More Gravel Gremlins
The previously mentioned gremlins have torn up the pavement on Division between Hwy 28 and Duro 5th Line (about a kilometer) and replaced it with gravel. Apparently it will be allowed to “settle” and then be chip-sealed at some future date when the stars align. Ridden yesterday (as was Sweeney Line) on 700cx26 tires on a classic steel road bike without much problem. A couple of tri’s on plastic fantastic were navigating it as well without too much trouble and lord knows what sized skinnys they were riding.
Ah crap! The County has unleashed their road destroying gremlins this spring. Almost all gravel roads have been “re-graded”, a process that involves taking beautifully smooth dirt with strategic potholes that slow down jerks who would barrel along at 90 kph and covering them with an even layer of big nasty gravel. Conditions will improve as the roads get used, quickly on the busier routes, but it may be months before roads are as nice as they were. Some of the best roads, the most out of the way, may take years to recover.