I have a 15 mi. ride I call my time trial. Two years ago I did it at 17.4 mph and last year, due to less riding, I did it at 17.1 mph. So, this year I'm riding more, getting more fit and losing weight. In fact, I've lost 12 lbs and am starting to feel strong on the hills. A couple weeks ago I did my TT and was beset by headwinds the entire ride. Still managed 17.2 mph and was stoked. No doubt in my mind I could be knocking on the door to 18 mph sometime in late Sept. At age 65 and still 10 lbs over "cycling weight" at 185 lbs. I was really looking forward to future TT's. So, last Monday I went off on my TT and was met by very strong headwinds. I knew this was not the day for records but at least I was getting a good workout and would be ready when that cool, windless, record day arrived. I was about 12 mi. into the ride when I turned left onto Clubhouse Rd., a cyclist favorite around here. Residential and tree lined with a sight rise at the start and nice sloping downgrade with flowing corners Clubhouse Rd. is three miles long and where I gain my speed and make up for some of those hills at the mid-point of the ride. A swift and beautiful way to end the all out blitz to home. WTF!! As I crested the first rise and began to gain speed downhill I hit fresh chip seal. Two miles of chip seal causing the bike to be on the edge of traction and, of course, slowing me down just to stay upright in the corners. At the end of the road where it T's into Tobacco St. I stop and survey the Tobacco St. entrance to Clubhouse Rd. No warning sign until you're 15 feet into the corner and the chip seal. Anyone leaning a bike into that road will be on their ass in a heartbeat. When I got home I was pissed. They chip sealed Clubhouse Rd. which didn't need any work and they never posted an appropriate warning. I was almost too angry to speak when I called the First Selectman's office. Fortunately for them (and me too probably) they were closed and I had to leave a message. They haven't returned it.