Post-tuneup, I’ve been back on the roads the past couple weeks.
My enthusiasm for being back in the saddle has been tempered by the awful shape of the roads. The harsh winter has resulted in a burgeoning crop of spring potholes, which likely get worse as temperatures rise.
Local governments may not have the cash – or be getting it from the state or feds – to do the types of patchwork they’ve done in the past.
My rides have toured northwestern Westchester, including Routes 133, 134, 100 and 35; Moseman Road; Shinglehouse Road; and the bike path between Millwood and Yorktown.
In one instance, on Route 100 near Somers, I struggled through a stretch where some holes had been temporarily filled. The stuff stuck to my tires and I almost ground to a halt.
I’d like to hear about other riders’ experiences on the roads this year; which places to avoid or which ones are in decent shape, etc.