Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Streetcars vs. bicycle

Not sure if you had a chance to read this article last week:

"For some people a day off is a time to relax, but for Simon Pulsifer, Wikipedia's former number-one contributor, it's "a chance to explore the city, spend a day with friends, see the new St. Clair line, salute the soon to be retired CRLVs, [and] do something that has (probably) never been done before."

Last Sunday, Pulsifer, his brother (and former Torontoist contributor) Andrew, and two of their friends rode all of the TTC streetcar lines in a day (minus the sections of the St. Clair and Roncesvalles lines that are still under construction and the Kingston Road Tripper, which doesn't run on weekends). In total, the foursome traveled approximately 104 kilometres in eight hours and rode on twenty different cars.

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Anyway, pretty cool trip. Approximately 104 km, and it took just under 9 hours, lunches and breaks included.

So, who wants to try this route out by bike? Maybe this Sunday? Meet at St. Clair station at 11AM? On bike, with lunch, photos and logging breaks (not those kinds of logging breaks), it shouldn't take more than 5-6 hours.

Can't make it on Sunday? I plan to try to GPS track the day.. details to follow!

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