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Friday, October 30, 2009

Ode to Smooth Pavement

In these times of government stimulus money, good things can actually happen, like new smooth pavement. These streets had been overdue for re-surfacing, and it seems to me that if I'm going to piss and moan about bad pavement, it is only fair that I also celebrate the good stuff.

So, without further adieu:



With most new paving jobs in London, bike lanes are being added. I don't know if they added width or just paint in this case. On this stretch of road I could take 'em or leave 'em. I ride in pretty much the same spot I would without the lines, and most cars seem to behave about the same.


Keep it Smooth this Weekend,


R A N T W I C K

6 comments:

Bike Lemming said...

Smooooooth pavemeeeenttttt....

Steve A said...

God bless potholes. They help train motorists not to run into stuff. Still, an occasional velvety smooth road IS real sweet.

Rantwick said...

Steve - I think your "potholes as driving training" theory is badly flawed. Smooth pavement is where it's at man, for everyone on wheels.

Rollz said...

How many more cyclists do you think you would see if all the roads were like that? The last month I have only seen the same two people.

Steve A said...

Finally got my internet working and was able to watch your video, complete with sound effects. I can't write any more. I'm laughing too hard. Potholes will have to wait......................................................

Rantwick said...

Rollz - Lots more, I bet, beginners in particular. They hate cracks and other destabilzing things. Are you planning to ride all winter?

Steve - I love using those voice clips; glad you enjoyed 'em too.

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