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Old 02-22-20, 03:00 PM
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Anyone here been over the new bridge to Hatteras Island? Iím thinking of riding to Rodanthe in the morning and am curious what to expect riding over the new bridge. Iíve been as far as the light house so I have an idea what route 12 is like, Iíve just never been over the new bridge.

While drivers are mostly courteous on Route 12 in Kitty Hawk, KDH and Nags Head, once you hit the National Park heading south, they become aggressive and I get a lot of close passes. I really am hoping the new bridge has a decent shoulder or cycling lane.
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Plan on doing this in the spring. Let me know how it goes.
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bampilot06 I made it over the new bridge to Hatteras Island on Sunday morning and wanted to let you know that the bridge does have good clearance for cycling. I there was a lot of debris (rocks, rusted bolts, even a dead rabbit) in parts of the bridge. On the down sides, I opted for the lane to avoid hitting the debris. Living in the flat lands most of my adult life, coming down off of that bridge was a treat, I'm sure it was the fastest I have ever been on bicycle. They were doing repaving on the Island and there was a lot of sand on the roadway as well but that should be good by the time you make your ride in the spring. I'm sure the sand drifts on the road were from the storm that came through last Thursday/Friday.


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Thanks for the update!!!! Iím glad it went well for ya.
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