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Told my missus Bob this morning that I was going to gas up the bike. I took off down the freeway for a fueling station about 25 miles east of here :D. Ran into two couples on Harleys fueling up there as well. They were on their way to buggies and blues. Had to chat with them for awhile. Then, I decide to take the long way home. I head about 12 miles south and connected to a nice curvy two laner to take me home. About 40 minutes later, just 5 miles outside of town I spot the sign, road construction, "pavement ends". Crap. I don't know what to expect. I ride that road often. I did not know it was being worked on.
Well, let's just say the last five miles were bad. Potholes, loose gravel, no shoulder, cages not slowing down from the other direction and throwing rocks up at me. Wow. Maybe I should have turned around when I saw the sign and road the 40 miles back to the fueling station and then the 25 miles back home on the freeway. But, I got home without any bad incedent and my two girls didn't seem to notice how long I'd been gone.
 

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exavid wrote:
I've ridden quite a few miles on gravel with my 'Wing. It's paint shows it. What I hate most are the fools driving toward you that won't slow down to pass by. Years ago when there were a lot more unpaved roads most people knew enough to slow enough not to throw gravel at oncoming cars. No more, they must have their heads up somewhere to keep their ears warm.
Exactly. The posted speed limit in the construction zone was 35 but it seemed like the cages coming from the other way were flying. Rocks were in the air every time I met one. The road was negotiable. Flying rocks are difficult to dodge.
 
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