Bicycling in and around Atlanta.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

2007 Tour de Georgia Route

You heard it hear first.


April 16
Peachtree City to Macon
April 17
Thomaston to Rome
April 18
Rome to Chattanooga TN
April 19
ITT Chickamauga to Lookout Mountain
April 20
Dalton to Brasstown Bald
April 21
Lake Lanier Islands to Stone Mountain Park
April 22
Atlanta (circuit)

Monday, November 20, 2006

Mole Man Attacks

Well here's the newest stupid idea for solving Atlanta's traffic problem:


Yes, the Reason Foundation has put forth a plan that involves new toll roads and tunnels that would carry Atlanta drivers around the city. What's really shocking is how much support this crazy plan is getting from Atlanta's conservative pundits. They love the idea because in theory it would be a public/private partnership, which would allow a private company to invest and collect tolls from these new roads. Now here's the thing, if you're going to spend billions of dollars digging tunnels around the city, why not just run trains through them. I know, I know, you might have to sit next to a brown person but trust me it'll be ok.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Tour de Georgia 2007 News

There are some changes in store for the 2007 Tour de Georgia.  Most noticeable is that Dahlonega will not be a host city.  Evidently the $30,000 price tag for being a host city in 07 was just too much for the small town.  While I understand Dahlonega’s budgetary problems, I’m sure that the crowds generated by the tour pumped thousands of dollars into the local economy.  The route in full is to be announced November 21.