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    Renegade Hardware
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    Santa Cruz

    #815286

    FastTimes
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    Crazy,

    We popped up onto the 427 last year by mistake but I would never do this.  Crazy!

    #815287
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    That is definitely something crazy to do…

    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.

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    Atom
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    Isn’t that right near the Molson plant? I think they get free beer.

    #815294
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    Renegade Hardware
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    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.

    #815295
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    The original star article sent me to google earth to try to figure out how the hell this “shortcut” could possibly work.

    I got nothing. I see no scenario where significant time or distance could be saved… even if the highway was traffic free, lifting over all the guardrails and through the ditches …

    The traffic jacket suggests forethought, which makes it even more bizarre.

    #815296
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    yea, you have renforth drive right there. I think he came down carlingview, realized it doesn’t cross, got brave and started crossing highways.

    #815301
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    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.

    #815483
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    death from above
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    If you turn your sound up you can hear him shouting STRAVA! at the cars.

    #815486
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    Whynot
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    That is definitely something crazy to do…

    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.

    I saw a guy hammering a massive climb along Hwy104 through NB last summer. I know in NS such highways are controlled access and no bikes are allowed, I guess that’s maybe not the case in NB. No freaking way I’d ride a bike on that highway.

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