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Karen’s Birthday ….??? and trail update

November 16th, 2018 by in Everything

I got out for a visit in the Forest today. Lots of snow! As this may be here to stay I started the “Fat Bike Grooming” today (snowshoeing while pulling the “groomer” (trailer tire)). Same as last year, both TVG groomers are tied to a tree for anyone to use at any time. Based on experience last year, it is best to clip the groomer to a zip tie on your pack or bike (bring extra zip ties) as the act as a break away in case (when) the groomer gets caught on something (thanks Chris W. for this tip!). Best to do this, trust me (and Chris!). You can pull them anytime and leave them tied to a tree anywhere you wish on the loop. Please report back to me if you leave one away from home base so we know where it is.

Consequently we may mostly snowshoe tomorrow vs riding. A few folks rode today and did ok but it would be beneficial to get some snowshoeing done to widen the track before it freezes.

So bring your snowshoes along if you wish, you may also just hike but it would be better with SS.

See everyone tomorrow!



Karen’s Birthday Ride

November 15th, 2018 by in Everything

Hi all, Karen’s birthday ride (or hike or run!) will be on Saturday at 2:30 at Dufferin. After a few hours of fun we will head to the Mill Pub in Creemore for dinner and refreshments (4:30-5ish).

Feel free to come just to dinner if you can’t get out to play before hand.

If you plan on joining us at Creemore, please let me know so we can make reservations. Thanks and see you there! Johnny


2019 Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race!

November 14th, 2018 by in Everything

FYI for anyone interested…There is a 5 day stage race happening in Pennsylvania May 23-27th 2019. A few of us are considering  heading down for this (6-7 hour drive). It’s 5 days of riding (there is also a 3 day option) and best part is that everyday starts and finishes at the same place so there is no moving the camp around.  We have been watching this one for awhile now as it’s more of a “festival atmosphere” vs a hard core race.

Here’s a link for more info:

It would be fun to have a TVG extended weekend road trip down there. If you don’t want to race there are also lots of trails in the area. You can just pay for the camping separate.

The race organizer Ryan has been awesome at replying to any questions I’ve had so feel free to contact him.

Let me know what you think! Early Bird registration starts tomorrow and only 200 spots total for the race cap.





Friday tree clearing project

November 14th, 2018 by in Everything

Good Morning, as many may have noticed there is a BIG tree down on Ken’s trail. It fell directly along the trail so it’s kind of in the way! Andy and I are going to head out Friday morning (meeting in the parking lot at 10am) to start the clean up. If anyone can lend a hand please feel free to join us. We will both be chain sawing and there will be a bunch of stuff to move off the trail. I think it should take 2 hours or so depending on the number of people out.  We plan on getting that pesky Cherry tree that keeps getting lower on the Ken’s trail climb as well. If you can make it out please contact me and let me know. Thanks, Johnny


Day & Night – TransAtlantic Way Race

November 13th, 2018 by in Everything

If you have some time to spare, check out the below video.  Pretty interesting to watch.

DAY & NIGHT from Apidura on Vimeo.


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