Chris and I got out for a ride tonight and actually got in a solid ride. It was basically a 17km hammer fest on double track and snowmobile trails. That doesn’t seen very far but there were no free km’s tonight, even downhill you had to pedal. The snowmobile trail was actually in awesome shape for riding, just a bit soft on top which was to be expected. We got to reminisce about Fat Biking “back in the day” (like only a few years ago!) when this was our Fat loop and all we had to ride. We agreed that the single track is awesome!!
We passed by the single track a few times and it looked really tempting and in quite good shape, but we didn’t give in to it and passed it by. It was clear someone had ridden when it was soft but for the most part the majority of riders showed great respect. Thank you for that. One more day of plus temps Tuesday then cold and snow so please hold off for one more day. It will be worth it. We’ll have to see how the snow comes and what happens with the grooming based on that and take it from there. Wednesday ride should be a go unless we get a heap of snow.
Have fun out there and I’m away for a week but will try and keep in the loop and update when I can. If anyone wishes to e-mail me a report I can post that up no problem.Johnny in Everything
TVG will head out at 11:00 am Saturday morning for a ride. It will be just above zero when we finish so we should be good.
Let’s all keep a close eye on the warm temps and trail conditions over the next few days. The trails are in great shape at the moment. Once it starts getting above 2 degrees or so the snow will start to soften up and any rutting up will become frozen in overnight. So for the next few days plan your ride around the hourly forecast. Saturday won’t be too hard to manage, Sunday with a high of 8 is definitely trail trashing temperatures. If you are finishing up and you think things are getting too soft feel free to put the cone up to discourage others. Thanks from the groomer crew!Johnny in Everything
Wednesday ride is a go from DCF parking lot at 6pm.
One of the groomer crew got out today and got his “marathon badge” (it’s when you groom the entire 18km network (22.2km by the time you get there and back) in one go. Around 3 hours of work). Word is the trails are completely freshened up and will the temps dropping they should be slot track of Fat Bike trail goodness tomorrow. Yee-Haw… lets ride!Johnny in Everything
Trails were the best they have ever been today. I know I’ve said that I’ve had my best ride ever before (twice actually) but today took the cake. I met a lot of great folks out today as well. The trails where the fastest I’ve ever been on for a winter ride. An awesome day!!!
We have some overnight snow (3-5cms?) followed by rain and a plus temp day Tuesday. Please avoid the trails tomorrow and one of our groomer crew is going to try and regroom everything after the rain stops to pack it all in. Then back to sub zero temps Tuesday night. If everyone refrains from riding tomorrow and lets it set up overnight the trails will be awesome again on Weds.
Yeh Fat Biking!!Johnny in Everything
Fresh snow on Thursday and the groomer crew got right on it and double teamed to get everything groomed for the weekend. The 18 km’s of trails should be amazing!
Mansfield Outdoor Centre has groomed today adding in another 34km’s of Fat Bike goodness.
TVG will be riding from MOC this weekend, Sunday 2pm from the Main Lodge. Reminder $15 incl. tax for a whole day pass if you want to come earlier. We will celebrate the ride afterwards. Anyone can feel free to come out and help support MOC’s Fat Biking.
See you out there!
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