Thursday, 21 August 2008

Waste of a good berm

The run up to the new Temple Quay bridge is a bit of a disappointment. There's a lovely left hand bend, with a steep bank that is dirt right now, but will probably be grassed over. That would be an excellent berm for any MTB or BMX rider to use as their line through the corner, get up to speed on the straight then drift over to the grass, banking through the bend and then dropping down, gaining extra speed to push through whatever traffic calming the bridge designers will try and sneak in.

But look at how it's been ruined. Someone has gone and stuck a light, just at the bend. What a waste. You are going to hit that lamppost with your full body if you try to work the berm. Wasted. Don't bike path designers recognise that the bits by the side of the path are there to make commuting interesting?
[Photo: TerryM]

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