March 13, 2013

Longitudinal "Dryer" Cracks

This morning I threw a leg over my bike for my commute.  It was nice.  The road was just wet enough tha have me concerned, though.  With a broken rear fender I'm prone to receive the dreaded "racing stripe".

In the dark (by the way, the dark is hard to take after having the light for a few weeks.), my lights revealed a sheen of wet that was fortuitously interrupted by longitudinal cracks in the pavement.  By riding on the downhill- or curb-side of the cracks I was effectively reducing the amount of water my tire could fling at me.

Which was fine until I came to the newly refinished Post Street.  I don't usually make a habit of cursing smooth pavement but...