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    Default Root heaves repaired

    The gantlet of root heaves on the W&OD just south of the Wilson Blvd. underpass have been repaired.

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    Nice!
    Related: Just resuming some biking recently after a long break... 4MRT heading east, as you emerge from passing under 395; where the concrete trail portion meets asphalt, the seam there had been a bit of a hard jolt. Then just a few dozen yards further, the asphalt joins to concrete again in order to go under W. Glebe; another bad joint...
    So I was excited to spot fresh, dark asphalt ahead as I approached each one of the transitions in turn -- but wow, the new asphalt "makeshift fix" is worse than what it replaced!! They are practically speed-bumps now, and I swear, they jolt the bike harder than the old bad-seam did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    Nice!
    Related: Just resuming some biking recently after a long break... 4MRT heading east, as you emerge from passing under 395; where the concrete trail portion meets asphalt, the seam there had been a bit of a hard jolt. Then just a few dozen yards further, the asphalt joins to concrete again in order to go under W. Glebe; another bad joint...
    So I was excited to spot fresh, dark asphalt ahead as I approached each one of the transitions in turn -- but wow, the new asphalt "makeshift fix" is worse than what it replaced!! They are practically speed-bumps now, and I swear, they jolt the bike harder than the old bad-seam did!
    Rode over that yesterday on 4MR with 650b tires and that fix is awful. I felt the jolt on that bike and can't imagine how harsh it would be on the road bike.

    I'm really puzzled why that area can't be fixed when there are numerous concrete to asphalt transitions all over the place without issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsionakides View Post
    Rode over that yesterday on 4MR with 650b tires and that fix is awful. I felt the jolt on that bike and can't imagine how harsh it would be on the road bike.

    I'm really puzzled why that area can't be fixed when there are numerous concrete to asphalt transitions all over the place without issue.
    I suppose the "speed bumps" are there in anticipation of ongoing subsidence.

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