Chris Ashley

  • With the lack of snow I decided to pull out my Cyclocross bike for a rip… all the classic trails are hardpacked ice underneath and rutted from walking.. there are defind fatbike trails on Chickadee and Bluestem… the Group Use road as mentioned is a black ice sheet with a trace of snow on top which made for great grip and a smooth ride on my CX…[Read more]

  • Skated at Wildwood this aft.. saw about 7-8 other skiers out there.. there are classic tracks, some what of a defined skating track… its totally doable!

  • BHP Skated 6 laps tonite… melting was minimal if any.. Skate track is packed and fast. Only 2 very short sections where the sun had got to it and softened it up.. other than that firm. Portions hard to edge.. sides are fast a little ripply at times but not an issue.. worst part is about a 200 meter section just before chickadee where people…[Read more]

  • Sunday PM, skated Group use road.. temp was still around -5 so hardpacked, rutted from the previous day of skating up the middle. Sides were best option in my opinion. Hard to get an edge at time.. if you have good balance, you will be cruising! Classic on Bluestem was a different stpry.. both tracks still defined, but soft and slushy in places..…[Read more]

  • Skated BHP and Classic this morning. The skate lane is hard packed with a very thin skiff of fresh snow on it still from the other day. Conditions were pretty quick. Only a few spots where couldnt get an edge to push off… Classic did 2 X bluestem… conditions varied from good kick n glide to ice and double pole, debris is hit and miss as…[Read more]

  • Just classic skied Windsor. All groomed except training grid and Hole #1 of golf course.. Seine river at training grid is no longer passable. Classic tracks generally very good, a few portions on Blue Loop and Graveyard loop that were in the sun all day had iced over by 530PM. Skate track looked great.

  • Classic at Wildwood this evening at 630 PM.. classic trails are shallow, blown in at times.. drifting in other places. Very slow conditions.. track is firm, but poling was very soft alot of times. Skate trail has blown in areas as well.. overall its like that super hard pack sand papery drift where no mater what you do…. you aren’t gliding…