This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Almost somewhere!

The new stretch of pathway adjacent to one of our busiest streets is nearly complete.   Since I saw the asphalt laid a couple of weeks ago, the curb cuts have been finished,
the crossings striped and dedicated crossing lights installed.  That part went beautifully and was done in really impressive time.    The only glitch to the whole project is the end.  The trail should connect two other trails helping to provide safe accommodations in a kinda east west meander through a heavily trafficked area.  
Unfortunately it ends in front of this stretch of private property before it reaches the corner and intersects with the other trail.  

So, to get to or from this little bit of asphalt we have to negotiate about 50 yards of lawn before or after jumping the curb in the parking lot for Latitude 42 brewpub.   Surely there is a solution to this, the trail is too long, too expensive and paved with too many good intentions to be left as the ultimate road to nowhere.


  1. Bikeways are always a good thing.

    Is that really private property. It's very unusual for a fire hydrant to be on private land.

    1. There is a private residence or business on that property. I assume the hydrant is the edge and receiving an easement is the holdup, but I really don't know any more than what I have seen.