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HOV lanes closed for Triathlon this weekend

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Marko82

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Jul 26 2013 at 7:42am #

“The HOV lanes on the Parkway North will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday for Pittsburgh Triathlon events, PennDOT announced today”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/pittsburgh-triathlon-to-close-parkway-north-hov-lanes-696883/#ixzz2a9efeHfx

I thought I’d post this to make sure that no one “uses” these lanes while they are closed, because that would definitely be wrong to do.


RustyRed

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Jul 26 2013 at 8:31am #

Marko82 wrote:“The HOV lanes on the Parkway North will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday for Pittsburgh Triathlon events, PennDOT announced today”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/pittsburgh-triathlon-to-close-parkway-north-hov-lanes-696883/#ixzz2a9efeHfx

I thought I’d post this to make sure that no one “uses” these lanes while they are closed, because that would definitely be wrong to do.

They could use Banksville Rd for the swimming portion instead!


mr marvelous

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Jul 26 2013 at 8:52am #

It sounds exciting, but how do I get the family down to the Parkway to watch the race. It seems to be a terrible location for spectators.


pinky

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Jul 26 2013 at 9:17am #

In the past, the bike turnaround has been at the McKnight Park n Ride – that would be one place to watch. Otherwise, the roads along Heinz Field are the beginning/end of the bike course and are spectator friendly.

It’s going to be crowded this year because of the construction near Bettis’ – I think the transition area will end up taking most of the grassy area.

Also I remember the pavement on the HOV being less than desirable with lots of gravel and holes and crap, for those of you not riding on it overnight. Though it’s been a few years since I did this race, so it may have been paved in the meantime.


rice rocket

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Jul 26 2013 at 11:28am #

Swim/bike transition is always the most amusing to watch.


Vannevar

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Jul 26 2013 at 10:08pm #

If a cyclist were asked by PersonsOfAuthority to make a safety inspection of the HOV lane, it might look something like these images I found while doing a Google search.

Coming inbound/southbound/downhill (pick your preferred alignment), the right lane was much smoother than “my friend” Cesar Catastrophe remembers from the old PedalPgh route.

3.5 mile downhill, no pedalling until it got flat.

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