Monday, 23 June 2008

Making bike routes more interesting

This van appears to be making it pretty tricky to negotiate the bike path between Springfield road and nine-tree hill (BTW, where are those trees?). To get through this gap you have to descend the hill, yank hard on the brakes and zig zag into the cutting.

But actually this could be beneficial. It forces anyone with limited skills to slow down before hitting Nine Tree Hill, so making their approach safer. And as for those with the skills, with a rugged enough bike and good timing, well, what does it offer? An excuse.

An excuse to come down Springfield road at speed, clear the pavement instead of the bike lane, and launch yourself straight into the nine-tree downhill at race speed!

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