Two weekends ago I went exploring the Caledon Hills area north of Toronto with my friend Steve and we found these amazing badlands on Old Baseline Road just east of Creditview Road.
Here's an aerial view of the badlands from Google Maps.
And here's a map showing this stretch of Old Baseline Road. The badlands are just east of Creditview Road.
We then rode east on Old Baseline Road and north up Hurontario to find out if Forks of the Credit Road -- which runs between Hurontario Road and Missisauga Road -- had opened up yet. I was up there in May with John, another friend, hoping to check out a hairpin turn John had found there but the road was closed while a railway trestle was under repair. The road was still closed from both ends when Steve and I were there two weekends ago. Wonder how long it will take to repair the trestle?
Here's a map of Forks of the Credit Road showing that hairpin turn. Scary-looking, isn't it?
We then went to check out the Heart Lake Conservation area in Brampton just west of Heart Lake Road between Mayfield Road to the north and Sandalwood Parkway East to the south.
To the left is a Google satellite map of the park. Right before we got there, the clutch cable broke on the Shadow Steve was riding. He had to ride it all the way back to town without a clutch. I've done this before, but have never been able to jam it into 1st from neutral without popping a big wheelie. Steve, who said he'd never done this before, managed it very smoothly. Although there were a few false starts getting down to the highway, he finessed some very complex backed up traffic on the 401 without once stalling out.
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