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    So when exactly did they blacktop the abandoned highway? Rode Kitsuma this weekend.....what an interesting surprise. I still like going up the gravel road more though.

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    It is part of a greenway project. Really is a shame to lay down hot blacktop on top of what was there. You would think they could have cleared the existing concrete and laid gravel where needed. I like it better before.

    Kitsuma is in great shape though and is worth the price of admission.

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    they put NEW blacktop on old 70? that sucks! I loved the crumbling bits of pavement...made it seem kind of wild and not like...not a road.

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    Right.....that's why I said "interesting." No really sure that I liked it or not....I mean it did make the climb easier but it kills the mystique of the old abandoned road. If you like the old crumbly road more fear not.....they only blacktopped about a 10 foot swath so the old surface is still there and ridable although I'm sure it'll get overtaken by nature as people begin to stay on the new surface.

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    The good thing about the blacktop is how much it's increased the use of the road...wait, let me explain.
    I've seen families, old people, and a ton of others who probably wouldn't be outside at all without something like a paved greenway out there. This means more people are getting exposed to the outdoors and otherwise getting some exercise- which is always a good thing in the long run (reduced public health costs, etc).
    Otherwise, yeah, I agree, not my favorite change.

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    Mike is right.....I have never seen road with so many people on it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by zod
    Mike is right.....I have never seen road with so many people on it......
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    Good point. Saturday evening we saw 10+ people walking or riding on Old 70. They should resurrect the stairs that are at the lookout above the flags.

    edit: Does anyone know the master plan for the greenway? I heard something about BM to Asheville.

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    so...the grouchy dude in the golf cart...has he hung himself over this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedchick
    so...the grouchy dude in the golf cart...has he hung himself over this?

    In his mind i think he still owns that land yeah i miss the old 70 roadbed, kind of that Post-apocalyptic feeling of riding up.... seeing where nature was reclaiming what was rightfully hers. funny i always seemed to look back to see if a car a coming weird.

    btw dvds are done Liz will have today

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