Crazy talk, I know. You're like, "Last straw, dumbass. I've wasted countless minutes here and finally I have the excuse I need. I'm so done with your blog."
But hear me out.
Couple or 3 weeks ago I was on my way to work and I had this rad idea for a new shortcut that totally didn't pan out and in fact dumped me out on Sprague with no option but to ride down it.
I'm talking the general vicinity between University and Evergreen. Valleyway is the cat's meow, right? That's what I thought. Secondary arterial, low traffic, bike BUSINESS.
Not so fast keemosabi, it kinda sucks. A million 4-way stops, and crossing Pines can mess you up bad. I need to get to work.
Sprague, OTOH? Serious shit. All the loser streets have to stop for this mofu. Once you're on board the groove train, you roll hard and fast.
Thing is, traffic on Sprague is a bitch, but the other thing is that Sprague is a retail corridor and nobody retail even wakes up before nine. So you have the whole damn thing to yourself if you're riding to work at like any kind of hour that is like closer to morning than like afternoon.
I'll take a way different way home, so I can say this: "Bite me, shoppers. And thank you for letting me use your road this and every other morning."