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    We need an MTBRoO GROUP ride!!!!!

    MTBRoO (of Ontario) Group Ride.

    Seriously! What do you guys and gals think?

    Could get ugly trying to agree on a time and place, but let's try to see what we can do, yes? Heck, maybe we can make it a "big thing" and do a BBQ, too.

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    Actually, I think there's a decent number of Ontarians here.

    I'm hoping that some form of Patriotism will educate us all with a good turnout.

    Right everyone?
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    you got my vote for it. However, how many mtbr members actually live in ontario.

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    Patriotism???? Are you kidding?
    People are tired of it.

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    Pick a location and ill make a cameo.


    Last time i checked there were quite a few oakville boyz in here (my hometown)

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    i suck and id probly wipe out nice a few times and thatd be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    i suck and id probly wipe out nice a few times and thatd be fun.
    Alright, now i'll DEFINETLY bring my digicam.

    Okay, looking good so far.

    More. More. MOOOOOOOOORE!!!! Oops, sorry, getting carried away.

    BTW, you got no wheels, right? I have room for ONE bike and ONE person in my car. I can save you a spot if you want.
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    nah its all good, i prob woudlnt be able to make it anyway. kinda weird meetin people from the net and mountain biking with them..

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    Im in

    The hard part is picking a place and time...

    But I like the post BBQ/Beverage idea...

    cheers

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    I would try to attend, it would probably depend on when it was more so then where it was.
    I think it would be great to be able to put faces to the names we all see.

    One thing you might want to do is contact the guys from www.theride.ca, They already have a mailing list for a weekly ride where people can show if they want.. if you have them join the ride then I'm sure they would send it out to their mailing list.

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    I'd probably be up for a group ride, of course depends on the where/when factors and how it work with the family but with a bit of notice ahead of time I'd be ok.


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    I am ready for ride.

    I am willing to go on group ride with you guys. You just name the place & time. I will be there. However, I am not waking up at 6:00 AM on saturday. It's the weekend for godsake.

    The guy at the ride.ca has my email address. You guys can contact him for the list. AndrewTO also know me personally. You can contact him or PM me for date and time.

    We better do this quick before fall season arrives. We don't want to do a vote like the commons on same sex marriage issue.
    We have to be decisive on time & date of the ride

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    Okay, well, I can already say that i'm thinking about Kelso. It's cheap and being a conservation area they'll have BBQ stations set up already. I don't have a BBQ right now and i'm not about to lug something like that out in my car.

    At the very least i'll give 2 weeks notice. I'm hoping that would be enough time for any interested to make arrangements.

    Oh, Picard - 6:00 a.m.? Ummm, NO! This would be an afternoon thing. BBQ could be dinner. Maybe 2-ish to start (it's not too hot), a few hours of riding, then food. Besides, I need the OT on Saturdays from work. Moneeeeeeyyyyyyy.


    Now, can someone please explain to me, why, for the third time in two days, the posting order is screwed up!?!?!?!??!?!?! I look like i'm talking to myself when I clearly know that there was a post I was replying to.
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    moderator removed somebody names because he didn't like the poster ???

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    Where ever the ride. It would be good if we had someone that knows the trails. It works out as a learning experince. That way I know the trails the next time I'm there.

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    Let me know if your gonna do this thing,

    perhaps a link of hilton and kelso would make a great group ride, as for bbq at kelso that's a great idea but they don't allow adult bevys in the area.
    it tied the room together man!

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    If this ride is not on Saturday, July 23th (8 hrs at Hardwood Hills) I'm in. I will try to convince my friend to join us, he knows Kelso in and out. What about Sundays and start time around 10 - 11 AM?

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    Actually, ALL of the Ontario Provincial Parks and Conservation areas have a strict policy of no alcoholic beverages on the premises, as far as I know. There might be a "work around" for that. (no, not sneaking it in)

    jaryr, and all - Sunday.... hmmm, Sunday - on a Sunday at that time (10 - 11) might not be the best idea. That's when it starts getting hot outside. If the weather is "really good" then it'll get really hot - maybe not the best thing if we want to go out and get some good "action". Attrition would be at a high at those hours. Don't get me wrong - I appreciate your input, but i'm thinking that later in the afternoon would allow sleepy-heads to sleep in, religous people to relig (no offense meant) and be better suited for possibly a more enjoyable ride. Don't worry, it WON'T be on Saturday, July 23rd. Good luck racing!!!!!!

    I'll be researching this fully this coming weekend and will post on Monday with a location, time and date. If anyone else is interested then speak up and don't forget to post whereabouts you live (if it's not in your sig/info). That'll help to pick a suitable (?) locale.

    Thanks for the interest and suggestions so far all! This looks to be quite interesting.
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    How about waterdown? No paying there, and the Royal Coachman is right there for some postrace BEvERages.
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    Sounds grand, but...

    ...since I'm living (just over the boarder) in Quebec and I'm kinda new to the whole area, Kelso is where? On my trail map Kelso would be up in Abitibi...

    500 miles is a bit far for a single-day group ride, eh? <--- has gotten the "eh" thing down pretty good, huh?

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    kelso is near toronto, bout 20 mins away.

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    Durham forest or Albion are better

    Kelso is not that near toronto. It still takes 45min on HWY to get there. Albion trails are much better than Kelso. What about Durham forest?? It has more variety of trails.The trails are much longer.

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    just discovered waterdown...

    Quote Originally Posted by trekracer8000
    How about waterdown? No paying there, and the Royal Coachman is right there for some postrace BEvERages.
    was there yesterday... wow... fenomenal trails... some brutal hills and nut testing descents... i like it a lot...

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    Well, it looks like today is turning out better and better. I'm going to hit Waterdown this afternoon sometime, see how it looks and if it's all good then we'll just go there. Sounds like it's got a bit of everything we're looking for..... except the BBQ stations.
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    there is no BBQ stands, BUT

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Well, it looks like today is turning out better and better. I'm going to hit Waterdown this afternoon sometime, see how it looks and if it's all good then we'll just go there. Sounds like it's got a bit of everything we're looking for..... except the BBQ stations.
    there is a decent bonfire area just down the parking lot at Rockliffe...

    do you know the trails? if yes, we can hook up for around 2 ish if you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    there is a decent bonfire area just down the parking lot at Rockliffe...

    do you know the trails? if yes, we can hook up for around 2 ish if you want?
    Bonfire? Cool!

    Nope, i've never even been in that area, let alone biked there. I'm just taking the directions down right now on a piece of paper so I don't get lost. Shoot me a P.M. with your name and phone number and i'll call you in a few minutes. 2-2:30-ish should be do-able.

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    waterdown is not so good

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Bonfire? Cool!

    Nope, i've never even been in that area, let alone biked there. I'm just taking the directions down right now on a piece of paper so I don't get lost. Shoot me a P.M. with your name and phone number and i'll call you in a few minutes. 2-2:30-ish should be do-able.

    Thanks for the heads-up!
    to ride for the first time without someone who knows the trail... some maps are avaialble but not very useful. I suggest that you find someone who knows the trail and go with him. You will FOR SURE get lost, which is not really a big deal because you WILL find your way out BUT you will not find all the trails, and there are trails in abundance... probably around 50kms of trails and some SWEET climbs, even better climbs, hairy low speed descents, i mean really hairy low speed descents, some rock, fast switchback, lot of stunts etc...

    i need some cardio today so i will probably go on my road bike... lets try to find someone who knows waterdown and maybe hookup next weekend or during the week after work hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    to ride for the first time without someone who knows the trail... some maps are avaialble but not very useful. I suggest that you find someone who knows the trail and go with him. You will FOR SURE get lost, which is not really a big deal because you WILL find your way out BUT you will not find all the trails, and there are trails in abundance... probably around 50kms of trails and some SWEET climbs, even better climbs, hairy low speed descents, i mean really hairy low speed descents, some rock, fast switchback, lot of stunts etc...

    i need some cardio today so i will probably go on my road bike... lets try to find someone who knows waterdown and maybe hookup next weekend or during the week after work hours...

    you can call me at 416.709.4408
    Oh man, you're dumping me even before our first date for a ROAD bike?!?!??!??!?
















    Anyways, agreed with the idea for someone more experienced to lead. I'm not a fan of getting lost - especially on two wheels. I'll wait 'till someone more experienced with the trails than me posts that they're going.
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    heh, roadie is good for cardio...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Oh man, you're dumping me even before our first date for a ROAD bike?!?!??!??!?


    Anyways, agreed with the idea for someone more experienced to lead. I'm not a fan of getting lost - especially on two wheels. I'll wait 'till someone more experienced with the trails than me posts that they're going.
    and i need a lot of cardio to haul my 210 pounds up the hil on my MTB...

    i suggest that we post a new thread asking for those that KNOW waterdown and then hook up with someone eventually... this thread may get burried soon and we may not get many people checking it...

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    I went to Waterdown once and promised myself not to go there again. Its is boring, very hard to find any rhythm, you have to ride a lot of boring trails before you can get to few technical sections. Waterdown is not near as good as another trails (Kelso, Durham Forest, Mansfield, Albion Hills, Ravenshoe, etc). I don't mind driving 1 - 2 hours to get to good trails, Waredown as far as I am concern is just waste of time. And if we will have a rain a day before, we will be in the mud up to ours ears.

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    The thing about waterdown is that its the kind of place where you find more and more trail every time you go there. The first time I was less than impressed. I went a second time and I tapped into a whole area i didnt know existed. The 3rd time i found even more. Just put your time in and you'll like it. Kelso is lame in comparison.
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    hehe, you got that right...

    Quote Originally Posted by trekracer8000
    The thing about waterdown is that its the kind of place where you find more and more trail every time you go there. The first time I was less than impressed. I went a second time and I tapped into a whole area i didnt know existed. The 3rd time i found even more. Just put your time in and you'll like it. Kelso is lame in comparison.
    he probably didnt know the trails at waterdown... Kelso is borrrrrrrring compared to Waterdown... not only Kelso, but Hilton Falls, as well...

    i'd compare Waterdown with Albioin HIlls which is my favourite trail...

    Waterdown is excellent, only if you know the trail... One of the best i've been to.. and i rode a lot of trails...

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    Vote !!!

    come on guys lets make a vote.
    Waterdown
    Durham forest
    Albion Hills
    Hilton Falls
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    Picard, you are in the slow group anyway...

    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    come on guys lets make a vote.
    i personally dont care... i dont want to go to Hilton Falls - it is for kids... broken rim trail is no fun anyway... Kelso is boring... i am fine with Waterdown, Durham Forest, and Albion Hills...




    Waterdown
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    Albion Hills
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    Kelso

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    This isnt a very hard thing to do. C'mon pick a location and give'r.

    Albion sounds good , somebody will undoubtedly know the area. So which day works best for at least 75% of the posters? Thursday at 5pm perhaps?
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    Albion is easy... many people will know it, including me...

    Quote Originally Posted by trekracer8000
    This isnt a very hard thing to do. C'mon pick a location and give'r.

    Albion sounds good , somebody will undoubtedly know the area. So which day works best for at least 75% of the posters? Thursday at 5pm perhaps?
    Thursdays won't work for me unfortunately. I do my weekly Don ride on Thursday...... Weekend is most likely much better...

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    During the week really wouldn't work for me either, Albion is the closest to me and I couldn't get there before 6:30 ish. The weekend would probably work better for me as well.

    Like others have said we definitly need a place where a few people know the trails.. You don't want groups of people getting lost.

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    Waterdown

    Andrew I have never been there, but if some evening you want to go (other then Mon or Wed nights) I will go and explore and get lost with you. But I only need about 1.5hrs our riding to tire me out.

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    Always in for new places

    Does anyone deal with Bicycle Works in Waterdown? They have group rides 2 days a week, not sure if its road or mtb rides though...

    www.bicycleworks.ca/index2/store.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    come on guys lets make a vote.
    Waterdown
    Durham forest
    Albion Hills
    Hilton Falls
    Kelso
    Waterdown is my vote and on a Saturday late morning.

    I've never ridden Waterdown and would love to ride it with somebody who knows where the good stuff is because I hear it can be really hit and miss.

    Of the places I have ridden Durham/Glen Majors is my choice because of all the new single track. It's also a good place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekracer8000
    How about waterdown? No paying there, and the Royal Coachman is right there for some postrace BEvERages.
    Historical irony there, waterdown was the venue for the very first mtbr gathering of any kind, seven years ago.
    I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread

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    Bicycle works has a great group ride if you wanted to learn the waterdown area. I was riding there one day and it happened to coincide with one of the group rides. I latched on and it was great. Has every one from newbs to pros. Its just a matter of passing (or dropping) enough to find people at your level. Highly reccomended.
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    ALBION!?!?

    That place is soooooo boring, it's only redeeming feature is you can go swimming, no tricky bits or anyting fun to play on....Hilton is WAY more fun and loads of trails that wicked fun (if you like rocky technical stuff) if all youv'e ever ridden at Hilton is bent rim and the double track you missed the really fun stuff (five bridges springs to mind)
    it tied the room together man!

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! votes tallied so far !

    Ok. I have tallied the vote so far according to the responses:

    Waterdown: 4votes
    Albion: 3
    Hilton Falls: 1
    Durham Forest: 1 this vote chosen by Jaryr. He likes either durham forest, mansfield or albion. Jaryr hates waterdown. He said it gets too muddy.

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    Thanks Picard. Greatly appreciated with the enthusiasm and such, as to all.

    Okay, let's try this....

    Saturday, July 16th, 2:00 p.m. - Albion - $4.25 entry fee, helmet mandated, 1track and 2track with varied terrain, we can't have boose on the site, but we can drive down to Bolton and find something or simply not worry about the post-ride alcomahol. Link for more info

    Saturday, July 30th, 2:00 p.m. - Waterdown - free, helmet is optional, we'll need a guide or we can all get lost together , watering hole in the area. I'll work on more info with a MapQuest map for this.

    What? Don't look at me like that. Who said I was only planning one? Don't worry, i'll plan two more next month, too. Different places though - gotta keep it varied.
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    good, i'm in for Albion this Saturday...

    anyone else?

    lets meet at the challet parking lot. i ride black ellsworth truth...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Thanks Picard. Greatly appreciated with the enthusiasm and such, as to all.

    Okay, let's try this....

    Saturday, July 16th, 2:00 p.m. - Albion - $4.25 entry fee, helmet mandated, 1track and 2track with varied terrain, we can't have boose on the site, but we can drive down to Bolton and find something or simply not worry about the post-ride alcomahol. Link for more info

    Saturday, July 30th, 2:00 p.m. - Waterdown - free, helmet is optional, we'll need a guide or we can all get lost together , watering hole in the area. I'll work on more info with a MapQuest map for this.

    What? Don't look at me like that. Who said I was only planning one? Don't worry, i'll plan two more next month, too. Different places though - gotta keep it varied.

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    re: alcohol

    Just to add info regarding the earlier comment about alcohol in provincial parks, it is generally banned the week surrounding May 24, it is allowed at all other times on registered campsites only.

    Also, you're probably right about the conservation areas being "dry", however the first time I camped at albion I wasn't aware until the 2nd day. As we were leaving, we gave our case of empties to the groundskeepers when they drove around in their john deere buggy, they gave us a smirk and said nothing else, YMMV.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! hurry up: make decision

    I am willing to go to albion or waterdown. It doesn't matter. It is up to you guys.

    Let me know for unanimous decision. Don't wait too long !! My hair are turning grey everyday. I am not spring chicken anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Historical irony there, waterdown was the venue for the very first mtbr gathering of any kind, seven years ago.
    Yep, the Big Dave Waterdown Invitational! A very select group it was too

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    Dang I won't be able to make the Albion date, going to a cottage. So I'm going to be riding in the "Bruce Peninsula Mountain Biking Adventure Park" which sounds like alot of fun.

    http://www.naturalretreat.com/mounta....cfm?page=four

    I will have to see if I can make the Waterdown meetup, otherwise I'll keep an eye out for future rides as well.

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    I can probably help out with Waterdown if a ride gets arranged there (it's going to cut into our regular saturday morning ride!). I've been riding there since before the Big Dave Invitational, but I was not a member of MTBR then. However, Waterdown is very rain sensitive, and as a rule we do not ride there when it is wet. Also, big groups are a bit difficult to keep track of since there are so many trail intersections. On the plus side, "un-named people" have been building stunts down there, walls, gaps, skinnies, etc... some are hidden, many are out in the open.
    <img src="https://medphys.ca/pictures/Waterdown_wall.jpg">

    Albion: not sure I can make it, but Albion is always a fun ride.

    Other suggestions:

    Kelso/Hilton is a good combination, but many of the "good" trails are officially illegal. However, there is enough good stuff there.

    Puslinch Track: ~2 hours of tight singletrack on a small footprint.

    Collingwood: 3-Stage is excellent. Kolapor is still open. You can also play with lift assisted downhills at Blue Mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Saturday, July 16th, 2:00 p.m. - Albion - $4.25 entry fee, helmet mandated, 1track and 2track with varied terrain, we can't have boose on the site, but we can drive down to Bolton and find something or simply not worry about the post-ride alcomahol. Link for more info
    I will try and make this as long as you are will to put up with an out of shape beginner. Where do we meet? And who is flying the banner for us all to meet at?

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    Andrew will be flying the Banner. He is the man !! :clap: He is the tall , really skinny guy. You can't miss him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turt99
    Dang I won't be able to make the Albion date, going to a cottage. So I'm going to be riding in the "Bruce Peninsula Mountain Biking Adventure Park" which sounds like alot of fun.

    http://www.naturalretreat.com/mounta....cfm?page=four

    I will have to see if I can make the Waterdown meetup, otherwise I'll keep an eye out for future rides as well.
    hmm, always wondered if that place would be worth the trip, post up a review!!!

    As for the group ride, I'm out for the 16th but so far the 30th looks like a possibility, I'll pencil it in and see what happens.
    So I guess since this'll be an xc type of ride I'll leave the big play bike at home and stay off the stunts, it's the only stuff I know in Waterdown, kinda looking forward to exploring the area a bit more.


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    Nice work Andrew

    Appreciate the effort , Im in for Waterdown for sure

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    Andrew will be flying the Banner. He is the man !! :clap: He is the tall , really skinny guy. You can't miss him.
    HAHAH! Actually, if I turn sideways, you would miss me.

    Yes, meet at the Chalet. Apologies for not stating this sooner. I would edit my post, but I can't.

    Directions;
    Albion Hills is located just South West of Hwy 50 and Hwy 9.

    -Get onto Hwy 427, travelling North
    -Exit at Hwy 7 (this is the END of the highway, so you have no choice anyways)
    -turn left to travel West, untill you get to the next set of lights
    -this set of lights will be Hwy 50, turn right, to travel North (DON'T speed! 80 kph)
    -stay on Hwy 50, travelling through the town of Bolton (again, don't speed, 60 kph)
    -continue through the town of Bolton, you will past a Golf course on you right, etc,
    -as you travel North you will come up a BIG hill, then go under a bridge, Albion Hills has a sign pointing out their driveway on the LEFT side (after the bridge), there's a dedicated left turn lane also
    -enter, pay, then stay on the main road, turn at the first left, follow the road
    -after you cross the bridge turn right
    -The Chalet parking lot is on the left side with 2 entrances
    Chalet has washrooms, pop machine and there's a store inside as well with water, Gatorade, pop, mucnhies, PowerBars, etc if you need.

    There, I don't think directions get ANY better than that.

    I'll be driving a Ford Thunderbird (green/blue colour) and i'll have the bike in the sig pic with me. If you don't see me, it's because i'm standing sideways.

    Ummm, i'll see if I can come up with some sort of "banner".

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    ... and if we just ... Albion confirme??

    Are we going to Albion this saturday july 16 for sure ? time: 2:00PM EST. Planet earth. Terran system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    Are we going to Albion this saturday july 16 for sure ? time: 2:00PM EST. Planet earth. Terran system
    Yes, unless Mother Nature has something to interject with.....

    (looks up to sky) Yo, Mama, 'sup?

    She replied with "Groovin'".
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Yes, unless Mother Nature has something to interject with.....

    (looks up to sky) Yo, Mama, 'sup?

    She replied with "Groovin'".

    Son, I'm sorry to tell you the best I can do for Saturday is 34deg and full sun.
    Last edited by icodeit; 07-13-2005 at 07:02 AM.

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    simple question

    It's going to be hot this saturday and I've had problems getting on the bike this summer so I'm wondering what the pace of this ride is going to be like. I feel I'm out of shape and I would not want to hold the group up or worse crash when I'm trying to keep up with people on the ride. I'll probably go and drop off and do my own thing if the pace is too fast or hard for me. I suspect there will be a lot of breaks and picture taking though so maybe it won' be that bad.

    I'm actually getting ahead of myself because my bike may not even be ready to ride this weekend.

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    moderate pace.

    hey Braids

    The ride pace will be moderate. We aren't entering a 24hr adrenalin race here. we just want to exercise our muscles & lungs a little bit.

    what is the condition of your bike? Are the tires in good shape? Are the brakes in tuned condition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    hey Braids

    The ride pace will be moderate. We aren't entering a 24hr adrenalin race here. we just want to exercise our muscles & lungs a little bit.

    what is the condition of your bike? Are the tires in good shape? Are the brakes in tuned condition?
    The main traignle is suppose to be arriving from Titus for a warranty replacement this week. If it gets here I ride this weekend if not I'll do homework and head to the climbing gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icodeit
    Son, I'm sorry to tell you the best I can do for Saturday is 34deg and full sun.
    Yeah baby! Ooops, I mean Yeah Mama!!!!

    Braids, and all - like Picard said, i'm not interested in doing a "let's see who's fastest" ride. I'm not interested in riding so slow I fall over, either. There's plenty of trail and plenty of time, so I, for one, certainly ain't gonna be racing. Who knows, if there's enough people then it might warrant wanting to seperate into two groups - at the very least we'll want to leave plenty of space between each other and have someone who knows their stuff in the rear, too. If something happens and braids falls over someone has to pick him back up. (we really need a :stickpoke Smilie here!!!!!!)

    I'm sure Titus will come through for you. If I hd another ride to offer i'd bring it just in case, but I don't, sorry. Worse case scenario, you can get it ready for the 30th at Waterdown. With some luck my Minute 1 and discs will be on then, too. Probably not, but here's hoping.
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    what's the status of your bike ?

    hey andrew

    Is your bike ready to roll ? Does it have brakes at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard
    hey andrew

    Is your bike ready to roll ? Does it have brakes at all?
    Oh yeah, it's in the same shape as when you last saw it. Ready at a moments notice. I was just talking about not being able to have the new toys on for this weekend. It'll probably be that way for a month with what I found tonight.

    With a little luck one of the guys from work will be there, too. C'mon Sandro!!!!!! Tell your brother to squash his own grapes! (I'll hear about that at work tomorrow, i'm sure )
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    AndrewTO, so your replacing those odd looking forks of yours? How am I going to tell its you then? Anyways sounds like your just bringing you bike up to date a little, everyone needs a new toy now and then.

    Anyways I was at Albion Hills last night, Whoa that was hot. I just thought I'd let you guys know that if it doesn't get any rain before your ride on Sat its very very dry, almost a little sandy, its great for getting a little speed and all the mud that was there is gone.

    I won't be able to make it, but sounds like a good time, when I get back from the cottage I'll post a review of the "Bruce Peninsula Mountain Biking Adventure Park" I mentioned before.

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    Braids - Don't worry, I ain't got no skill. And I'm out of shape... so you are one up on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    MTBRoO (of Ontario) Group Ride.

    Seriously! What do you guys and gals think?

    Could get ugly trying to agree on a time and place, but let's try to see what we can do, yes? Heck, maybe we can make it a "big thing" and do a BBQ, too.

    Post!
    I should be there. I'm going to be riding a bike with a shorter than I am used to stem until my new stem finally gets here. Not only will I be out of shape I have no idea how my bike is going to handle, YIPPIE! Bring a camera and record my crashes!

    I'll try to remember to wear my MTBR jersey and I'll have a polished Titus RX100.

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    Gotta agree bout Hilton...

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian-clydesdale
    ALBION!?!?

    That place is soooooo boring, it's only redeeming feature is you can go swimming, no tricky bits or anyting fun to play on....Hilton is WAY more fun and loads of trails that wicked fun (if you like rocky technical stuff) if all youv'e ever ridden at Hilton is bent rim and the double track you missed the really fun stuff (five bridges springs to mind)
    For any that have never been...you missing out!
    Hours upon hours of riding, put it on the list for places to go this year
    its right across the 'street' from Kelso

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    I'm in for waterdown

    Wow I can't evan remeber the last time that I posted here but if waterdown is on I'll be there

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    Has anyone else noticed that the forecast for tomorrow is suddenly for rain/thunder storms???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Has anyone else noticed that the forecast for tomorrow is suddenly for rain/thunder storms???????



    What are the trail conditions at Albion like, anyone ride there today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodwrench
    What are the trail conditions at Albion like, anyone ride there today?
    It's been dry there for a number of days now.

    However, rain IS imminent. Should start tomorrow morning sometime. I'm out if it's raining - not my "cup of tea". The joints can't take it like they used to. Sorry to be a wuss about it, but aching joints aren't my idea of riding, which should be fun.

    If some of you guys want to chance it then by all means go ahead and have fun!
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    I wish these guys would make up their minds - now they're saying tomorrow will be good.

    Well, i'll be there at 2:00. At least I gotta try, right? Who ever shows - see you there.
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    sorry to hijack the post...

    Quote Originally Posted by Turt99
    I won't be able to make it, but sounds like a good time, when I get back from the cottage I'll post a review of the "Bruce Peninsula Mountain Biking Adventure Park" I mentioned before.
    Heading up that way this week, any campgrounds in the area, or suggestions for B&B's?
    Checking out the 'flower pots' and five fathoms one day, hittin the trails for another and see what else is around.

    Anything to reccommend in the aerea to check out...with the GF so It wont be biking everyday

    Cheers

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    Well that sucked. Got there, it rained, waited a bit, then left as it started raining again with thunder in the distance.

    At least I got my Season's Pass.

    Better luck next time, right? I hope Waterdown isn't a name of premonition.
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    what a ride...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Well that sucked. Got there, it rained, waited a bit, then left as it started raining again with thunder in the distance.

    At least I got my Season's Pass.

    Better luck next time, right? I hope Waterdown isn't a name of premonition.
    did anyone show up?

    i did, at 3:10pm, directly from Durham forest... i left some juice for couple of hours of moderate tempo ride, but when i saw no one, i left...

    was looking for skinny, scary looking human being, but couldnt see anyone who fit the description...

    could have spent $4.25 better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    did anyone show up?

    i did, at 3:10pm, directly from Durham forest... i left some juice for couple of hours of moderate tempo ride, but when i saw no one, i left...

    was looking for skinny, scary looking human being, but couldnt see anyone who fit the description...

    could have spent $4.25 better...
    I was there around 3 PM. Traffic leaving dowtown Toronto around that time was brutal. It should have taken me about 45 minutes to get there but it took me close to 90. I left later than I wanted to anyway. I rode in the rain and I really liked Albion. It reminded me of Kingdom Trails in some parts. I just wish I knew it better or had a map so I could get some of the single track to flow together better.
    I'm glad I ended up riding alone though because I still had to fiddle around with bike fit and the mosquitos were brutal while stopping in the forest. I would feel really bad making other people suffer while I adjusted my seat and seatpost height. I was not riding fast today which is another reason why I was glad I rode alone.

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