I have been mulling over the idea of a Poll to find out which sections of Road in Bermuda are the WORST kept. There are several along my own route from the East End that I have to constantly avoid – particularly in the rain – so as not to deck out. Here is a sampling:
- Crawl Hill West – without a doubt, the worst stretch on my route. At any point after even a light misting of rain, the tarmac literally crumbles & pot-holes develop. Then when the REAL rain starts, the pot-holes are expanded by the river of water running down the Hill.
- Burchalls Cove – maybe it’s all the runoff from Crawl (doubt it!) but this section has been patched by W&E so many times it has ridges running in all directions…not good for bikes & definitely not for bicycles!
- The Flatts Speed Bump – even if they didn’t intend to (again…doubt it!) they have managed to create a pretty nasty speed bump smack in the middle of Flatts. I’m sure the residents don’t mind & the businesses either, but for us Transients it rattles the kidneys.
- Palmetto Road – in the stretch from The Rec down to St. Monica’s – in BOTH directions – there are 7 manhole covers that are nowhere near level with the rest of the road. As I follow the 4-wheelers, even THEY are swerving to avoid them.