Rocket Roger’s Road Report
Report as of August 31st, 2011
One of our avid triathletes locally is going to keep us abreast of the road conditions around the area to let us know of how things are shaping up for construction.
On the 70.3 route, there is 4k that is under construction, and needs packing down. It is pretty packed down, and we can be in the aerobars and do it no problem. Just be careful of the soft shoulder. It is stone chip packed down so is a bit bumpy. Just think of it as a fancy massage for free. Your bike will be fine on the road, just the vibration of the stone chip will be an annoyance at best.
Just be careful and slow down when turning from North Portage onto South Portage Road (left turn), and going from South Portage onto Dwight Beach Road, as there is some loose gravel there. We rode down the road on our bikes today it was fine…not perfect…but fine.
If you want to miss this altogether on your bike follow this route:
Here is a bypass route that allows you to bypass all of this area altogether. However, I rode it this morning, and it is totally rideable, just be careful turning left onto South Portage from North Portage, and then turning right from South Portage onto Dwight Beach Road.
If you are driving, remember, go down this part of South Portage Road (to Dwight Beach Road) with your car to help pack it down so it is ready for race day!
There is construction at the corner of highway 35 and highway 60. They are installing new culverts. It will be top notch asphalt according to Fowler Construction who is doing the work. The main corner is now paved, but there is a 10 foot section when you are turning off of Dwight Beach Rd onto 35. We are looking into it.
There is a bridge under construction in Baysville. One side is done, and the other should be done for race day they are telling us. Just have to take a breather at the lights if you get a red light!
On South Portage, at around 68km, there is a bridge being repaired (started today…), and we are looking into its completion. Good thing is that the traffic going the other direction has to yield to us.
Roger and Rich