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Old 05-27-17, 03:20 PM
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SylvainG
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
This fine quality Wisconsin road is part of my commute: Main Street La Crosse
It's not bad and low traffic, but has typical potholes and cracks. Since my commute is rather short and involves streets on a grid system, I can avoid most of the worst roads.

OTOH, Highway 162 is convenient for a lot of road cycling routes, but the descent makes me very nervous every time...
First one looks like it's rough like mine but the second one would make me nervous too. Highway, no shoulder and curving

Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Well, if I commuted I'd have to ride down and then back up this canyon each day. It's a narrow road with no shoulders in most places. On one side you have barriers and the river and on the other you have the mountain side and rock walls.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2535...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2379...2!8i6656?hl=en

Even once I reach my valley it's a wonderful view with low traffic volume but no shoulders at all most of the way and rough chipseal. I ride these roads everyday.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2807...2!8i6656?hl=en

The "major intersection" near the house...

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3048...2!8i6656?hl=en
Signs on the first says it's not recommended for pedestrian and cyclist. Shoulder doesn't look that narrow to me, but the second, wow. Nice road but not only no shoulder, I would be afraid of falling rocks! Third one looks peaceful but not when buzzed by cars and trucks.

Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
SylvainG,

Which one is the bad one I'm supposed to look at?
I wouldn't want to ride on your roads if you don't find those I posted bad

Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
I have three miles of this bad road on my commute - and it is worse than it looks in pictures. There are some missing chunks, so the holes are 3-4" deep, the cracks are about an inch across. The pictures also don't show the 1" deep herringbone pattern in the surface from when a farm tractor went down that road when it was soft and left permanent tire impressions. I ride on 27x1-1/8 tires (that's 28mm for you 700c guys) and the rough road has literally rattled my rear blinkie light to death!

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3537...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3619...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3650...7i13312!8i6656

This is through an industrial park:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3716...7i13312!8i6656

then there's the 'No pedestrians or bicycles' section that I have to ride for only a mile

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3799...7i13312!8i6656

Four miles of this:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3963...7i13312!8i6656

and then the last two miles of my commute are:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4338...7i13312!8i6656
Yep, first part is worst than mine but then, wow, smooth ride from there...

When I'm not on the road, these are some of the bike paths that I take.

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4414...8!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4554...8!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4406...8!9m2!1b1!2i38
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