We’re southbound on NYS Rt 376, approaching the Wappinger Creek bridge at mile marker 1102, avoiding the overgrowth coming through the guide rail:
Avoiding the pothole growing across the right wheel track:
Normally, I ride to the left of that pothole, down the middle of the lane, so it’s easier to avoid the next section of overgrowth through the guide rail:
This time, we’re as far to the right as we can get, because we’re being overtaken by a semitrailer trash hauler:
Which is proceeding as far to the left as the driver can possibly squeeze it:
Half a lane is more than we sometimes get:
Away he goes:
We always try to be friendly, because we’re sure to meet again some day:
Mary says he waved back, so it’s all good.
Elapsed time: about twelve seconds.
For whatever it’s worth, eight years ago, NYS DOT Region 8 South Dutchess Residency did a much better job of clearing the overgrowth along Rt 376:
That was then, this is now.