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Archive for July 22nd, 2015

Road Conditions: Maloney Road from Rt 376

We take the Wappingers section of Maloney Road from Rt 376 to the Dutchess Rail Trail; it’s our main connection to the DCRT for southbound rides.

Here’s a look at 1500 feet of Maloney, starting just uphill from the entrance to the strip mall (click on any image to embiggen and browse the gallery):

Many of those longitudinal cracks go down through multiple patch layers and through the original pavement. Rolling your wheel through them would produce an instant upset.

Most drivers give us as much room as they can, but we’ve had some very near misses. Some drivers object loudly to our presence in the middle of the lane, probably because we’re pedaling slowly up the hill, although there’s really no safe path along the right side of the roadway.

The downhill side seems slightly better, but not by very much.

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