Chemong Lake viewed from PIne Hill Rd.

PTBO-Oshawa/Bowmanville June 2017

Mostly all good, but the gravel alternate routes currently suck.

Having a thing to attend in Hamilton this past weekend, we packed light (for us, still 2 panniers each), rode down to the Oshawa GO Station and took a train to the other end of the line. It was a good opportunity to check the state of the route to the west and note anything new.

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Airport Rd. Reconnection

It’s Rideable!

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Winning at Road Surface Roulette!

Late summer 2016 paving news...

You never know what you’ll get when road crews venture out to do some “improvements” in the region. Usually things end up worse, sometimes better, but truly, it seems to be a random crap shoot. Which county or township is responsible for any given section of that road? What’s the current management fad for road maintenance? What crew have they sent out to do the work? Some obviously give less than a fuck about the quality of their work, while others give not even the tiniest amount of fuck.

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Riding Dirt

Checking out the state of the unpaved.

It being a stinking, sweltering hot day today I chose to ramble about on the dirt roads to the southeast of the city and see how they’re doing.

As you can see, for the most part they’re doing good. And so, in that way that suggests I’m still 15 somewhere deep inside, a relaxed ramble became a high-cardio gravel sweatfest.

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