Real life adventures while cycling in Texas, 32.3° N 96.6° W
It seems strange and ironic that where the pavement is new and beautiful, you're allowed to ride on the road, but where it's pock-marked and terrible, you're being directed to ride in the even-worse shoulder ... especially on a road that has passing lanes.Perhaps one day Ennis, TX will understand that tax-paying cyclists are a better buy than tax-paying drivers, since they produce less wear and tear on the road, and get its ducks in a row? From all you've said about the police and so forth in Ennis, they do seem to be good people, just ... misguided.Also, if I were the Ennis PD, I would be issuing summonses for people placing what amount to non-emergency calls to 911, not bugging the cyclist they're calling about (unless, of course, the cyclist in question actually needed help!).Glad to see you're still riding!
Great page of photos, Reed! You are documenting this crazy story so it can't be forgotten. The truth will prevail.
Kokorozashi said..."Also, if I were the Ennis PD, I would be issuing summonses for people placing what amount to non-emergency calls to 911, not bugging the cyclist they're calling about (unless, of course, the cyclist in question actually needed help!)."Excellent point, sir.
That shoulder sucks.
Khal said..."That shoulder sucks."Khal, Andy Clarke (in his fact-impaired missive yesterday)says that is a 'perfectly rideable shoulder'. Who are you going to believe? Andy or your lying eyes?
I routinely ride on very similar shoulders. I haven't crashed my bike, been hit by a car, or gotten a ticket.
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