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I went out for an excellent singlespeed ride today. 27 Nov and it was 0C with beautifuly dry trails. In an odd coincedence I met a guy riding a nice 98 Explosif, the exact same frame that I have at home. I had to take care of some business toward the beginning, Thanks to the city of Edmonton for providing.
 

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I think I've been on that. Often when I'm in the river valley I'm not sure excactly where I am to the streets.
 

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Go to the Fort...

Travis Bickle said:
I went out for an excellent singlespeed ride today. 27 Nov and it was 0C with beautifuly dry trails. In an odd coincedence I met a guy riding a nice 98 Explosif, the exact same frame that I have at home. I had to take care of some business toward the beginning, Thanks to the city of Edmonton for providing.
If you like the trails in the river valley... you will love the trail in Fort Saskatchewan... It follows the river valley. Up and down the river bank, a few log overs, twisty twisty twisty.

Jag
 

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The Fort

I've been to the Fort and the only problem with that trail is that there should be more of it. Excellent.

Where is Rabbit and Conners hill?
 

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You're talking about Rabbit Hill? The big rumour is that there will be lift access biking there opening June 19th this summer. So you can bomb down as many times, as often as you like now :D.

I think Connors Hill is the Edmonton Ski Clubs' hill.

The hill at Government House Park (below the provincial museum) is fun to bomb down, and there are two drops to hit. I usually ride the Groat Road trail to get there - which is pretty fun by itself.
 

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hey im looking for someone to ride with in edmonton...or just some good trails to ride int eh west end

ps the trail by revolution is miccinnon ravine and the sides of the ravine are sweet to fly down once you get past 142 st
 

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Jag said:
If you like the trails in the river valley... you will love the trail in Fort Saskatchewan... It follows the river valley. Up and down the river bank, a few log overs, twisty twisty twisty.

Jag
Where does this Ft Sask trail start?

THX
 

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The Fort

If you are driving from Edmonton cross the river and turn left at the lights. Take another left at the Tim Hortens and follow this road down to Turner Park at the river. Park and head to the right and watch for the trail dropping down on your right (river bank) side. I haven't been out there this winter but here in the city there are some slippery section. Except for icy patches it should be ridable.
 

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Hey all... I just registered here and just happen to be from Edmonton.

It was wet, rainy, and cold when I took my boys out for their first little ride of the season (35 km) and we opted to do some mixed terrain riding and went mud bogging down in Mill Creek Ravine. That was an absolute blast although that clay based mud can be like riding on butter and sticks like tapioca.

The day really improved after 2 pm and we took a nice ride home via Dawson Park and checked out the new paths they've laid out. The paved switchbacks are nice when you're looking for a liesurely ride home.

It was all good except for the high speed spill I took when I hit a slippery bridge deck at 35 kmh... we definately got our fair share of mud and blood today as well a sprained thumb and a banged up and bruised knee.

Definately...all good.

(35 km)
 

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Do they eventually sweep the paved paths down Groat Road? I got some nice road rash when commuting to the U of A the other day (my first "serious attempt" :p - I'm shooting for every day in April). Wave to the guy on the 80's era Norco Avanti 10-speed if you see him (me) :).

More on the rumour mill:

The proposed jump park is being designed by Jay Hoots, and I think the prime location at the moment is under the High Level bridge near Kinsmen Park. 3 sets of jumps, and some trials stuff - but lack of funding is the issue right now.
 

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there is a dj park goin up in st. albert sponsered by home depot and someone else i forgot who he said but i got the info from my atco guy...so you know its reliable...
 

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Drying Out

No I'm not going away for 28 days but am refering to the excellent weather this week. 4 day weekend coming up and I am hoping that some sweet singletrack will be dry.
 

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I rode home from work yesterday (from downtown) and checked out the trail between the south side of the LRT bridge and Emily Murphy Park... I think it's one of the the last places in the city where you can find snow right now.

I actually live on the north side and have a 5km commute but the ride home is always 4 times longer than the ride to work. :D

I am also hoping that the glorious weather holds for the long weekend as I really want to get out and check more of the trails to see what shape they're in although things are looking pretty dry.

I also hope they get down to cleaning up the trail down Groat road as all the sand does make it a wee bit treacherous and I've already had my crash o' the week.

I'll make sure to watch out of rthe guy on the Norco too.



 

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Norco Riders

This is awkward. I routinely flip off Norco riders. Just a habit. Sorry.
 
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