Late summer 2016 paving news...
Hence my name for the process “Road Surface Roulette”.
I can report that Division Rd. is now fully paved between PTBO and Norwood, that annoying section of dirt east of Hwy. 38 having been chipsealed at some point this season. That’s mighty good news for anyone riding the northern route out of town.
Highlighting just how truly random the whole business is:
The surface from Cameron Line to 38 is perhaps the finest, smoothest chipseal I’ve ever seen, it’s better than most paved surfaces! On the other hand, the surface east from 38 is almost the worst chipseal surface I’ve encountered, even worse that the section east from Hwy. 28 that needed extensive cold patching less than a year after it was done.
Anyway, enjoy the freedom to ride to Norwood without being dusted, there’s a new ice cream joint on the main drag.