Riding Foothills Parkway with my roommate last night, we stopped at the far side overlooking the lake. For those of you unfamiliar with Deal's Gap, this is right at the foot of the Gap. I pointed that out to my roomie, who was all stoked at his new-found proximity to this semi-legendary stretch of asphalt.
I hit upon a plan.
"I could get a job at the gas station on the other side of the Gap! I'd have the world's coolest bike commute! I'd be riding the Gap twice a day; no one would be able to touch me!"
I calmed down after being reminded that working in a Gas 'n' Go wouldn't finance much in the way of bike stuff.
Anyone else plan their commute around good riding roads?
My commute is out the kitchen door, 23 paces across the driveway and into my office in the shop Really tough to get the tires warmed up. Now, I DO plan errands around the best routes and with the limited population here, there's rarely any traffic to speak of.
Our greatest challenge in life is living up to our own potential.
Hwy 95 between Knoxville and the East TN Technology Park(formerly K-25... home of Eastern half of the Manhattan Project) is a very fun road and many try their best to hit that on any trip or commute possible.
When I worked at our "other" office, I always took the long road home since it was curvy.
Last summer a guy I know from some bike meets told me a story from his previous weekend at the Gap.
Started talking to another rider. Turns out the guy was a local "Po-Po" (see words I hate thread ). The guy had quite his job with another dept in the mid-West. Moved to TN and gotten a job with a local dept down there. Best of both worlds. Gets to ride The Gap when he wants, knows when the patrols are out and I doubt gets any tickets!