Thursday, December 20, 2007
Just When You Think Things Are Coming Around.
Two pretty good snow storms whacked us last week. My usual rides near home have to be partly on the local MUP and a two mile section of sidewalk to cross the New Bedford/Fairhaven bridge. The problem is that the sidewalk does not get cleared.
The traffic on the bridge can get testy, and riding it is very chancy, especially on a holiday weekend. Very rarely does a biker use the road when the sidwalks are available.
During the melt, the previous plowing of the MUP causes deep frozen ruts, making riding impossible. The past few days have given some warming temperatures and the rain today and tomorrow should clear the path nicely for the weekend. Riding in the city during the holidays can really be nice. It's all decorated and there are lots of families walking around doing all kinds of Christmassy stuff.
When the MUP is passable it's time to ride. A nice riding weekend in store? Could be. The only downer is that the bridge sidewalks have not been touched. That means there is a two mile long foot thick ice ball in the equation.