Yippee! Spring is only days away and riding season will soon be upon us. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the streets and roads in and around Almonte (where I live) are FULL of potholes. Big ones. Deep ones. Ones I definitely do not want to ride into. Uh uh.
So, I have a plan.
I’m going to start the season very carefully with slow (even slower than usual!) reconnaissance rides around my preferred local routes to suss out where the hazards are so I’m not surprised when I come across them. I am fortunate to be retired and able to ride during the day when there is less traffic to contend with.
I think it will likely be another month before I’m on the road again and I’m really looking forward to getting out. In the meantime, more #bikerpoetry 🙂
by susan © 2023
spring has sprung, it’s time to ride
but hazards we must now abide
salt and sand and potholes deep
make us want to stop and weep
when winter temps are warm then cold
street surfaces tend not to hold
water frozen underneath
causes heaves in pavement sheaths
bikers care not how they’re formed
we just want roads uniform
black and smooth, without a crack
like we find out on the track
so we can ride on safely past
go braaap and vroom and have a blast
© 2023 Susan Macaulay. I invite you to share my poetry and posts widely, but please do not reprint, reblog or copy and paste them in their entirety without my permission. Thank you.