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Old 09-19-2013, 07:05 AM   #1066
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #1067
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I went for one of my usual weekend rides around London (and happened to write about it briefly) and I noticed 2 rail lines that were presumably dug out many years ago. They are located between Shedden and the 401 and I am wondering if anyone has tried riding on these? Should I have any concerns using them as a trail?
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:54 AM   #1068
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It may be the same line they've removed down here. If so, some of us have ridden it numerous times. They seem to have gone to the trouble of clearing away any debris, as if it was their intention to have it used as a trail. Also, there are no signs prohibiting it, and there certainly would be if they didn't want it used.

It hasn't been my favourite place to ride. Just a straight line and the stone is so deep that you have to really pay attention to your line or the front wheel will wash out. Once some ATVs, pedestrians, etc use it and compress the stones it will be a better riding surface.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:36 AM   #1069
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Just discovered this thread...born in Ottawa and grew up in London...now living in Pennsylvania...think I'll tag along for the ride...brings back good memories of growing up in that area.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:28 AM   #1070
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #1071
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I am wondering if anyone has tried riding on these? Should I have any concerns using them as a trail?
There is a ride planned on the RR line from St. Thomas to Blenhiem, Im gonna try and make it.

http://www.odsc.on.ca/phpBB3/viewtop...135003#p135003
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:37 PM   #1072
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Let us know if it is the same conditions as here please. If we could just get some maniac in a giant 4x4 to fly up and down it a couple of times it'd be great. No tracks yet, just deep gravel.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #1073
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:19 PM   #1074
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Thanks for the info. I might check it out. I don't think the planned route this weekend is the same one I spotted, but I'll see how I feel...
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:54 AM   #1075
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Sounds neat I think I am in as well but I would be only riding it from St thomas to Blenhiem.


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There is a ride planned on the RR line from St. Thomas to Blenhiem, Im gonna try and make it.

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:13 AM   #1076
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A woman of course...in 1971 purchased a BSA in England and travelled around Europe...passing a truck in France-BSA blew up...loaded on train to Paris where I met a woman from Pennsylvania....been living in Pa since 1976..get back to London several times a year...in fact a good friend from London is arriving today and I am heading up in November.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #1077
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Sounds neat I think I am in as well but I would be only riding it from St thomas to Blenhiem.
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I have ridden the rail-line from Windsor as far as Tilbury - little squirrely in places but good fun.

Unfortunately I won't make this Sundays ride from St Thomas but would love to have the route for future adventures... can someone please create a GPS file for me?

Looking on Google maps I can see the railway coming out of St Thomas but it seems to end at Dutton?? .. assuming its gravel roads from there?

Would also be interested in knowing exact location of the Ridgetown\401 trails please.

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Old 10-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #1078
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I should be able to make some tracks for you.


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I have ridden the rail-line from Windsor as far as Tilbury - little squirrely in places but good fun.

Unfortunately I won't make this Sundays ride from St Thomas but would love to have the route for future adventures... can someone please create a GPS file for me?

Looking on Google maps I can see the railway coming out of St Thomas but it seems to end at Dutton?? .. assuming its gravel roads from there?

Would also be interested in knowing exact location of the Ridgetown\401 trails please.

Many thanks

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Old 10-20-2013, 06:00 AM   #1079
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It's cold but doable

Definitely a cold ride this morning. Hopefully it's worth it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:14 AM   #1080
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Definitely a cold ride this morning. Hopefully it's worth it.
I'm planning on going for it... Even getting out of bed was pretty cool!
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