Day 6: Highway 401 – 10/10 would not do again

Posted by admin on August 28, 2013 in 2013 Cup Run |
Everybody put your hands in the air!!

We woke up early again to pack the van and head to the highway. Yesterday we had tweeted to @Telus regarding our lack of cell coverage on the Trans Canada Highway. We awoke this morning to a reply from Telus support on Twitter. After a bit of back and forth and their attempts to save face, they just admitted that yep, there is indeed no Telus coverage along that 8 hour section of the Trans Canada.

After a bit of rural Ontario highway we came upon the mess that is the highway system leading into Toronto. We transferred a few highways and eventually made it to downtown Toronto. A few navigational mistakes later and we made it to the correct Works Burger for lunch.

Leaving the highway was even more fun as the caught the beginning of rush hour on the 401 at 3:00 pm. 6 lanes of traffic exiting the city averaging a speed of 10 km/h. Luckily it was only the very beginning of rush hour and we only spent an hour stuck in that. However, 10 km/h wass unfortunate considering our only method of cooling the van was driving fast…

Once through that, we hopped back on the Trans Canada and ploughed through some more rural Ontario on our way to Ottawa. We had a hot shower and crashed on warm beds.

“It won’t be that bad on the 401, it’s not rush hour yet”

Everybody put your hands in the air!!

Everybody put your hands in the air!!



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