Every other road around here is named after a church, chapel or some other religious building. It is the bible belt, after all. So there I am on Green Level Church Road (see?) which intersects with Green Level Road twice but don’t take Green Level to Durham Road because it’s partly gravel– wait, where was I?
Oh yes, on Green Level Church Road, on the outskirts of Cary or is it Morrisville at that point that is creeping outward to where fields, pastures and farmland are the rule. But not for long as new neighborhoods crop up faster than you can imagine. I didn’t ride in the area for a few months last year and when I returned everything looked so different I darned near got lost.
Development of this speed means construction and lots of big, road-tearing-up construction vehicles. Granted, once they are done with that piece of development, they must repair the road, but the stop-gap approach seems to be dumping some blobs of rocky asphalt in the potholes that get too big to ignore, of which there are many. Such a pleasure to ride one’s bike over a combination of holes and large lumps on an already chip and sealed road. If one could ride out near the center line, it would be smoother, but alas, more development begets more vehicular traffic.
Sigh…. It’s enough to make one pine for a normal heat-rutted chip and seal surface like Holland’s Chapel Road or Martha’s Chapel Road. See? More church roads. What did I tell ya?