Saturday, September 11, 2010

The streets are paved with AWESOME!

(This image was stolen from Rigtenzen, and I give him posthumous credit.  He may not be dead, I don't know, but this is his...)

I've just stopped flinching on the last turn to my home on the ride from work. The fine folks at the Minneapolis Public Works recently milled off some of the streets and then paved them over with brand new tarmac.

OOHHHH that's gonna be nice.

There were a couple of bicyclist-crippling potholes in my path and I've finally stopped having to adjust my line and panic when I don't immediately see them. Thank you to all of the fine folks that made things happier for me!

It's funny how used one gets to a small tic to avoid a larger unpleasantness, anticipating the bad street, the well-known pot hole, the traffic one expects when coming to a familiar street.  It's nice lose one once in a while.


rlove2bike said...

I'm glad to hear your route got better. One thing that really pisses me off while riding is forgetting about a pothole, that I fully know is there, and hitting it dead center. If you have any aches and pains, the pothole will remind you where they are.

rigtenzin said...

I agree, the recent street patches are really nice. Some of my rough routes have turned into smooth sailing.