The long winter of our discontent has given way to the glorious spring of our bike-riding.
But though the cold and snow are gone, remnants remain. They did a number on a number of Westport roads, and the public works folks have not yet been able to repair all the damage.
Alert — and not very pleased — cyclist Larry Berman took these photos on recent rides:
Hitting these potholes in a car is bone-rattling. Imagine hitting them on a 23mm bicycle tire. I hope drivers will please take extra caution around cyclists. Many times we are forced into the middle of the road to avoid dangerous shoulders.
There’s a lot to be said for Westport’s narrow, winding roads. And not all of it is “!@#$%^&*.”
We’re all in this together. Let’s slow down. Look out for each other. And take time to smell the forsythia.