Sunday, October 23 2011 @ 11:42 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
See Stuart Lamb's report and warning below. The County did warn us about repaving work on Green Bridge and Triadelphia Mill but the word did not have get out to everyone who rides these roads. PLEASE let any rider you see in area while riding know to avoid this area and send this to all listserves and all riders you know.
Vigo (CTA)/Bob Reid (MMTC): It is especially important to push this out to triathletes since road work is on the roads they normally train on.
Mark DeLuca/Bill Malone: Please have road crews investigate any issues with warning signs.
Captain McKissick: I would appreciate any information you can provide on condition of cyclist and any contact info.
I will put out word when road work has been completed and roads are again safe to ride.
Bicycle Advocates of Howard County
From: Stuart Lamb
Cyclist injured today, shook my Garmin to death, water bottle ejected! The road from the Triadelphia curve where is becomes Triadelphia Mill (below Roxbury) to the end at Green Bridge road has been severely milled, very dangerous, 90% swept (luckily) but is really NOT ride-able on a road bike.
I was nearing the end of a metric century, climbed Roxbury, sharp right on Triadelphia, flew down to the curve and saw the 6” drop where the road essentially ends and becomes a horrible mix of carved up asphalt, old potholes, gravel. Vibrated me nearly off the road and very dangerous with cars trying to overtake constantly but having to weave to avoid holes.
Apparently, part way up Green Bridge has been repaved and I did the right/left jog to remain on Triadelphia Mill which is in terrible condition but has not yet been milled (if it is going to be?). I climbed out and finished my ride.
I came upon two HoCo police cars near the bottom of the hill just before Green Bridge. I was telling them how the signage (if there was any) was not visible to me coming from Dorsey and therefore I made it to the bottom before I knew it was torn up. I also reported to them a vehicle description and license number so they could send a letter to a honking, hassling driver from the morning departure. Then I noticed the bicycle.
They informed me that a young woman from Catonsville, out training for a big Tri (he said; in CA? San Fran?, “she won’t be making that trip…”) had not descended the hill as carefully as I had approaching them and wiped out. They said she was “flown” to shock trauma so I am assuming they mean by helicopter. Her bike looks familer, a dark blue painted SEVEN with a very tall headtube, Garmin 205/305 on stem, was lying next to the road & cars. I made sure they knew to take it and protect it (valuable).
There was one generator driven reader sign but it had been towed and parked at the park halfway through the torn up section (useless). It says the road work is to begin on/or about 10/25 which was the announcement we got from BAHC.
Oh well, started early.