The other day, Martha posted a challenge your ride. I have posted many photos of my commute before, and it's not really that interesting with traffic and concrete. I have no scenery to look at on my way to and from work
I have 3 basic routes. The one I chose today is not my usual route as it involves more distance, faster speeds and aggressive drivers with lots of truck traffic
I head south on Oak Street then East along Marine Drive on my way towards Burnaby. I have to go through 2 cities before I end up in Coquitlam. This route is not unlike a mini-Indy 500 with cars zigging in and out, trying to grab pole position
I leave before 7am and travel in the opposite direction of rush hour. Most live in the suburbs and drive/ride into the City. I live in the city and ride to the suburbs. I dislike this route as it makes me ride faster than I should and today I nearly got "wiped out". You may spot the dangerous position I put myself in on the windy stretch
Here I am riding along Marine Drive. The posted speed limit is 50 kmh, but if you actually rode at this speed you would be run over and they would have to unroll you from the road
It is not safe to snap "rolling" photos on the upcoming stretch so I changed to video mode. You need to keep a sharp eye out for aggressive trucks and tailgaters. I found myself behaving like "them" when I use this route, as I decided to take a much slower route with more traffic lights.
I am sorry for the blurry video. I am using a Lumix TS3 but I forgot to change it to Scene Mode so it was "hunting" for focus most of the time and never really "locked in". There was an aggressive truck which didn't see me and I nearly got squished into the curb