On February 7th, the world lost one of its kindest, strongest souls. After a short and intense illness, Ralph departed to ride the epic trail that never ends. Those who knew Ralph will remember his effervescent presence, supportive and encouraging, on so many of our Wednesday and Weekend rides. To know him was to be lucky; his example was of gentleness, positivity, and always good humour. His devoted wife Wendy, loved by us all, stayed by his side and was supported tirelessly by their wonderful children and family.
The family will receive friends at the Caledon Community Complex, 6215 Old Church Rd, Caledon East, ON L7C 1J7 on Saturday February 17th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A service to honour Ralph will take place following the visitation at 1:00 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in memory of Ralph to Bethell House Hospice or South Lake Regional Health Centre Foundation – Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences and donations may be made to www.imfunerals.com.
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Very quick update from the woods. Shawna just went for a short walk (I think it could of been a skate!) and reported back that there is mostly ice out there. She didn’t go in very far but both double and single track are very slick.... in Everything
Good morning All,
Rides for the week have been posted to the calendar.
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On both Sunday and Monday vehicles parked at Dufferin Forest were broken into and had items stolen. This happened during the day while the owners were enjoying the trails.
Please be careful and do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. The Police have been contacted on both accounts and are aware of the situation. If you see anything suspicious please contact the OPP.. in Everything
Hey all, Shawna and Eric are heading out tomorrow at 9 am. trails are still good…a few icy spots but overall hard packed snow! Ride while you can.... in Everything
Well it’s been a year or so since the last destination ride, so what better time than this weekend.
Date: Sunday February 18th, 2018
Location: Rob Roy main Intersection
End Destination: Creemore The Old Mill House Pub
Start Time: 9am Rob Roy
End Time: Noonish
Ride Type: Fat bike – Road & Snowmobile trail
Estimated Distance: 25-30km ish…
For this ride, you will need a drop off and pick up ride, or a way to get your car back from Rob Roy.
If you want to join for lunch we are aiming to be at the Creemore Pub around noonish.
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A quick update…Eric and Shawna got out last night…rode the Stick and snowshoed the lollypop. Report was a bit tough riding on the stick and fresh tracks for them on the LP.
So for tonight it would be great to bring along snowshoes and a back pack. I can see us doing a ride\snowshoe and groom. It would be a great night to get it all set in as after the warming and cooling ahead they should end up in great shape once they firm up.
Please don’t ride them if they are soft.. in Everything
Good morning all,
Rides for the week have been posted up.
Please keep an eye on trail updates and reports to make sure the conditions will be good to go etc.
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So 6 of us got out for a snowshoe grooming session today. Ed, Kathy, Vince & Eddy snowshoed the Stick to the red arrow tree and back. Karen and I snowshoed with the groomer 3/4 of the way and back on the Ridge Connector Trails.
So where does that put us? Well hopefully the trails firm up over the next day or so. The stick should be rideable first. So a plan could be to ride to the red arrow tree, snowshoe the lollypop (there is still a groomer at the Ridge-Lollypop intersection) with the groomer and ride back with it to finish grooming the Stick. Or just even groom the Stick and back with the groomer that is at the start of the trails. If the Ridge Connector is firm enough (please refrain from it if it’s soft as only two of us packed it down) we could ride to where we ended, snowshoe the rest and the Ridge Trail then hook up the groomer at the Ridge-lolly intersection and return back. Lots of options so just do what you like! Some nice milder weather coming up which should help firm up the trails once they are groomed. As always if you are leaving a rut behind please don’t ride as the trails are going to soften and freeze again this week. Looking ahead in the forecast it looks like we may get a break from heavy snowfalls so we can enjoy our efforts. Have fun!. in Everything
We are planning an “outing” at 1pm this afternoon. Lots of new snow…seems Mother Nature is enjoying herself in challenging our determination to keep trails groomed!
I was out yesterday and the trails were ridable in the morning and got more difficult as the snow continued to accumulate. Steve has reported in that one groomer is at the Ridge-lollypop intersection. So a plan for today could be to split up…One group snowshoe and groom from parking lot an another attempt the ride out to the lollypop groomer and snowshoe and groom from there, then ride back. It will all depend on who comes out and how conditions are. So bring yourself, your snowshoes and your bike if you feel like a challenge (and a back pack for your snowshoes).
No matter what you choose, it is absolutely beautiful out there with the fresh snow! Come out and enjoy the day.. in Everything
Short and sweet…trails are, to quote Chris W., wicked. Go out and ride!
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Ride is still happening, I’d just toss in some snowshoes if you have them just in case. There has been some grooming since the weekend but we have and are getting a bit of accumulation today. See you tonight!... in Everything, Links
Now I know you are all thinking, Summer is like a few months away and such.
Well that is true, but if you plan on seeing July Talk in July at the Kee to Bala then that would give you something to look forward to… See the logic!
Date: July 14, 2018 (Saturday)
Ticket Price: $32.50
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While perusing the internet, as most people do now a days, came across the below movie.
Definitely worth the watch for sure.