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Monday, October 13, 2008

Mountain Biking and the Fall Colours

This is the time of year when I park the road bike and get in some dirt mileage.

This was a long weekend (Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!) so I managed to find time between runs to get in a nice ride.

I ride a Gary Fisher Utopia... it's a hybrid, not a true mountain bike, but it gets the job done on the trails around my place. I biked up from my house on a series of gravel and paved roads to Walker's Woods and Glen Major, and right next to it the awesome Durham Forest, a large forested reserve north east of Toronto.

It was fantastic... the trees have turned red, gold, orange, and yellow... some fantastic views. The leaves are just starting to fall, so in a few weeks you'll get that really cool forest floor cover. There's nothing more thrilling than pounding through the forest leaves!

If you live in the Toronto area, drive up and check it out. Here is a link to where it is on Google Maps.

Next weekend: Toronto Marathon!


Anonymous said...

Hey, Jono, I was at Durham Forest/Walker Woods on Monday on the mountain bike as well. What a perfect day.

I've been following your blog for a couple of months now. Are you the guy that was on a ride maybe two years ago in the fall on the Halton Hilly Hundred course led by Henk (I think) with a couple of others? I was one of those others.

Best of luck on Sunday.


Jon P said...

Hey Brian... not sure how to respond to you directly, so I'll respond in a comment.

That was me! Well that was me about 20 pounds ago... lol. :) Hank and I went back and did it again in the spring, with a couple guys from work.

Keep in touch. :)