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Looking for any/all routes in Ontario

Anything between Chatham and the Ottawa. I've got a route I like to take after work in London but want something to try/see whenever I'm traveling along the 401/402 and want to take a 'detour' or stop for food. Open to both spirited or relaxed/scenic routes.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=N+Centre+Rd&daddr=42.969139,-81.3844398+to:42.9342211,-81.349394+to:42.95186,-81.32184+to:42.9573103,-81.3043476+to:42.958024,-81.300971+to:42.954229,-81.2907584+to:42.9540541,-81.3138381+to:42.96402,-81.33095+to:42.988596,-81.289653+to:Richmond+St+N%2FON-4+N&hl=en&ll=42.978656,-81.292133&spn=0.118681,0.264187&sll=42.961887,-81.315136&sspn=0.029678,0.066047&geocode=FRCPkAIddawn-w%3BFTOojwIdCSwm-ymZzPJ2AfsuiDGTvj5I_aeRTQ%3BFc0fjwId7rQm-ykxQKtlBfouiDHc1XM1wSoq6w%3BFbRkjwIdkCAn-ylvZ01xk_AuiDFXiwhzzW0Epw%3BFf55jwId5WQn-ymh-07b-fAuiDFa1qPIZX8W1Q%3BFch8jwIdFXIn-ykrzJwq__AuiDFxZiRq5d97Gg%3BFfVtjwId-pkn-ykVMBT-A_EuiDFvD8KM0o4xTg%3BFUZtjwId0j8n-ynjjLzV8_AuiDG5anTHNvJT1Q%3BFTSUjwId-vwm-ylvGZwRffAuiDHIh3x7vsuaVA%3BFTT0jwIdS54n-yljqyDl0fEuiDFk9xWXevqT6g%3BFTiYkAId5rEn-w&t=p&gl=ca&mra=dvme&mrsp=8&sz=15&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9&z=13


Thinking maybe this might eventually become useful for when 'Ontario SVer's check in' http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=158691 gets rolling.

If you can't link routes just post a screenshot/picture from googlemap/mapquest/your drawing of a paper map/whatever really and I'll take a look when I'm back in September.

............and go!
 

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What is your start and end destination?
In reality it'll probably be starting off at a highway exit towards somewhere to eat and back again. Although if I'm riding for pleasure and am making the long distance trip regardless (visiting a friend, hotel for the night), going out of my way for 0.5-3h isn't the issue, more so what urban streets or rural roads to hit. I'm naive of anything outside London.

If you post a map feel free to highlight/mark the key points (like the white dots in my screenshot) and start/end from the first point of interest to the last or city center back to city center.

So yes, good question, and just to add: the final route will vary, and so will the time of day so feel free to post if it's better to go later/early to avoid traffic or if there are any streets that I should be more respectful on/to.
 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Someone poured gravel all over (top left white dot in map above) Old River Road! I hope it's all gone after winter subsides; not to mention there's some new construction more central to the city.
Best part is I found it out going at my usual pace and had enough road left to slow down before the first corner. Made me terribly upset there wasn't a notice anywhere: "recently covered good road with gravel" on such a popular motorcycle road. I always see other motorcyclists travel through it. Maybe someone that reads this can give some insight as to why gravel would be poured over a good just-boarder-of-the-city (more wealthy single road neighborhood by the water) road in fall? The road isn't perfect, has patches here and there but plenty decent.
...just using my thread to rant. I don't see too many nice days left and the city is narrowing my choice of favorite roads.
 

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The new way of paving around rural Ontario is tar and chip. The gravel gets bound in the tar in a month or two. Don't like it but it's cheaper than asphalt.
 
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