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    29.2km to near downtown Toronto. Gotta love satellite photosss. Line runs down Yonge st.
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    Sweet, Straight line!

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    Wow! Commute straight down Yonge St? How's the traffic?
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    Is there an easy explaination of how to post that screen shot?

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    i hope you didn't neglect your conversation with darien! i spent about an hour yesterday toying around with google maps. it's really cool.

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    I only see the red x.
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    Uh oh. Hold on.

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    Wow, your commute is in the shape of an X.

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    Keep yer panties on, it's fixed.

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    Thanks! I heart satellite photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbtide
    Is there an easy explaination of how to post that screen shot?
    go to http://maps.google.com
    type in your street, city and country in the search bar
    click on satellite in the upper right to see the satellite pics

    they might be a couple of years old though

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    Of course, according to google, America is the only country in the world
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    did someone say something??

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    Man, I love this! OK, here's my commute: 27 Km from Heart Lake area in Brampton to Square One in Mississauga. Unlike the original poster, I go out of my way to avoid traffic, so no straight lines for me...
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    Bet it took you a while to draw all those bends in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Bet it took you a while to draw all those bends in!
    Yep, sure did. Then I wasted more time by trying to sharpen the image, which made it too big to upload, so I had to scale it down again...

    How do you find the ride on Yonge? I think I'd be scared to try it!
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    Traffic is usually fine, the best days are when the traffic gets all backed up before Highway 7 all the way down to 401.

    The section from around steeles to finch has a bus lane which you can ride on, but cars cannot. Only in effect during rush hour.

    Only when you get down to eglinton and south do you get frustrated motorists and solid traffic.

    If you biked on any big roads before, Yonge would be no different, just don't ride next to the parked cars on some sections. Door-o-rama.

    If you do take Yonge, theres 3 large hills all the way up to finch. Quite challenging.

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    hey operator,

    How many bars you pass by on Yonge everyday? I was commuting in downtown Van, found out I won $500 in a hockey pool, at the local bar ( remember hockey?)...needless to say I was the only one leaving the bar in cycling shoes, red gore-tex fronted pants, a yellow MEC gore jacket, packing a helmut...I wasn't about to ride home, there was some strange looks when I exited past the bar line, I took a cab back home, with my bike in the back

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    Yeah..He was like "OH WAIT, BRB LOOKING AT GOOGLE MAPS."
    ..didn't hear from him for 50 minutes.

    Bastard.

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    As long as we're having fun with Google maps, here's my house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    As long as we're having fun with Google maps, here's my house!

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    Hey - cut the grass willya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashtest
    Hey - cut the grass willya?

    Ha!!

    The guys 7 houses down from me is some kind of ba$tard with his super-lush, super-green lawn. He has a visible sneer on his face whenever he walks by my lawn.

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    here's my commute...all 5 miles round trip
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    This is sooo COOL I can see my house Steeker

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    Hey, those Google maps are cool. Pity they only cover N. America. I wish whereis.com.au had smooth scrolling like that.

    I just downloaded NASA's World Wind at home, which is ultra-neat as well, and actually does cover the entire world in various levels of detail. I can't quite see my house, but it gets pretty close.

    Anyway, since this seems to be the game, here's my commute courtesy of whereis and paintshop pro.
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