Winter Gridlock 2014 – a pictoral timeline » Tues 1/28 @ 11:03AM – Smyer Rd

Tues 1/28 @ 11:03AM - Smyer Rd. As I descend Smyer Rd, I decide I want to get a picture of the road covered in snow. This is one of the most beautiful roads in Birmingham - with a few switchbacks, heavily forested, lined by a very old retaining wall. In 2004, a landslide caused by Hurricane Ivan wiped out a section of road about 3/4 of the way up. This section is just past the landslide area and is a bit more picturesque.

Tues 1/28 @ 11:03AM – Smyer Rd. As I descend Smyer Rd, I decide I want to get a picture of the road covered in snow. This is one of the most beautiful roads in Birmingham – with a few switchbacks, heavily forested, lined by a very old retaining wall. In 2004, a landslide caused by Hurricane Ivan wiped out a section of road about 3/4 of the way up. This section is just past the landslide area and is a bit more picturesque.

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Very long day today, a bunch of disrespectful, selfish drivers didn't help make a bad day any better. 4th time over Vestavia Dr ... handlebar getting crowded and shadows getting long. Third time up and over Vestavia Dr - the nearly seven mile endless vestavia version of the climb.

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