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    Yesterday at Guelph Lake. The 2014 snow biking season began for me with the first significant amount white stuff on the ground. Temperature was -7 C.

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    Also, did anyone lose a trailer in the middle of the woods?

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    Yesterday Durham forest.





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    Guelph Lake is amazing in the winter on the fatty - pumped on this thread!
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    Where is all this snow that Ontario media keeps creating panic about?


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    Yesterday afternoon DF

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    Local Scarborough trails snow ride today.

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    Don trail today.

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    Ugh, My trails are almost knee deep, no pics coming from me other then the driveway shovelling....

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    Took the dumb dums with me today. By the sounds of the weather man, this is the last day the snow will be on the ground in this area for a few weeks. Get on er!

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    Been busy putting first tracks on all my local trails.
    Last few days have been seriously good fun.


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    Guelph Lake

    Took advantage of the good weather this afternoon at Guelph Lake.

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    "Ant Hill"
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    Tire looked like it had goose bumps
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    Bought the Rob Ford of Fat Bikes...

    RSD Bikes The Mayor with Bud/Lou, weighs in at 31.6 lb pedals included. Replaces my Pugs. Will be an awesome snow machine!
    We are buried with snow in Muskoka too, so I may not get out riding this weekend Quick phone pic after my test ride at Muskoka Outfitters...
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    Totally Unofficial Snow Biking 2014/15 Thread

    Heading for the first ride of the season on the Mont Royal in Montreal tomorrow ! Installed my tubeless homemade studs tonight

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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    RSD Bikes The Mayor with Bud/Lou, weighs in at 31.6 lb pedals included. Replaces my Pugs. Will be an awesome snow machine!
    We are buried with snow in Muskoka too, so I may not get out riding this weekend Quick phone pic after my test ride at Muskoka Outfitters...
    Nice. I saw your purple pugs for sale and I wondered what you would replace it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    RSD Bikes The Mayor with Bud/Lou, weighs in at 31.6 lb pedals included. Replaces my Pugs. Will be an awesome snow machine!
    We are buried with snow in Muskoka too, so I may not get out riding this weekend Quick phone pic after my test ride at Muskoka Outfitters...
    Wow, that is nice and a decent weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    Nice. I saw your purple pugs for sale and I wondered what you would replace it with.
    Pete (Muskoka Outfitters) and I had been talking and emailing back and forth a bit when I found out he sold this brand. I work just up the road from him and he knew I was coming in on my Friday lunch break. Thursday night he was working late so decided to build this up for me based on our chats. So of course he had it sitting by the door for me when I walked in...the prick! (lol)
    I have a lot going on this weekend so I left it at the shop and will pick it up next week. Will get some rides in plus some real pics in a week or two
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    That is a nice looking machine and light. Is that the TI model? Didn't think they could get aluminum bikes to that weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    That is a nice looking machine and light. Is that the TI model? Didn't think they could get aluminum bikes to that weight.
    Cesar, aluminium with carbon fork. It's 29.5 with Snowshoe XL.
    Bud/Lou & pedals got me to 31.6 lb. The Ti is 26 lb but expensive too!
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    Headed out for a short training ride along the grand river the other morning.
    It was -15C and sunny which is perfect "crunchy" snow riding conditions.
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    nice, will be working on mine also when the studs come in.


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    puslinch friday

    great ride. 90% ride-able
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    Had a great ride in Durham Forest today. Conditions were great with the snow getting grippier as the temp went up. The many fat bikes have packed the trails well for us skinny tire folk.

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    Totally Unofficial Snow Biking 2014/15 Thread

    Just had an awesome night ride in the snow on the mountain ! 2" of fresh, sticky snow and a big fog made it all unreal !! Even better, we enjoyed a sweet 3° C outside and everything was just perfect !!
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    New Mayor in town...

    picked it up today, a few phone pics 8-)





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    I didn't see this post. I posted my snow run in the passion section. Nice pics all!!

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    Can you believe it is illegal to ride this mountain located downtown of Montreal, the Mont-Royal, unless you stay on the main MUP ? They say riders are damageable for the trails, while we're the ones who takes the most care of the mountain. We don't leave trash, we don't make illegal campfire, we don't chop down trees, we don't smoke and we clean up the trails. If they allow back-country skiing and snowshoes hiking in the trails in winter, why should biking stay out of the question ?

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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    Guelph Lake is amazing in the winter on the fatty - pumped on this thread!

    Guelph Lake was my main drag from '94-'98, and I haven't been back since.

    Somehow, riding it on a wet-snow winter evening is what I miss the most.
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    I have a Gorba map of Guelph Lake. I have never ridden there and was thinking of giving it a go this winter on my Fatty. Where is the best place to park and is it all good or should I be looking at a specific area. It doesn't look all that big, but that may be misleading from this map. Is there much climbing? Just wondering if it is worth the drive from Mississauga and all that different from riding at the Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    I have a Gorba map of Guelph Lake. I have never ridden there and was thinking of giving it a go this winter on my Fatty. Where is the best place to park and is it all good or should I be looking at a specific area. It doesn't look all that big, but that may be misleading from this map. Is there much climbing? Just wondering if it is worth the drive from Mississauga and all that different from riding at the Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest.
    Defiantly worth the drive - I regularly drive 45 min to rip it - minimal climbing but its a really unique system

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    Sounds like fun. Thanks. I'll get out there soon.
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    I made it out today while it was snowing.

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    No snow currently in mid town Toronto. Can't wait though.
    This one is from last year after the ice storm!!!!
    Tree down in trail near Edward Gardens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTT View Post
    This one is from last year after the ice storm
    Indeed. A week of my life I'd like to forget.

    I did get a lot of miles on the buck-saw that week, when I needed to get out of the house to warm up.


    Also: I am making a vow to return to Guelph Lake for a winter ride.

    On or before the 20th anniversary of my last ride there....
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    Well, inspired by this thread I went to Guelph Lake today, nice network and there was fresh snow. I'd go again, just need to find a better route to get there (took 401 from Brampton to 6 etc)

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    Had an awesome ride at hilton falls/agreement forest this morning. great conditions before the snow melted! no pics, just riding.

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    The Mayor...

    So I recently sold off the Pugsley that I had been riding for almost five years, and was shopping for a new ride. Unlike back in the day when you couldn't even buy a complete build, today there is a lot of choice, with many brands at every price point well represented here in Muskoka. I had it narrowed down to between the RM Blizzard and RSD Bikes The Mayor. The Mayor won, and sweet it is...






    With Bud/Lou plus pedals..31.6 lb on the bike shop scale. I will swap out the RACEFACE saddle with my spare fi'si:k Nisene, which is a personal favourite. And I will also swap out the trigger shift for grip shift at some point soon, another favourite especially for winter riding. Everything else is just fine! 8-)




















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    NIce bike! Is Buckwallow still open?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    NIce bike! Is Buckwallow still open?!
    Nope...closed Oct 31. Reopens May 1
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    Damn!

    Has the topic ever come up with Mike to open some days in the winter months, given the rise in popularity in fat biking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    Damn!

    Has the topic ever come up with Mike to open some days in the winter months, given the rise in popularity in fat biking?
    Yes, he is asked often. Isn't happening.
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    First one out in Turkey Point on Friday, no other tracks. Great day for a ride, just a skim of snow and with the ground frozen, incredible traction.
    Took the slightly fat bike and the fat bike up with me. Clip in pedals just don't work in the snow, rode most of the ride with only the front edge clipped in. Cleats kept getting packed with snow and pine needles.
    The fat bike had flat pedals so changed to it and hiking boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    I have a Gorba map of Guelph Lake. I have never ridden there and was thinking of giving it a go this winter on my Fatty. Where is the best place to park and is it all good or should I be looking at a specific area. It doesn't look all that big, but that may be misleading from this map. Is there much climbing? Just wondering if it is worth the drive from Mississauga and all that different from riding at the Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest.
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    Between woodlawn road and victoria road are city trails. There are some singletrack trails down by the speed river. Good for exploring and a warmup. Usually well packed.

    Guelph Lake trails are mostly all ridable in the winter even after a dump of snow. 16+ km. It can get icy though. Hills are sporadic and short.

    Definitely different from Agreement Forest. More fast and flowy. Less rocks. Lots of fat bikes. Both trails are good for biking in the winter.

    Given the slower pace in snow, there's enough variety for a 1.5-2 hour ride without repeating trails (entrance excluded).

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    That's great. Thank you. I also noticed a link to the trail along the river. Might venture on that as well. Looks like it's worth a go.
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    3Stage is UNREAL right now - all packed down by fatbikes and the trails are buff with hardpack snow

    Rode it with HuDu's and had 0 issues
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    It's Baaaaack!










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    Holy crap. We have almost no snow at all in KW.

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    Pretty wild in some spots. Went powder skiing at Blue, then fatty biking around the neighborhood back in Brampton.
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    Wink The white stuff is back at Puslinch Tract!

    Great weather today!
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    A fun new log pile
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    Found hanging at the rooty section . . . helmets save lives
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    This was smoothed over with snow and leaves
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    Re: Totally Unofficial Snow Biking 2014/15 Thread

    I had even less snow than you for my ride today. First time out on my AM/DH bike( its a mish mash). Goes down fast....up ....not so much 😉

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    Was up at Christie late Friday afternoon. Not much snow, I think even less than Hamilton got. Looked like 2 fat bikes were out before me.
    No question the fat tires roll slow, needed some pretty fierce pedaling to make the G-out work.

    Playing with the self timer on the camera.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Was up at Christie late Friday afternoon. Not much snow, I think even less than Hamilton got. Looked like 2 fat bikes were out before me.
    No question the fat tires roll slow, needed some pretty fierce pedaling to make the G-out work.

    Playing with the self timer on the camera.

    We were in there Thursday night on our Fatties and you're right, G-out takes a little more effort on the fatty.
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    Somewhere along Etobicoke creek today. Wet snow but still fun time out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    Pretty wild in some spots. Went powder skiing at Blue, then fatty biking around the neighborhood back in Brampton.
    Where are you fat biking in Brampton? I'm in Georgetown...looking for ideas.

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    Are there shops in SW Ontario that let you take a fat bike for a test ride, in snow. Not looking to take the bike home and demo, just ride on some packed snow trails from the shop for 20 minutes. Would need to go when conditions are good good of course. I'm in Georgetown, but I'll drive an hour or so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonievut View Post
    Are there shops in SW Ontario that let you take a fat bike for a test ride, in snow. Not looking to take the bike home and demo, just ride on some packed snow trails from the shop for 20 minutes. Would need to go when conditions are good good of course. I'm in Georgetown, but I'll drive an hour or so...
    There is a fat bike demo day happening today at Turkey Point. Only one I know of, might be worth the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    There is a fat bike demo day happening today at Turkey Point. Only one I know of, might be worth the drive.
    Thanks but already have family plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonievut View Post
    Where are you fat biking in Brampton? I'm in Georgetown...looking for ideas.
    Really nothing interesting - basicaly around the streets just getting used to riding in the snow. There's a pretty lengthy paved system that goes along a creek but isn't fatbike worthy. My options are snowy streets, the creek or drive to somewhere out of town.
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    I've done it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonievut View Post
    Are there shops in SW Ontario that let you take a fat bike for a test ride, in snow. Not looking to take the bike home and demo, just ride on some packed snow trails from the shop for 20 minutes. Would need to go when conditions are good good of course. I'm in Georgetown, but I'll drive an hour or so...

    Well its a bit more than just a ride but Hardwood has fat bike rentals in the winter... I'm thinking I might just make a day (or half day) of it myself....

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    I think you can rent at backpeddling in Guelph. Also at Hammer City in Hamilton. Are you looking at something specific or to see if you like fat biking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonievut View Post
    Are there shops in SW Ontario that let you take a fat bike for a test ride, in snow. Not looking to take the bike home and demo, just ride on some packed snow trails from the shop for 20 minutes. Would need to go when conditions are good good of course. I'm in Georgetown, but I'll drive an hour or so...
    Oxygen Bikes in Etobicoke has a Rocky Mountain Blizzard that's available for demo rides. It's about 5 minutes from the shop to the trails so you'll have plenty of time to test things out. They also have a full selection of Norco, Rocky, and Surly fat bikes ready to go.
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    Been riding at Hilton Falls these past few weeks. Great fun and very easy to get lost, especially when the trails have snow. I do love how the snow exposes everyones lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    Really nothing interesting - basicaly around the streets just getting used to riding in the snow. There's a pretty lengthy paved system that goes along a creek but isn't fatbike worthy. My options are snowy streets, the creek or drive to somewhere out of town.
    That's what I would've guessed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    I think you can rent at backpeddling in Guelph. Also at Hammer City in Hamilton. Are you looking at something specific or to see if you like fat biking?
    Just to see if I like it. I already have two road bikes (one does winter duty), a cross bike and a mountain bike...and my wife does not subscribe to n+1

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    There was a time when I thought fat bikes looked a bit ridiculous. That all changed when a group of riders, at least twice my age, ripped past me on their fat bikes leaving me breathless and jealous.

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    hilton falls, claireville, etc is close... just north is palgrave/nashville track


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    Hilton Falls was "powdery" and slick on Saturday. Cold too, but a blast.

    Today (sunday), it was fantastic. The snow was a little wetter. The ice seemed to be less of an issue. Lots of fat bikes on the trails (skinny tires too), and the weather was warm(ish).

    Great day.

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    Dufferin Forest was great yesterday. Rode some singletrack, the rest on the snowmobile trail through the forest. Great day, great weather!

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    What are those white tires?
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    Yep. Don trail was nice last Friday.
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    Agreement Forest night ride. Conservation Halton logging.
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    I rode yesterday before work. It sucked. Snow was anywhere from 6"-1' deep. I was more spent after 3km than 40 in the summer. Seeing as I ride for health I guess it wasn't all that bad. -3c . The vid is boring but it's my Gopro test vid. If you like The Glitch Mob....enjoy.
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    Had my Fatbike () down at Frenchman's Bay, but lacked studded tires:

    Hoping there isn't too much melting this weekend, things are just getting good, maybe get the studded tires out on the bay again this year.
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    Forgot about this thread. A few from today.









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    I am hoping for a melt and refreeze tgis weekend to make my trails hard again. Riding through 6" thick concrete is great for excersise but not fun at all.

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    On One Floaters i think

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    Did a frozen river and beach/ frozen waterfront run yesterday. Winter is so fun!


















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    Great conditions at Christie today. Lots of other riders and lots of tire tracks. Still only about an inch of snow in the woods, 3-4 inches in open areas. A good trail packed down.


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    Got to keep warm somehow. It seamed like a logical place to light a fire under my a$$ !Brrrrrrrrrrap!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    81.4 km - epic
    Training for Winnipeg coming up in a few weeks.
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    Palgrave and the local Bruce Trail sections are in GREAT shape right now - no studs needed
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    Sunday & sunshine!!!

    Here is a ride I love to do right from the house. It's in the same area as my shoeing trail, which Blue and I do every night after I come home from work. Only got a few pics, I forgot to recharge my battery since the last shoot and it was almost dead

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    Took my son for a ride on the icy trails in Waterdown today! Fun times!

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    (not being facetious - honest question coming from both a cyclist and skier) I imagine you'd need to cross over xc ski tracks to access single track?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    (not being facetious - honest question coming from both a cyclist and skier) I imagine you'd need to cross over xc ski tracks to access single track?
    Yes - as both a skiier and a biker as well the areas you need to cross have large areas on the shoulder or middle of the tracks that you can ride on with no damage to the tracks. But the ski trails are so iced over I don't even think my tires left a mark compaired to all the foot traffic marks that littered the trails

    I am very cautious of this and felt fine riding on it without causing damage
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    Thanks for the report, will be there in the next few days.
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    just to verify what broadwayline was saying
    we tried skiing there this past weekend
    saw lots of fat bike tracks but they can't damage the trails
    most trails only had a couple of inches on them and most of that was solid ice.
    not worth the trek to go skiing until we get some substantial snow in this area.
    looks like biking would be fun though.
    conditions up in dufferin forest in Mansfield were much better for the skis and of course for the fat tire bikes
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    Hey BCD. Very nice pics. The new fat bike is looking good. We have nothing to speak of in the way of snow around here. What there is, is so packed down and icy, it's not funny. We should be getting a decent dump on Thursday. Hoping to be able to post up some decent pics soon.
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    So Albion was ok. Crunchy hard snow with wicked ice underneath as mentioned. Few trees down. The hills and single track are a bit sketchy though (or maybe it's just me lol).
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    30km of Rouge river goodness today.













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    Word. Lake to zoo and back. That's a whole lot of river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Word. Lake to zoo and back. That's a whole lot of river.
    I was VERY tempted to turn off the GPS and crank out a few KM on the old mothballed Domain Ride.






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    Hey BCD. Very nice pics. The new fat bike is looking good. We have nothing to speak of in the way of snow around here. What there is, is so packed down and icy, it's not funny. We should be getting a decent dump on Thursday. Hoping to be able to post up some decent pics soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckeieio View Post
    ^ Wow, I'd hang some of those on my wall!
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    Yeah wow. Those are spectacular. I will re-phrase to I hope to be posting crappy pictures of awesome winter riding.
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    Blazing trail this morning in The Hood.
    Lots of fresh snow over night and ride was tough. The 45NRTH VanHelga's work awesome in deep snow!




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    Training for Frostbike in the storm. Weather was worse than it looks! Didn't know my son took a selfie.

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    I wonder how they are today? Even my street will be a challenge right now. I ha e been hiking now on days I should be riding. This snow due to it's volume is going to have me hiking more and riding less. Oh well the dog is enjoying herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terranaut View Post
    I wonder how they are today? Even my street will be a challenge right now. I ha e been hiking now on days I should be riding. This snow due to it's volume is going to have me hiking more and riding less. Oh well the dog is enjoying herself.
    I bet it's deep but the good news is since the snow was light powder, it wont be too bad to pack down again, or hard to sludge through - the base will still be there as well
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    Some of the MUPs around TO have already had enough packing from foot/ski traffic that I could ride them this morning without undue strain.

    Even with some more snow overnight, there should be a lot of hard-packed and sort-of-hard-packed trail options for fat and low-fat bikes by the weekend.
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    That's a nice Beargrease Pubcrawl. That looks like the XX1 version. Did that come with the Van Helga tires stock? I find that I am riding mostly packed trails in Southern Ontario and the Dillingers seem to be ok. They are certainly good for summer riding too. How do they roll on the hardpack?
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    That's a nice Beargrease Pubcrawl. That looks like the XX1 version. Did that come with the Van Helga tires stock? I find that I am riding mostly packed trails in Southern Ontario and the Dillingers seem to be ok. They are certainly good for summer riding too. How do they roll on the hardpack?
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    Upgrades were Whisky Bars and Seat Post. I'm also running 160mm Clark rotors. The stock tires were Dillingers which I sold off to buy my summer tires, Surly Nards.

    I actually have two sets of wheels for the winter, one set of Holy Rolling Darryls with studded Dillingers and the other Marge Lite's with VanHelga's set up tubeless. Makes for a quick swap when conditions require studs.

    I've only had the VanHelga's in the winter, no summer or bare ground use yet, just snow.

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    Wow! Thats lighter than my epic I think. Fats have progressed quickly in the past year it seems.

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    Tough going today with all the loose snow but I managed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    Thanks.
    Yes it is the Beargrease XX1.
    Upgrades were Whisky Bars and Seat Post. I'm also running 160mm Clark rotors. The stock tires were Dillingers which I sold off to buy my summer tires, Surly Nards.

    I actually have two sets of wheels for the winter, one set of Holy Rolling Darryls with studded Dillingers and the other Marge Lite's with VanHelga's set up tubeless. Makes for a quick swap when conditions require studs.

    I've only had the VanHelga's in the winter, no summer or bare ground use yet, just snow.

    Comes in at 24.2lbs with the Marge Lite's and VanHelga's.
    I am going to stick with the Dillingers as they are a good all year option. I bought some Vrubber 8's to try out this summer, but did not like them. The Knards look like a nice option I might explore this summer. I am in the process of changing to a Thompson stem with the Thompson Trail carbon bar and XT brakes with new rotors. Just waiting on the brakes to show up. I mostly ride at Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest where studs are not allowed. I really like the Beargrease frame and fork. I can't say I am impressed with the change to the white this year though. I am not too worried about the weight on mine though it is still pretty ridiculous for a fat bike. Have not weighed it lately. If I was really worried about weight I can afford to loose a lot more than I can take off my bike.
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    Deepening snow in Northeast Don Parklands. Photo recycled from my strava feed.



    Had the not-so-fat tires just under 15PSI, which is about as far down as I can take them and still be able to road ride home. Slow, but no walking.
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    The other day on a "Hike a Bike" Trails weren't nearly packed down enough to ride the center line and the fresh stuff was an uphill fight. Been watching your rides Ghetto, I don't know how you've pack in so many KM on the trails this week. Great job!



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    Tough slog along the Lynn River today.


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    Skied at Albion today - single track there is done for the season I believe - about 1 foot of untouched powder on all of it.

    On the other hand the skiing was AMAZING!
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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    Skied at Albion today - single track there is done for the season I believe - about 1 foot of untouched powder on all of it.

    On the other hand the skiing was AMAZING!
    Good to hear, I'm taking my 8-yr old there on Friday when she has a PA day. It will be her first time xc skiing. She's been downhill a few times, but isn't a fan. I'll have to mix her up a high calorie drink though as I know it's a lot of work, in particular when you haven't tried it before

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    I don't have pics but managed to do 2 fat bike rides this weekend in Loree forest near Collingwood.

    12 and 11 KM's respectively, yesterday's ride was tough slog with all the new snow.

    To those considering a fat bike purchase, i highly recommend it! It's one hell of a workout!

    I can't recall ever having more fun while going so slow!

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    On Tuesday this week:
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    A few km of the Scarborough waterfront trail is plowed and a beach in pickering was wind blown bare. The single tracks are looking much more firm this week too and able to ride them with skinnies.









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    A few from today's awesome snowy goodness.










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    Ha. Love the *offshore riding* pic.
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    CptSydor & VVagabond with Blue & I on my favourite winter ride...

    Devil's Gap Trail into The Torrance Barrens..
































    Great fun!!!
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    Excellent stuff BCD. Thanks for showing us around.

    And boy was the snow deep off the sled trail, glad I tried that move less than a km from the car.
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    Hmmm, Devil's Gap Trail...

    and she's dressed in red!!
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    Is that the old Pugs VVagabond was on? Man, I love purple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    Is that the old Pugs VVagabond was on? Man, I love purple.
    No, nice looking bike but they are both on Mukluks. The purple Pugs however did go to a very good home in the Guelph area
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    So I haven't been out in awhile, been on the skis mostly, can anyone comment on destinations for the next couple of days?

    I'm assuming AF could be a go, curious if there's other packed down area atm?
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    AF/HF is good to go on a fat bike almost everywhere. The double is all good. Most of the singletrack is ridable with a bit of loose over hard pack. The HF double gets packed down by their snow machine so it's always pretty good.
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    That' looked like a beautiful ride up there BCD. Is that a racing technique Vvagabond? Excellent for passing.
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    Torrance Barrens Crust Ride...

















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