IN THE CUT

THIS IS THE EASY WAY

There’s a triumph in crossing a major obstacle, like a highway or railroad corridor, via a route that vehicles can’t take. In part it’s the bicycle; this machine can take you great distances, is light enough to carry, is maneuverable through narrow spaces, and simple enough that most tools and supplies to do roadside repairs fit into a small bag. The other part of the satisfaction is the feeling you get when you charge past a caution barrier like you’re entering the Bat Cave. This Batman Complex fills your head with a rush of doing something secretive, sometimes dangerous, and sometimes maybe not 100% legal. Vigilante bicycle commuting.

These are places you drive past in your car, thinking, “I wonder what’s down that way.” That is, if you even notice them at all. you won’t find these cuts on Google Maps and they barely register on Strava Heat Maps. You either have learn these cuts from somebody who knows or you have to get out yourself and keep going forward.

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Seattle St. into Glenview Park
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Cumberland to Flicker
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