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North Shore Trail Closure—May 13–17

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StuInMcCandless

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Jun 4 2013 at 5:59am #

I haven’t tried it in the dark yet. But previously, night riding on that trail was a bit of a crapshoot, as you couldn’t see the holes and puddles/lakes to avoid them.

I am also curious to see how well this holds up over winter. Perrymont Road in McCandless got a tar-and-chip re-do in June of 2011, and by February 2012 had a nasty pothole.


Benzo

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Jun 4 2013 at 7:15am #

I think the tar and chip is ‘supposed’ to be a bit better since it’s more flexible than asphalt and won’t chunk off in the same way. Only time will tell though. I’ve been through at night, it’s not bad. A bit buggy, but predictable assuming you’ve got a half way decent commuter light.

I can’t even ride on the strip district trail now, there are more bugs there than I’ve ever seen before. Just waves and waves of them. There are a few on the north shore side, but the strip side is way too much.


StuInMcCandless

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Jun 5 2013 at 9:22am #

Are there any bat enthusiasts in the house? Bats are excellent bug eaters. If we could entice a couple colonies of bats to set up shop along in there somewhere, that would help, I’m sure.


helen s

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Jun 6 2013 at 12:56pm #

There used to be some bat houses near panther hollow lake- I suspect the aformentioned bugs are midges, small black flying insects that sometimes hatch out in large numbers. They usually will not remain real thick for a long period.

We do have some mayflies hatching out on the north shore today.
First ones aI have seen this year.

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