>> I am planning a ride around Lake Ontario statring in Hamilton Ontario. I
>> plan to be camping and moteling every other night [ hot tub, shower, nice
>> bed :) ]. Can someone suggest a route whether I go clockwise or
>> counter-clockwise? How long should the trip take averaging 125 km's a day?
>(though you can make good time through Toronto on the subway in
>Avoid Hwy 2/Kingston Road in east-end Toronto during any rush hour or
>all day Saturday - it's the worst traffic I can think of. Imagine the
>401 with no shoulders and ruts on the side. Add strip malls.
Follow the Waterfront Trail as much as possible from Hamilton to
Toronto. And Toronto is a breeze to ride through if you ride close to
the lake. (no need for the subway at all) Of course, you can't keep up
a high speed through the city, but that's life. Where the waterfront
trail inexplicably disappears, take neighbourhood roads as much as
possible (it might be worth it to invest in a couple of the big city
maps) Lakeshore Blvd in Oakville is no picnic on a Saturday and
Kingston Road in Toronto is a nightmare any time of the day - but one
can go east from the end of the Martin Goodman Trail in Toronto and
mostly avoid riding on Kingston Road.
The waterfront trail allegedly goes further east of Toronto but it's
hard to find. There are maps of the trail available.
As for which direction to go in, no idea on that one.
llizard aka ejm
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