Monday, August 3, 2009

Yipes Stripes

The signs of economic stimulus have reached Exit 151, literally. A number of county roads are being milled and re-surfaced this week, which means no parking...

No parking August 3 to 5

... and rough pavement...

Grooved pavement ahead!

... and closed roads, except for access to Applegate Farm. Thank goodness one can still get to Applegate's!

Road closed

A little bird told me that when the re-surfaced roads are painted, they will get two new features, striped shoulders and enhanced crosswalks. I hope that's so. Shoulder striping is a proven traffic-calming measure, yet some homeowners oppose it because they feel it mars the "suburban character" of a street. I can appreciate the sentiment, but it seems to me the hazards and nuisances posed by auto traffic moving at 50 mph (80 kph) on a residential street reduce property values more. I like striping.



Obviously. This is my second pair of striped cycling socks in ONline Supersocke 100, this time in Holiday Color 998.

7 comments:

Jaime said...

Good thing you could still get to Applegate's! I've been exactly once (I'm from South Jersey, so we don't have Applegate's down here) and it was so yummy. I will buy The Farm one day, just to say I did it. :)

Bezzie said...

Can you believe I had some doofus pass me on that grooved pavement? Apparently me going the speedlimit was just unacceptable.

Maybe he just had a wicked icecream craving?!

Nice socks! Still too hot for them though! Ha ha!

Kim said...

Nice stripey socks. Lots of roads near me are being resurfaced too. Years ago, the street I lived on was being resurfaced and there was a big Grooved Pavement sign across the street in front of my neighbors house. This neighbor played the guitar very loudly and I always thought the sign should've read Groovy Pavement. I still think of the guitar neighbor whenever I see the Grooved Pavement signs.

Nancy said...

It was interesting driving down Grove St. yesterday with only spray-painted traffic lines to go by on the newly-paved section. Continuing on down we encountered the bumpy moon-like quality of raised manhole covers and grrooovy pavement. My kids liked the jostling, me not so much ;o)

Your stripey socks are so pretty and bright!

Daniele said...

Loving the socks and see-through footwear!

stbyra said...

Where did you get the see-through shoes? I've been looking and can't find any. Need. Those. Shoes.

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