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    The Best (or Worst!) Hills for Cyclists

    Sharing this mostly Toronto focused article which brings back memories I've climbed all these hills on either a mtb or road bike at least once and some more frequently than I can count. I'm not sure which climb I prefer. It's a toss-up of long and steady like the Bayview extension, steeeeep like Redway AKA The Poop Shoot, or steep switch backs like Glendon.... I need to find a few pics.

    Truth be told, I'd rather ride down (fast!)

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    Interesting to read a hill climbing article that pre-dates Strava.

    2009...it was a simpler time back then. I remember that could ride up a few hills and think that I'd accomplished a decent cardio workout.

    Without having to face the evidence that things like this were happening.
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    Brutal! What a beast

    And all these years, none of those hills have been dumbed down.... and are just as tough today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Sharing this mostly Toronto focused article which brings back memories I've climbed all these hills on either a mtb or road bike at least once and some more frequently than I can count. I'm not sure which climb I prefer. It's a toss-up of long and steady like the Bayview extension, steeeeep like Redway AKA The Poop Shoot, or steep switch backs like Glendon.... I need to find a few pics.

    Truth be told, I'd rather ride down (fast!)

    Enjoy
    The Best (or Worst!) Hills for Cyclists in Toronto
    Hehheh, the note about the redway access road warns about the trail crossing on the downhill, but ther've been times when going uphill was just as dicey. Which normally you don't think of as being particularly risky for cycling. It's those kids riding longboards, they wear enough pads to laugh off a fall at full speed, often two of them at a time with one kid holding a gopro camera, and they have, well, not much ability at all to manuver, brake, or otherwise avoid a crash.

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