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Old 06-20-10, 09:33 PM   #1
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Tunitas Creek paved near the top

Yep thats right folks. I was up there today and they finished re-paving the upper half. I kind of missed the potholes to be honest. Towards the middle there was some loose gravel. That was fun.
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Yeah, I was driving up there early last week (don't worry, I went during the middle of a weekday and encountered maybe six cyclists, whom I very carefully passed) and came upon the work truck parked across 2/3 of the road. I was thankful for driving such a small car.

Even though it appears to be chipseal, at least it's paved, which is more than you could say about it before.
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wow seriously? i like the smooth surface of the steep part. not sure how i feel about chip seal - i don't see how thats any better than what was there before...
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I could be wrong about the chipseal part, or it could have just been the first step. It's dark up there. I just know that half of it pinged off the bottom of my car.
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I descended it this morning. What a pleasure compared to the way it used to be. I didn't lose any dental fillings coming down.

I didn't see much loose gravel at all today.
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Good but

I think Tunitas getting fresh pavement is good news, now I wish the cobblestone like sections of Skyline near 92 will be repaved. At 35 mph I donít trust many stretches of that road and I take the whole lane looking for best pavement. I donít care if cars have to queue behind me for a brief time. Far as Iím concerned, this would be a good use of stimulus dollars.
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I could be wrong about the chipseal part, or it could have just been the first step. It's dark up there. I just know that half of it pinged off the bottom of my car.
Wasn't that bad, so they did whatever the last part required. There were also signs of "fresh oil" which brought images of fiery crash to my mind. lol
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Now if they could just get to the top of Old La Honda... though the rough road pretty much marks where I start my sprint
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Now if they could just get to the top of Old La Honda... though the rough road pretty much marks where I start my sprint
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That bit is awful. It's a lite version of China Grade, really.
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So I rode up that way yesterday. They are doing something to the top of Kings - I think they are sticking big asphalt patches all over the road. Anyhow the tar is really sticky but I didn't feel like I lost any grip on the descent. I even passed a car and caught up to another that was pacing two motorbikes.
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