Sunday, 1 May 2011
This post in response to Gary France's A Bloggers Centerline Day.
Task: a photo, taken on 1 May 2011, to incude yourself (the owner of the blog) and the centreline of a road.
I chose this location because it is probably my favourite bend in this part of the world. It is smooth, the road is a reasonably fast one, and the curve is a constant and predictable radius. The banks on either side mean that you can't take it flat out - too much farm traffic in these parts for that - but it's always a pleasure to ride in a 'brisk' manner. Best of all, it's just been resurfaced with lovely, grippy black tarmac and the lines are freshly painted. It's almost as if the local authority knew about this in advance.
Standing by the roadside taking the photo, I discovered that I am not the only one to enjoy the bend. Several cars passed through, pretty much at the limit with tyres squeaking, and one guy on a sportsbike (nods were exchanged, no more) gave it the full beans. I had to duck into the hedge more than once. Just after this shot, he shifted his butt, got his knee out, and went round in fine style.
I'm now looking forward to seeing what the other bloggers managed to do. More artistic, better composed, nicer bikes, better-looking subjects, undoubtedly. But this is my bend. You can find it here.