View from the saddle – Dec. 9, 2011

I once more went through the ‘No Thru Traffic’ area on Barnes close to Bingham Elementary School on the commute.  The crews were working on asphalting the sections of the road that had been torn up.  I don’t know just what all the work was for, maybe new sewer lines.  I dismounted and walked my way through.  None of the workers gave any indication that I was a practicing sinner, in fact some of the greeted me in a friendly manner.

I saw what seems to be a float for the Springfield Christmas Parade that will take place today.  It was located in the parking lot of a regional grocery chain warehouse.

We should have good weather for the parade.  I hope they throw candy!

Stay happy,


About rlhoover

A perspective on life and cycling in the Ozarks. I started serious cycling in 2008, after seeing my wife be on the bike for a few years. We have biked many places and hope to continue. I am no where near being a real good cyclist, but I have fun trying to improve. Who am I kidding? Me? Improve??
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4 Responses to View from the saddle – Dec. 9, 2011

  1. I also had to walk my bike through the yards along that stretch yesterday morning. The big activity seemed to be pouring the sidewalk on the east side of the street.

    • rlhoover says:

      They seem to have finished up quite a restructuring of Monroe on the west side of Barnes. A fellow from work lives on that street. I would hate to have to go through what he and his family have had the past few months.

  2. Although I am adamant about riding as “traffic”, I do have to admit that similar scenes are repeated in Southern IL when I encounter a road closure that is ride-able.

    • rlhoover says:

      So far, so good regarding the workers letting me through. I realize that I am at their mercy and if they refuse passage, then I must respond gracefully and not get upset. I hope that by acknowledging their work, they will let me live. 🙂

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