Monday, October 13, 2008

A ride around Eureka Bay

Yesterday the bay was too tempting to ignore. So...mounting my trusty Rivendell, I headed into a brisk wind for the Tsunami Zone.

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What, exactly, is one supposed to do about signs like TSUNAMI HAZARD ZONE and the perennial Freeway favorite: FALLING ROCKS? If you lived in the house shown here, you'd say to guests: "turn left after the Tsunami Hazard sign.

Eureka Bay spread out on my left--on my right, behind a wall of dunes, the Pacific Ocean. Both these photos are of the Bay. Why are natural disaster areas like volcanos and Tsunami zones always so beautiful?
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The dual cycling lanes along Old Arcata Road won't be complted until next Spring, after the rains. Here's where it stands now.
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The dreaded Indianola intersection, will have it's own bicycle bypass lane.
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Closer to Bayside, the road is wider and brighter, however, a few gravel stretches make it tough going on a bike. Apparently, the plan is to widen the whole road at that end, to make room for the bicycle lanes.