We just need the snow to meltThe Dundas Monstercross was designed to highlight the best-of-the-best gravel roads in my neighborhood.
We're lucky, Hamilton is packed with great routes!
I was up there yesterday for a bit of training. Tried Paddy Green from Powerline but gave up when I hit the snow covered part - and of course it was running with water. Had to stick with up and down Slote and Powerline. I am going to suck so bad at P2A.Paddy Green from Jerseyville to Powerline was a fun little adventure however.
If you connect the Cat and K&P there is out and back from Smith Falls potential. But it is hard to know as there are a lot of lakes and such north of Unity Rd you can see if you look at Google Maps in the satellite setting. So it will probably be more challenging then expected here.Enduramil, the Cataraqui Trail looks great. I'm curious if you could combine it with the Rideau Trail and do a big loop from Smith Falls to Kingston and back. I know the RT is a little rough in some parts and may not be bike friendly. Still an interesting thought.
Some great suggestions so far in this thread! Thanks.
Excellent! Not only do you get bonus points Jouko, you might just win the thread! Thank you. You guys are lucky to have so much choice near by. I think we will definitely try at least one of these sample routes soon.Starting from Erin, we have so many gravel choices...
We did much of our 2013 training on these roads, mostly on our mountain bikes, in preparation for Leadville. We have a number of loops of just under 100km to over 150km with various elevation gains. For us, heading northwest is flatter and heading northeast is hilly, so it's relatively easy to plan a route depending on your desire for climbing each day.
Sample routes for the bonus points:
Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Gravely MTB endurance near Erin | Times and Records | Strava
Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Another wet and gritty 100 on the MTB near Erin | Times and Records | Strava
Bike Ride Profile | Gravel group fun! near Erin | Times and Records | Strava
Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Rainy MTB endurance near Erin | Times and Records | Strava
Is the rail trail clear yet?