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  • #40916

    Kevin Gibson
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    I’m leading this Saturday’s adventure/gravel ride. I’ve got another “urban adventure” ride planned, with some of the usual suspects (Columbia woods, Stamm Woodlot, Laurel Trail, Forwell Trail, Sugarbush park). I’ve been out of town since Christmas, but it sounds like we’ve got good snow cover. I’m going to use my fatbike, but a CX with wide tires, or an MTB should suffice. I figure most trails will be fairly well traveled by pedestrians already.

    Wind is SW, but mild, and the temperature is supposed to be -12 at 9 AM Saturday. (much better than the -20 in Ottawa this week) Worst case if anyone needs to leave the ride it’s easy to get home. Sticking to trails and inside the city will also minimize the windchill.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26652582

    Let me know if anyone has trouble seeing the route. Still learning ridewithgps.

    #40917

    Mark Buckaway
    Participant

    Woohoo. Kevin’s back. We need a photo to post in the Midweek CC NYECX page.

    It was fine last Sat on snow covered roads in North Waterloo.

    -12C will be a nice day out. I guess if we find swamp it will be frozen enough to ride over it?

    Route appeared fine.

    Mark

    #40918

    Mark Buckaway
    Participant

    8:30am or 9am start? Last week it was 8:30am…ok with 9am though.

    #40919

    Kevin Gibson
    Participant

    The “official” start is 8:30, so I’ll leave it there.

    #40922

    bill2012
    Participant

    Here is the club version,

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26656374

    You may need to have signed up for 2018 for the enhanced features.

    #40924

    Mark Buckaway
    Participant

    A few things learned today:
    – a cross bike isnt a fat bike
    – one needs a fat bike for the urban trails rider (or a MTB)
    – riding fresh untouched snow through a field would be easier on a cross bike as the tires sink to the grass below (or at least that worked for me on the trail along Bearinger Rd before Westmount).
    – I want a fat bike

    #40925

    mike_ch_1
    Participant

    I agree with your last point, Mark 😛

    #40926

    Mark Buckaway
    Participant

    Well, I solved the want problem. Bought a 2016 DeVinci Minus RS. Shimano 1x setup and mechanic disc brakes. No more running in the woods chasing Kevin and Bill.

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