Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Bikes: Schwinn Prelude
Originally Posted by BigUgly
Aaahhhhh Jamaica!! Cycling in the nice warm Carribean. Thanks for the video. I am sitting here looking out my window at 14" of snow and the roads are still covered a little bit and we are supposed to get more snow this week. It's about 17 degrees out right now. The road seems somewhat narrow, do you have to worry about car traffic when you are riding?
Yeah, our cold weather is 60 F
Its Jamaica bro, most of the roads are narrow..
one lane going, one lane coming.
There are 4 lane roads but that is a way off and I need to build up some more stamina before tackling those, the road I live on is about the same size and if I ride here I have to deal with buses, trucks, trailers, cars, etc.
A couple years ago some cyclists were killed on this same road, apparently a taxi driver was on his way home at about 6am and fell asleep at the wheel and missed a corner and plowed into 6 or 7 people, it was a big thing back then. We try to be on the lookout, fortunately there are now dozens of cyclists riding on a Saturday and Sunday and quite a few during the week, so they have gotten used to us riding there.
I will have Wayne record our ride on the weekend and post a good quality video.