Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bike to Work Month - Day 6 - An Alternate Route

We are all creatures of habit. I have ridden on River Road hundreds upon hundreds of times over the last 20 years. I have ridden it so often that my bike has memorized every bump. I believe I could take my hands off the handlebars and my bike would navigate with ease. I choose to keep my hands on the handlebars, not for fear of crashing, but for fear of how unsettling it would be if my bike actually took control.

Of late, the city has been replacing the sewer system one house at a time and the impact upon River Road has grown with each passing day. Having now reached a point where the destruction spans 4 or 5 blocks and makes riding downright unbearable.

I am now forced to alter my route. The detour runs parallel with river road and is scarcely one block to the east, but I still feel like a stranger in a foreign land.

I long for the day when River Road will be restored to its rightful place and my commuting world can be set right once again.

No comments:

Post a Comment