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Wednesday Night Ride

June 21st, 2017 by in Everything

Hi all,


Just a reminder that there is a ride tonight 6 pm at dufferin forest.





volunteers have, well, volunteered!

June 16th, 2017 by in Everything

Thanks to the quick response to the last post!  We have a few awesome folks already volunteering to do the tour of Dufferin and rectify the sign “issue”. It should be handled just fine by them. If more help is required I’ll let everyone know.  Thanks, everyone is awesome!!

Require riding volunteers!

June 15th, 2017 by in Everything

Hey TVGer’s!  It seems someone (and I doubt it is a cyclist or hiker…that leaves…) has taken upon themselves to tear down some of the trail designation signs that a few of us spent countless hours putting up.  These signs were put up with permission from Dufferin County and the Recreation Policy supports their designation.  Removing them is not really permitted, the single track has been designated by the County as non-equestrian use.

I’m not really concerned about the odd disgruntled sign-taker-downer, we’ll just put them back up! I’d be very happy to go out myself and do this but my issue is that I’m leaving on a holiday tomorrow.

So I’m looking for a few others that would be equally happy to assist in putting up signs where they have been removed.  They are to go on both sides of any fire road/equestrian marked trail crossing.  They have not all been removed, just a bunch so far as I’ve seen on the lollypop (I didn’t get a chance to check out Ken’s/Steve’s/wheel hill/trail to nowhere.

The fun part about this is that you will get to ride all the single track out there with the occasional stop to put up a sign! If more than a few want to help out you can split up and do sections…whatever you like. I have gotten replacement signs made, have screws pre”washered” and have three screw drivers and a bunch of driver bits if you want to use a screw gun.  It can be done easily enough with a screw driver.  It can be done on your own, but it does work better with a couple people.

I’d like to get this done as soon as possible.  If you can help out please e-mail me or use the “CONTACT” tab to reach me.  I will leave the “goods” outside our garage door on a barrel in a plastic bag for anyone who wants to pick them up.

Thank you so much for helping out!  Johnny


Upcoming Ride Guide

June 12th, 2017 by in Everything

Hi All,


Rides for the week have been posted to the Calendar.




Sunday Ride

June 10th, 2017 by in Everything

Sunday at 10:00 @ Dufferin…ride and have fun!

Yukon – 24hr of Light

June 9th, 2017 by in Everything

For anyone not heading up to the Yukon in the coming weeks, but wants to be updated on the happenings, you can keep an eye on the teamvango Instagram account.


This will be uploaded throughout the event with photos, and how each team is doing.




Mono Pub – Friday

June 6th, 2017 by in Everything

Hi All,


If you are free on Friday night, Ann is playing at the pub anytime after 8pm.





Upcoming Ride Guide

June 5th, 2017 by in Everything

Good morning All,


Rides for the week have been posted up to the Calendar.




Friday night “work” night

June 2nd, 2017 by in Everything

A big thanks out to Tyler, Roz, Andy, Karen, Steve (and Em for bring in more driver bits…forever our Sherpa!) tonight.  T,R,A,S,J were out tonight marking trail and adding some neat signs to the trails (see Instagram photo, you’re going to like it).  Part of the deal with our new little sign installation was marking single track trail with yellowy, green blazes.  Have to admit the paint will be kinda hard to see but we did mark out basically all the regular trail out there.   We will work on improvements in the future.  We also put up over 70 signs to help distinguish trail usages.  I completely underestimated the number of signs (and screws) that we would require! We got it almost all done, just likely 20 or more to go.  These signs are actually only temporary and have been put up with permission from the County in accordance with the Recreation Policy. They will all need to all be replaced when the official Dufferin County signs with the bylaw indicated on them are available. We just thought it was completely worth the work to get them up for now and are happy to replace them later. Lots of work but completely worth it. Karen (and of course Max) headed out to take care of some very necessary and overdue pruning of the tail end of the lollypop.  Take note that you will be less likely to get whacked in the face with a branch on the last bit of the lollypop. Lots of hand clipping here.  Things are growing in thick this year! Thanks Karen.

So overall a fantastic night out there. Lots of work got done. Sometimes you ride, sometime you work to ride…it’s all great and everyone out there all loved it.  That is what is awesome. The love & respect of the trail.

Thanks again to everyone that helped out tonight, without you it would of not of gotten done. I believe it was Bernie that said, everyday is a trail work day. Enjoy the sunshine tomorrow, enjoy the little brown signs. Pick up a copy of the Recreation Policy (available in the parking lot) and pass it on to other users of the forest (to the parking lot) and help with the education process.  If you witness anyone acting in a fashion that contradicts anything in the Policy please inform them of the situation and direct them to the Policy Regulations.

See you out there! J

P.S. feel free to pass on positive feedback to our Forest Manager at

the more positive feedback the better!  It will only take you a minute or so and it will go a long way.

Saturday Ride

June 2nd, 2017 by in Everything

Hi all,


There will be a slow and steady ride tomorrow starting at 8 am.

The ride will be a repeat of stick lollipop and ridge.

Should be a one hour tour. Repeat 4 times.



Beer Review: Waterloo Amber

May 31st, 2017 by in Beer Reviews

Well I’m not sure what else to do on a lazy Tuesday morning but write a beer review.  Oh wait it is Wednesday… Well whatever day it actually is, that just means it is a good day for a beer review.  On this edition, if we want to call them editions now, is the Waterloo Amber.

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Waterloo Amber is brewed by Waterloo Brewing

Check out their website for a details on the Amber.  I picked up a 12 pack from the Alliston Beer Store, which if you have not been in, the walk in cooler is perfect now!  Also if you dont have air conditioning in the summer, why not visit your local Beer store cooler and have a picnic or something.


Now to the meat and potatoes of the review, which would probably go good with the beer to be honest.

I personally didn’t pour the beer into a glass, mainly due to not having one readily available.

With respect to the taste, for an amber beer it was quite sweet and malty.  The sweetness from the sugars, caramel toffee and vanilla flavours.  There is also a malt flavour that you will notice.  Overall taste profile was really good start to finish.

The Amber does have a higher alcohol level at 6.8% which is a little more than typical ambers.


Overall the beer is really good, from start to finish.


Rating:  4.11 out of 5

Was the beer hoppy:  not overly hoppy, but good flavor profile.

Would you buy the beer again:  oh for sure, I bought 1 already.






Upcoming Ride Guide

May 29th, 2017 by in Everything

Good morning All,


Rides for the week have been added to the Calendar.

Wednesday night may also have a hike associated with it.




Sat Ride 9:30 Dufferin

May 26th, 2017 by in Everything

Hey everyone, sorry for the late post….lots on the go.  We are planning a ride Saturday at 9:30 at Dufferin.  Likely a couple hours at med pace.  Maybe hook up with Tyler at some point! Hope this works for folks. Trails are in absolutely fantastic condition as I rode them tonight.  Hope to see you out there for the “coffee ride”.

Saturday Morning Ride

May 26th, 2017 by in Everything

Hi All,


For the ride on Saturday, plan will be to be back in the parking lot on the top of the hour, so 8am, 9am, 10am, etc.  So if 8am is too early, there are more opportunities.




Weekend Rides

May 25th, 2017 by in Everything

Hi all,


Over the next couple weeks, the weekend rides will get posted, so keep an eye on the calendar.