As a public service I'm going to post the reasons you shouldn't take just anybody
up on their offer to go ride when they make promises of a great
new road they found:
1.) This road may
be hidden in the middle of the city, taking 30 minutes of dealing with city traffic
just to get it to.
2.) This road may
be in a residential, marked at 35 mph
with additional fines for speeding (not to mention you could kill someone).
3.) This road may
have the worst pavement known to man with more road debris
than you've ever seen before.
4.) You may
get excited when you see a 90 degree turn marked at 10 mph, start to plan your line, twist the throttle and find that your lane no longer exists
and was taken over by a puddle of runoff.
5.) You may
start to worry when you see that the road keeps getting narrower and the lines are no longer painted, but surely
know where they're going...
6.) There may
be a large truck taking up the entire road
because he's found an off road trail and doesn't know how to access it.
7.) Just then a dirtbike may
rip down the shoulder and spray
you and your precious bike with gravel and mud.
8.) You may
start to wonder why there's so much gravel ruining each corner that could
have been good.
9.) You may
start to speed up
when your friends do on a nice straight away, see a nice corner up ahead and get excited...
THE ROAD MAY TURN TO GRAVEL WITH NO WARNING!!!
This could be followed by something from your "buddy" along the lines of, "Oh, I had never been down it this far before.."