moderated Re: Dangerous pavement on Skyline Blvd Oakland


Yahoo-Julie
 

Nick - we need more ride leaders! Love to have you volunteer ☺️
Ride leaders select or create the routes so that’s the best way to make sure you,  as part of FFBC group, get to ride what you’d like to ride!!
it’s hard to be prescient about every road we ride - as you noted, California roads in general are in far worse shape than any non-California roads. 
I wish we could transport outside California each week to ride!

Julie

On May 31, 2018, at 7:27 AM, Nick Laszlo <laszlonick@...> wrote:

Good call sending out this email, Julie!  My life definitely flashed before my eyes more than once on Tuesday, and my front wheel had to be retrued after that ride, so that’s not exactly my definition of a “fun ride”.  I suggest we should be a bit more selective when choosing our routes in the future.  Our #1 priority should always be to stay upright when we ride.  I think that the big guy upstairs was looking after us all on Tuesday, but we shouldn’t push our luck.  Broken bones don’t heal so quick at our age! 😉

Cheers,

Nick



On May 31, 2018, at 5:55 AM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

All - just a heads up that the Tuesday ride group noted significant pot holes on the southbound direction at the descent to the stoplight of Skyline and Joaquin Miller. This is the stoplight at which one makes a left turn to go to Redwood Road.
Fortunately we were riding northbound but the holes were large enough we all noted them. While they were circled with white paint, possibly to mark for repair, I doubt a descending bicyclist would see them in sufficient time to avoid as they are in the shade.
Northbound had holes also in shaded sections but not as extensive and we were ascending so more time to react. Most of us still hit a few though. Luckily no mishaps.
Be careful out there.
Julie



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