Even crazier is that during my trip out East last summer, I was driving on the highway in New Brunswick somewhere and came across a few packs of road riders. Granted that highway is not as busy as the 401, but it was still a divided highway with controlled access.
And again on a recent trip, in West Virginia (might have been Virginia) on a local freeway (not interstate, but might as well have been), there were signs saying that biking is allowed.
And I’m scared to ride around towns like Newmarket and Bradford on the streets after having a few close calls with cars. haha.
Atom, there’s a name I haven’t seen in a while! an OG.
Thanks for the embed Marc, tried it but couldn’t figure it out.
Anyone think it looks like a trials bike? Would make the most sense, maybe the guy had a line he wanted to get to? Either way, bad exposure because nobody sees the line, just the idiot (and ‘tool of the day’ on 107) crossing the 401. 😀
edit: larger screen and nope, it’s a beater old mtb. definitely just some idiot who wanted to cut his commute time.
He definitely came from Carlingview. But at least one article suggested he was a repeat offender, as if this stunt was somehow part of his regular route. I know in rush hour the traffic in both directions there averages 0.8 kph, but still….
Funny thing is, one time around 2002 or 2003 I was Niagara-bound on my road bike, enjoying a fast tail wind on Eglinton West, and totally missed that left turnoff after Martin Grove… and saw a whole lot of 401 ahead.
There was no traffic at 6am on a Sunday impeding my *real* quick U-turn, but it’s till burned in my brain 15 years later.