the new bike. However, with the amount of rain we've been getting, I don't want to waste my gas and find out the trails are mucky. I don't think me or the tires could handle it. Anybody been out there lately?

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    beat the rain

    If you plan to ride before the rain starts you well have a great dry ride however wait until Saturday and that all changes. Twin Ponds takes 24-48 hours after a rain to dry out enough that you don't bring part of the trail home with you.
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    Thanks, that's good to know.
    I may wait till mid-week then.

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    Just curious; anyone ever do any night riding at Puslinch? I think I've seen signs that the area closes at dusk, but most places say that while people ride there after-hours all the time. Anyone know if it's strictly forbidden there or if the conservation authority turn a blind eye?
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    I rode in Puslinch on Wednesday night.

    The big puddles were big, as I suspect they will be until mid July at this rate. The rest of the trail was not bad. Unfortunately I doubt you'll be riding in there (or many places in Southern Ontario) without bringing home some trial for a while.

    As for night riding, I have ridden in there once at night and had a Conservation Authority person waiting at my car when I came out. Other than a warning that night riding wasn't allowed, I mean, really what are they going to do? (I don't say that to encourage people to disobey, but I doubt the consequences are severe. Though I haven't ridden since the warning myself, but see below).

    I really enjoy riding Puslinch, my favorite spot, but I can barely find my way out in daytime if I need to bail. All those turns, twists and crossing trail, I always end up searching for a while till I see a familiar trail that I know leads out. At night, it was a disaster. I rode for probably an hour that night and spent 45 minutes trying to find my way out. It was actually a little bit scary.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetfilly7 View Post
    Just curious; anyone ever do any night riding at Puslinch? I think I've seen signs that the area closes at dusk, but most places say that while people ride there after-hours all the time. Anyone know if it's strictly forbidden there or if the conservation authority turn a blind eye?

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    I believe Conservation fines are in the $75 range .

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    Glad I asked! Thanks for the info.
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    We rode there today and the conditions were awesome!! A few slightly muddy spots but thisis about the worst we saw ...

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    Punslinch was prime tonight. Why does every where else dry better than Hamilton and Niagara (I know the answer to that, clay).

    We had a major 3 rider pain train through there tonight. 2 crashes and we still did the whole circuit in under an hour and a half. Rode way faster tonight than I did in the O-cup on the weekend.

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