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The DPW here in New England have started to reclaim the road sand they put down over the course of the winter. They were out in force yesterday with a wide assortment street-sweeping equipment. It is sort of a parade. It has become a "Rite of Spring"... But brings up a good point about riding early in the season.

Winter here makes it impossible to ride anything except a snowmobile, so everyone that rides anything wants an early start in the Spring. That includes me. Even though the winter sand is getting swept up, it doesn't mean they get it all. Country twisty winding roads here may not even get swept, and there is plenty of sand to go around. Other hazards associated with early riding.. Is falling branches from trees. Winter snow piles on extra weight and branches get broken and hang in the trees waiting for a little wind, or a biker to fall in front of. Branches are not he only thing that fall. Loosened rocks (boulders) come tumbling off the face of cliffs and seem to run out of momentum in the middle of the road and on a curve, worthy of some extra throttle.

Safety is never out of season, but Spring is a good time to be extra careful. Hazards exist everywhere and are not limited to just seasonal change, so ride, but RIDE SAFE.....
 

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They actually SALTED the roads in Nashua & parts of Massachusetts Tuesday night. AUUUUUUGH!
 

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Yep... Tell me about it... Cr*p!!!
 

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So much for riding this weekend... :(
 
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