Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: OTP South
Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, DawesSST
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I went from a 4000 mile year living in the southern suburbs of Atlanta, to something like a 700 mile six months. The only place I would ride after my first few was the Silver Comet. I agree wholeheatedly with the above posters comments. Drivers here are quite inconsiderate. What is funny (not really) is that they are 100X better than they were a few years ago, so it is improving. The other concern expressed, the roads, are a big part of the negative aspect as well. The condition of the "bike" portion of the road or more aptly the area you get pushed to is commonly rutted and heaved with rain grates turned the wrong way perfectly wide for catching tires as well as close proximity to the telephone poles and other roadside crap. The only time I will consider riding in Atl at this point are large organized rides where traffic is diverted or dispersed through the size of the crowd.
Last edited by punkncat; 11-28-13 at 08:44 AM.