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P.O.: Opinions on riding W Burnside/Barnes
I am wondering what's the general opinion on riding W Burnside out past 23rd and after it turns into Barnes, mainly going west and UP that long incline.
It's two lanes, but the shoulder is mostly nonexistent. Traffic is at 40mph. I'm sure it's rideable if I went out there and did it. I don't believe that most people would be too frustrated having to switch lanes to pass me going up, and traffic in that direction generally seems manageable, but I'm wondering how it's generally viewed upon, both from a bicyclist's point of view and that of those in autos.
I've seen riders going west from the strip in the West Hills with the QFC on Barnes, and I'm always wondering if they just climbed the hill. I've never seen anyone actually riding up.