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Lost In Burnaby

by Bryn — last modified Mar 15, 2008 12:18 PM

Hmm... What's down here? Oh...


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Wednesday night was a pretty crazy one... Danu, Michael and I went out for a run, ended up with a BIT more than we'd planned but found some really fun terrain and got home in the end, so it was worth it right?

Here's the route... Ron McLean Park was our undoing.  The path down through there is absolutely AWESOME... Drops down REALLY fast, paved, smooth, ahhhhh yeah...  Put us into no-man's-land though.  After a few REALLY steep downwards bits with smoking hot brakes we ended up down in a rural area. Dogs barking, farm implements everywhere, and BIKE ROUTE signs!  Too good to be true!

Yep...

Bike Route Detour THIS WAY... Sure... OK... Ummm... yeah, that's straight up.  The hill at Trapp is so steep you can't even see the top, it just keeps going on forever.  So that's out... There's a single traffic light across Marine and we were hoping there was a path along the river somewhere.  Well, there is, but it's only about 250m long and doesn't go anywhere... Or there was the other one that was probably more like 300m... And doesn't go anywhere.  In fact there's a WHOLE lotta short paths that don't go much of anywhere...

Escape came in the form of a highway shoulder with pictures of bikes painted on it.  Probably wouldn't have chosen that way if there was any alternative, but it really wasn't that bad.  The path totally bypasses all the climbing (well, 80% of it) and you end up on a REALLY nice bike route at the top.  LOTS of signs of bike infrastructure improvement all through there, it'd be worth doing again.

So that was Wednesday... Pretty nutty!!  35km more or less so not the LONGEST ride we've done, but probably the least stopping time of any we've done recently.  And we still had to get home at the end of that... :)

Good times!

 

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Lost in Burnaby

Avatar Posted by David Walker at Mar 16, 2008 11:09 AM
Whoa!...Epic!