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Old 05-18-05, 08:02 AM   #1
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Don Valley Anyone??? Toronto Riders

Any toronto riders out there today want to hit the don valley trails today?
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Old 05-18-05, 08:36 AM   #2
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i'd love to, but i don't get home until 6:30ish. i'm hoping to hit up the don this saturday morning though if you're interested...

bogger, hooli, vortec, you guys in???

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There's a group ride in the don this evening with sporting life bikes. Leaves from the shop at 6:00. Last week about 20 people came out, all different skill levels. It's a fun ride.
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i'm a noobie..FRESH..never done it before. I support that store too much. Actually going to get a helmet in a few hours. Is it mostly men? Any women?
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There's a group ride in the don this evening with sporting life bikes. Leaves from the shop at 6:00. Last week about 20 people came out, all different skill levels. It's a fun ride.
the sporting life on yonge between eglinton and lawrence?

do they got info for the ride up on their site?

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yah there is two sporting life's. There is the big one that is just south of lawrence and then there is the Sporting Life just south of the big one that specializes in Ski's and Bikes.
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Yeah, it's the sporting life bikes store, on the west side of yonge several blocks north of eglinton. Mostly guys riding, but there are always a few women. Quite a few novice riders come out. Usually the ride breaks into two groups-one more advanced and the other more laid back. It's a friendly ride either way, just fun, no attitude.

Anyway, I'm always up for riding on weeknights and weekends. Usually I'm in there by myself, so company is welcome.
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So I went trail riding for the first time here in Ontario and it was BRUTAL... Went on the Don Valley, entered at Leslie and Eglinton. Chewed, up deep ditches, almost %$#^ my bike.... brutal climbs. I ended coming off the trail. Someone please tell me there is an easier part to this trail.

I went trail riding once when i was in Vancouver and I LOVED it, smooth trails with a few rough spots and that is why I bought my bike this spring to try it out here in Ontario... First experience was brutal but I did love riding around the city for 5 hours.

So what does one do to their bike after hitting the trails for a bit and then riding around town for a few hours?
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Where in the world did you ride in vancouver that it was smooth? I have ridden both and so have others and thats the first time I have heard that.
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[QUOTE=mellikesbikes]So I went trail riding for the first time here in Ontario and it was BRUTAL... Went on the Don Valley, entered at Leslie and Eglinton. Chewed, up deep ditches, almost %$#^ my bike.... brutal climbs. I ended coming off the trail. Someone please tell me there is an easier part to this trail.

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There is a nice smooth fast twisty trail that you should like. I even ride it on my road bike sometimes. Difficult to explain where it is though.
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