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  1. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I've never done the entire route in one go, and I'm riding a R1200 GSA with 90-10 street tire and moderate skill level. Most of it is posted at 50KPH with some sections slower due to crossroads or residential areas. Not what you asked, but I hope it was of some help
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    johninkincardine ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Probably around 2 hours one way, riding at an easy pace
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    randlet ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Speed limit is 5okph on the trail I think, so yeah, around 2 hours. It's a nice ride through some pretty country and the 5 year extension is fantastic news.
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  4. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I was on the trail yesterday from Bruce Power to Paisley. There were several large trees down, someone has taken a chain saw to them but didn't cut them back fully so they are still partially blocking the trail.

    Also there were kindergarten kids out with their teachers around Paisley for earth day, cleaning up the garbage. I stopped and thanked them for doing it. Other schools near the track might be out there, so be cautious.

    brian
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    johninkincardine ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I did the entire rail trail today, Bruce power to the end, between Clifford and Mildmay. 85kms and took 2 1/2 hrs. Easy ride but you gotta pay attention to the high crown between the tracks. Also, an approx 10 kms section south of Paisley is freshly bulldozed and is all loose sand and gravel.
    (This was part of a 200km loop starting and ending in Kincardine :).)
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  6. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I road the trail today from Bruce Power to Paisley.

    Just outside of the town limits Bruce Country Road works continues to build up the trail. There was a pylon blocking the trail just south of the Home Hardware. The section before that was fresh gravel that had been compacted down.

    While I was stopped an BCR department pick up stopped to chat with me, the foreman advised me that the trail was closed from Paisley to the 12 concession south of town. They are putting down fresh gravel, grading and compacting it. He was upset as the night before someone had been through there on a dirt bike and tore up much of the fresh stuff.

    I mentioned that a ride was happening Saturday and asked if we could go through. He said they will stop on Friday evening, so no problem for us to use the trail on the weekend, but beware of the loose/compacted fresh gravel.

    He went on to say that depending on what was left of the 2019 budget they will probably grade the trail north of Paisley, until the funding runs out.

    The section they did is now wide enough for a full size truck to travel through, very nicely done, but it has civilized that section of the trail too much.

    brian
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    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Thanks for the update, fresh gravel is always fun to ride on!
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    This may be a stupid question, but I'm new to trail riding and don't want to ride in the wrong spot; are bikes supposed to stick to the double track section marked' ATV's, or do we ride on the trail marked 'all others'? The way some of the signs read, it is not 100% clear to me if the term ATV includes bikes in all cases.
    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I could be wrong, but unless you see a sticker showing a motorcycle I don't believe we are allowed on that trail
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    So that means we ride on the gravel portion then? I say that because according to the OFTR, we do have access to the rail trail.
  12. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Yes, we have access to the entire rail trail from Bruce Power to Clinton, There are sections in Port Elgin that are strictly non motorized use, but that part is clearly marked. It's the section that leads you from Port to Southampton.