This line of cruisers stretched around the bend on Sunday.
The plaza at the foot of the Two Rivers Bridge is shaping up. I'm curious about the plan for bathrooms and water availability.
It's really not unusual to see brides engaged in photo sessions along the trail. This glowing bride was at Two Rivers Park near the bridge.
The brutal February weather continued to chill Little Rock volleyball players right out of their pants.
While out riding on Sunday I was reminded of a question/problem presented by frequent ride buddy Sam Ledbetter and also by a thoughtful reader. That is, how will we manage the merging traffic at the junction of the east and west ramps of the Big Dam Bridge? I'm thinking that if it becomes a point of conflict, I'll probably try going down the west and up the east. That way I can stay to the right on the bridge and go on my way to clutter up traffic between the ramps if I happen to need to go the other way. It will get worked out, but there will need to be some protocol for safety's sake.
Everybody will need to mind their manners and be alert at the coming BDB junction.
I almost hesitate to mention this, but Drew Moffitt informs me that the radar speed-indicating sign on the BDB is in operation. I hesitate for fear that some reader will get the idea to see how fast they can go, but, of course, everybody who has seen the sign has already had that idea. I've got a great deal of faith in the good sense of area riders so that I'm certain that there will be no attemps to set and then break personal speed records. I'm equally certain that there will be no sharing of personal records resulting in others attempting to top said record. Hopefully, the game won't be popular for long, but somebody will always want to take a shot at the record that won't be established, become legendary and always be spoken of in low voices on long rides. Everybody is too responsible to speed on the BDB; however, I'm going to stick to my plan of descending the west ramp when it opens in order to avoid temptation and speedsters.
Goose Wars: Truce In Force
At Victory Lake, it's geese beware! I think these bouys have strobes and noise makers to disrupt the sleep of groggy geese. Nonlethal methods, including the use of dogs, have moved most of the geese out of the parks for now.
Fort Roots Paving
The road climb up to Fort Roots from River Road and Paul Duke Drive is being repaved and was closed to traffic as of Saturday. The pavement was in bad repair and some new asphalt will be appreciated.
This descent will be sweet with fresh pavement, but the popular climb up Fort Roots is closed for now. Asphalt paving doesn't take long and it should be better than ever.
Fort Roots as an institution has had a mixed history with cyclists. A near-ban took place a few years ago, so always bring your best manners if you enter the gates.
It's been crazy warm and that looks to continue as the days get longer. There are a lot of riders out getting in some early season miles and there are already many, many folks out strolling around the bridges and parks, so it pays to adjust your speed to the conditions.