New 'Forgotten Road' Category
December 26, 2017
We're in the middle of a cold-snap right now, with day-time temps hovering around -4 ℉ (-20 ℃). There's snow on the ground and on the roads, so not the best riding weather ;-) With temperatures this cold, it's a time to gather 'round the fireplace, snuggle under blankets, and dream of next year's summer roads.
As such, it's as good a time as any to kick off our long-anticipated content category: the "Forgotten Road" segment we've been talking about since June (and earlier, too, I think).
As we travel, we find roads of a particular quality that strike right to the heart of why we ride ... they have very little traffic (as in no cars for miles and miles), little traveled to the point where the cracks in the pavement are green with growth, often don't have the shoulders mowed (we especially like that!), spectacular or exemplar views of the particular region, and sometimes even pretty good curves.
In fact, these roads were one of the inspirations for the whole Forgotten Roads project :-) Who'd have guessed?
Throughout last year's trips we built up a backlog of these, and we're going to start sharing them (as we're snuggled in the blankets, watching the snow fall).