Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Night Ride

Today was a great day for a ride and  I decided to check out another road this town just ruined for a while. For some strange reason a road will get paved and then within six months they will have it chip sealed. Why I ask.

This picture above is the latest one they did. Granted, it was in pretty bad shape until they paved it and it turned out beautiful, but then they chip sealed it. For those of you who don't know what chip seal is, I'll explain. It's a gravel stone and asphalt base layer.

First they spray asphalt on the road, then spread a layer of stone on it. It remains like that for a month or so until all the vehicle traffic packs the stone. while it's in this state, it sucks to ride on because the rolling resistance is so high. Eventually they come back and sweep up the loose stone and their done. It can take up to a year for the road to smooth out, depending on how much traffic it gets. SUCKS BIG TIME!

Wednesday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

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