Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes: 2013 MEC Col Ltd. road bike; 2012 MEC Silhouette hybrid; 2001 Specialized Allez (too small); 1984 Raleigh 5-speed city bike; 1985 Boyes-Rosser tourer; 1976 Raleigh Twenty folding bike; 1988 (?) Kuwahara "Blaze" mountain bike
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AUGH!! I hate driving. Should have biked!
(the constant refrain, actually).
I had an eye appointment this morning. It was not very far away, just a 10 minute drive, or a reasonable ride. Feeling lazy this morning (I was up late), I decided to drive. WRONG.
There is only one route east to west on this end of the city, Glenmore Trail. There are only 2 on-ramps available for westbound Glenmore. One of them was closed today. Guess where the sign for said closure was. If you said "right on the ramp itself, two blocks past the last available detour point," you win a cookie! So all the traffic from 14th Street (which feeds onto that ramp and goes NOWHERE ELSE) had to go east on Glenmore, then most of them tried to loop around on the next exit, which was backed right up of course because it is a much smaller road and only has one lane for turns onto Glenmore.
There was nothing on the city's traffic information website. The two radio stations which advertise traffic updates said nothing about it. I went into that stupid thing BLIND. And now I have to wait two more weeks for a rescheduled appointment, with glasses that are repidly deteriorating - the anti-glare coating is coming off - and I won't be able to get my cycling sunglasses in time for the century ride I'm signed up for at the end of the month.
If I'd ridden my bike, none of that would have happened