Fantastic sunny weather today with a temperature of -11 °C. Opted to go fixed gear mountain biking at Guelph Lake!
Bike was equipped with knobby tires (2.35” front and 2.4” rear). Gear ratio was 33:16. Tire pressure was 10 psi.
The double track trails were fantastic as there was a 6” wide hard packed snow trail. Fast, flowy, and smooth.
Single track trail conditions varied from good to poor.
Major single track trails were heavily trafficked by numerous cross-country skiers and hikers. As a result, there was a nice 6” wide path for biking. Well packed snow trails were the eastern trails after the metal bridge down by the Speed River, the Speed River Pine Trails, the Grand Trunk Trails, and Devil’s Backbone.
South Park, Child’s Play, and Mad Hatter, on the other hand, were loosely packed but in fair shape. Still ridable, but more challenging.
Trails such as Homestead were in poor shape. They were lightly trafficked, and the snow was too deep for cycling.
Nonetheless, thanks to the cross-country skiers, hikers, and dog walkers there were lots of bikeable trails. It was a pleasant surprise and great day for biking.
Trail Conditions: Fair/Good
Two cameras were used today, as the batteries were low. One was for infrared photos, the other was for regular photos.