I wanted to get one more ride in this month, and the weather cooperated beautifully by steering most of the rain around me.

No Bike Rack at Ace Hardware
No Bike Rack at Ace Hardware

I took a long circuitous route to Ace Hardware and Marsh (grocery store), partly to avoid riding on Sagamore Parkway and also to make the ride a little longer. (I’ve probably said it before, but even though the Cattail Trail is a great addition to West Lafayette, the stretch that crosses the entrances to Wal-Mart has to be the most dangerous cycling area in town. I always jump the curb to ride on the street before reaching that section.)


Coming home on Salisbury Street, I noticed this message spray painted in the bike lane – STAY IN BIKE LANE. Instead of a rant from an angry motorist, I’m guessing that it is an instruction from the road construction crews from last summer and fall. Although my North Work Route follows this street north, I haven’t used the southbound side in a long time. I can’t remember how the temporary lanes were setup to understand the direction, but it is kind of neat that they were thinking about us cyclists during construction.

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