Sunday, July 7, 2013
This may not look like a lot to many of you, but this is pure joy to my little cycling heart--and everyone in our area, motorists, too. It's a road project that added nice, smooth shoulders along a rather sketchy stretch of road. Except for a couple of short sections, and then rarely, I avoided this road, until now. Crews are still working on culverts and drainage issues, and striping will be added, but the infamous Highline Rd. now has a fat, smooth shoulder--boooyah! These shoulders go on for miles, too. I never thought I would see this in my lifetime. We're kind of a backwoods area of the state, but we've got a good representative, and stuff keeps happening. I've still got a bike-centric wish list for the roads in our area--don't we all?--but I'm very, very happy about this. Got out today for a nearly 30 miler with the old Haluzak, two major climbs, on the road a little before 6AM. I had to stop and document a little groovy cyclishious blacktop love action.