30 Mar 2013

I rode my bike from home in Montara up through the tunnels and back again, taking movies at various points as I rode. I had planned to then ride up the old highway and back down, and enjoying the views with no traffic, but I should have done it Tuesday. There are now gates at each end, and somebody stationed there to make sure you don't go around them...

Also see my pictures and movies from the tunnel opening ceremonies

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BikeRide-Tunnel_NB_entrance-2013-03-30-143906.mp4 Movie (16MB) NB tunnel entrance movie
BikeRide-Tunnel_NB_exit-2013-03-30-144409.mp4 Movie (18MB) NB tunnel exit movie
BikeRide-Tunnel_NB_bridge-2013-03-30-144611.mp4 Movie (13MB) NB tunnel bridge movie
BikeRide-Tunnel_SB_bridge-2013-03-30-144723.mp4 Movie (11MB) SB tunnel bridge movie
BikeRide-Tunnel_SB_entrance_2013-03-30-144832.mp4 Movie (8.7MB) SB tunnel entrance movie
BikeRide-Tunnel_SB_exit-2013-03-30-145024.mp4 Movie (13MB) SB tunnel exit movie
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BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-143638 thumbnail This is where all the dirt and rock from boring the tunnels was dumped, just south and east of the tunnel entrances. Formerly a valley...
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BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-144054 thumbnail The green signal lights reflect all through the tunnels, providing an interesting lighting effect.
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BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-144153 thumbnail One of the emergency escapes between the two tunnels. The one in the center of the tunnel is large enough for emergency vehicles.
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BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-144538 thumbnail They clearly are expecting to have pedestrians, even though the signs at the tunnel entrance and exits say no pedestrians. The sign was wrong; no people or bikes in the southbound tunnel, just cars. It might have been triggered by me being in the northbound tunnel, but then why light up the southbound sign?
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BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-145458 thumbnail Gate at south end of "old" Devil's Slide highway
BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-145505 thumbnail Gate at south end of "old" Devil's Slide highway, with signs prohibiting entrance.
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BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-145552 thumbnail The old 1872 (1879?) Coast trail, above the south tunnel entrance
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BikeRide-Tunnel_2013-03-30-145651 thumbnail The coastline just below the south tunnel entrances. It was a pretty cloudy day, so the ocean had that special silvery glitter.
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