Yesterday we took issue with LEO’s spindly-trust-fund-malnourished-butt v.v. its recent flareup of parochial anti-regionalism.
Today, to show there are no hard feelings, here’s my good friend John Mahorney with a two-wheeled statement about sharing the road, one that includes both principle and pragmatism.
Debits yesterday, credits today. What other local print publication includes a column on bicycling?
Why we ride: River Road is for people, by John Mahorney (LEO Weekly)
I’ve heard it before from more than a few people. “I can’t stand it when you cyclists ride on River Road!” Then, a sentence or two later: “It sure is a pretty road. I love to drive it.”
The River Road Corridor, designated a Kentucky State Scenic Byway in 1994, is a seven-mile stretch offering the best views of the Ohio River within Jefferson County. Cyclists have enjoyed it since cycling first became popular in the 1890s. To this day it can be enjoyable and exciting, but, at times, daunting or terrifying, depending on time of day, week, or if you are alone or in a group.
Finally, it is getting a little attention, which could make it safer for everyone. More on that later, but first, a little history …