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      02-01-2015, 07:11 PM   #1
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Just wondering where most GTA riders get their adrenaline fix for some single-track flows!
I used to ride a lot at the Waterloo hydro-cut and am looking for some week-end blasts in this area,also looking to ride with some peeps that are into this as soon as spring comes around....maybe we could have a cars and coffee meet before the nicer weather comes then once the warms stuff comes,hit the trails up.
Come one,come all!

Alright we got a fire team so far.....we are almost at squad numbers as the interest is building for the coming riding season.
Saturday February 28 we meet for cars/coffee first then discuss the riding season accordingly on this post(will post cars/coffee location once everyone's on board) so I will use this thread to post up who's in.
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Cars/coffee----mountain bike riders first meet 2015

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      02-02-2015, 07:27 AM   #2
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I may be in on this, just picked up a 2010 specialized fsr xc, kelso has alot of riding options
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Love mountain biking.
Burlington/Oakville - Bronte Creek Trail (technical)
North 400 - Hardwood Trails (technical)
Albion Hills - Lot of single tracks but not super technical.

I have a book listing a good amount of tracks in Ontario. I recommend it if you want to broaden the adventure.
"Rider Mel's Mountain Bike Guide to Ontario"
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I may be in on this, just picked up a 2010 specialized fsr xc, kelso has alot of riding options
Nice the fsr is a nice xc rig.......I'm riding a steel frame Brodie tiger...just got it last fall...only a couple rides on it.
Who's in for a end of February meet,Starbucks/timmys,any suggestions?
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Love mountain biking.
Burlington/Oakville - Bronte Creek Trail (technical)
North 400 - Hardwood Trails (technical)
Albion Hills - Lot of single tracks but not super technical.

I have a book listing a good amount of tracks in Ontario. I recommend it if you want to broaden the adventure.
"Rider Mel's Mountain Bike Guide to Ontario"
Never been to the bronte creek trail,sounds like you know some nice spots,I personally love the technical riding but I'm up for any flow/downhill.....just have the xc rig though....even love messing around practicing trial type shenanigans on it lol.
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I just got into the game myself past two summers.

Last summer got a Giant Talon 27.5 (needed and upgrade since I snapped the rear axle on my old bike). Never got to the extremes yet, as I wouldn't consider myself advanced. I did the DVP trail, that was a nice rush. This season definitely planning on doing albion hills.

I may be joining you guys.

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Alright we got a fire team so far.....I was thinking Saturday February 28 we'll do a cars/coffee first then discuss the riding season accordingly on this post(will post cars/coffee location once everyone's on board) so I will use this thread to post up who's in.
pm me if interested and and I will add you to this list;

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I just got into the game myself past two summers.

Last summer got a Giant Talon 27.5 (needed and upgrade since I snapped the rear axle on my old bike). Never got to the extremes yet, as I wouldn't consider myself advanced. I did the DVP trail, that was a nice rush. This season definitely planning on doing albion hills.

I may be joining you guys.

Here is my ride:
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Attaboy....those bigger tires do help rolling over stuff......before I got the Brodie 27.5 I had a Rocky Mountain trailhead 29er and that thing devoured boulders as if they were small bumps on the trail,my only beef with the 29er rim is they flex more than I care to feel hence why I got the 27.5....they really are a good compromise between 26s and 29s IMO
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I'm in unless wind and snow conditions are good then I'll be snowkiting!

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I'm in unless wind and snow conditions are good then I'll be snowkiting!

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Awesome....added you up!
That snow kiting sounds like fun,what are ideal wind speeds/conditions for that?
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Awesome....added you up!
That snow kiting sounds like fun,what are ideal wind speeds/conditions for that?
nice snow base so if you fall it doesn't hurt as much. I like Wind speed 12-16 knots. Here's a short video we made last year at Bass Lake, conditions were really lite 8-10 knots.
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Awesome....added you up!
That snow kiting sounds like fun,what are ideal wind speeds/conditions for that?
nice snow base so if you fall it doesn't hurt as much. I like Wind speed 12-16 knots. Here's a short video we made last year at Bass Lake, conditions were really lite 8-10 knots.
Wow......thats sick,nice video/soundtrack!
Definitely need lots of space to do that activity,I see how you try to get more speed by making a wave pattern with kite to translate the oscillations to faster forward inertia.....looks challenging to get a nice flow.
I love snowboarding but this puts a twist and gusts of wind into the mix.....awesome!
How much does the kite setups run?
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I am in for the meet. Sounds like a good idea. How are you guys transporting your bikes?

I got the bmw roof rack with bike carriers (wheels on bike). I ride a Giant Talon 0 29er.
Itching to start mountain biking again. I am still in the early stages and don't do crazy technical riding.
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I am in for the meet. Sounds like a good idea. How are you guys transporting your bikes?

I got the bmw roof rack with bike carriers (wheels on bike). I ride a Giant Talon 0 29er.
Itching to start mountain biking again. I am still in the early stages and don't do crazy technical riding.
Got the same set-up as you...bmw hardware.
Nice....your on the list.
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...How much does the kite setups run?
You can get into a new setup for under 2k (kite, bar, harness, board). But once you get hooked you'll have a quiver of kites for all different wind range and at least a couple of kiteboards. I ride switch kites which I love. I have a 12M Nitro 2 and an Element 15M V2 which I would like to upgrade so if interested let me know. 12M is a good all around kite for these neck of the woods.

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I have a wagon, so just throw it in the back.
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I am in for the meet. Sounds like a good idea. How are you guys transporting your bikes?

I got the bmw roof rack with bike carriers (wheels on bike). I ride a Giant Talon 0 29er.
Itching to start mountain biking again. I am still in the early stages and don't do crazy technical riding.
I just toss mine in the back of the 335i. Its a pain in the ass, so ill be looking into a rack this season.

Oh and add me to the list.
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I am in for the meet. Sounds like a good idea. How are you guys transporting your bikes?

I got the bmw roof rack with bike carriers (wheels on bike). I ride a Giant Talon 0 29er.
Itching to start mountain biking again. I am still in the early stages and don't do crazy technical riding.
I just toss mine in the back of the 335i. Its a pain in the ass, so ill be looking into a rack this season.

Oh and add me to the list.
Your on the list!
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You can add me too. I love me some single track. Are any of you available to ride during weekdays? I enjoy the Don, it's actually quite good in there. Durham Forest / Walker Woods / Glen Major in the east. I do lots of night riding as well as it's easier to schedule.
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You can add me too. I love me some single track. Are any of you available to ride during weekdays? I enjoy the Don, it's actually quite good in there. Durham Forest / Walker Woods / Glen Major in the east. I do lots of night riding as well as it's easier to schedule.
Your up!
Yeah my schedule during the week could allow some weekday rides too.....I would be in for night rides but I would have to get some headlights set-up.
I'm close to don-valley....haven't rode there yet....I hope it's good.
What equipment do you run for your night rides?
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Hi guys, I would like to join you on this mtb rides, I can't do the meet yet in February, still busy trying to finish my basement.. I'm good once the riding season starts.
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Hi guys, I would like to join you on this mtb rides, I can't do the meet yet in February, still busy trying to finish my basement.. I'm good once the riding season starts.
Ok.....stay tuned to this thread.....once the riding season is upon us,we can post rides and locations here!
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The don is actually a lot of fun. I can ride there from home (CityPlace) too which is nicer than coordinating getting a bike on the roof while living on a condo.

I've got lights from DX. They take a while to get here so I'd not wait on it. I mount on the handlebars and tape the battery to the bike. If you want it on your helmet get the helmet mount and may want to think about a power extension cable.

A friend tried $30 one from there and it sucked. Battery was always dead, light was dim. Mine are not what they used to be either I may pickup another and build my collection of guest lights. http://www.dx.com/p/mj-870-waterproo...4#.VNF3WkfF-WU
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