|8A Foxx Rocks (Before) Jay Beyer Photo|
I see in Jay Cooke, I see it in Thomson and I am seeing it now in Duluth. In order to fix Haines Road, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has to have a minimal gradient and set back to "fix" the road. What this means is literal denuding of the trees and dirt for nearly a quarter mile up ever hill in the valley. A virtual destruction of the total landscape on what was once was a really cool roadway. It also in this case means the destruction of what was once my favorite line to ride in the Piedmont system.
I am starting to cringe, every time I see the trucks and the graders and the construction crews, because they are coming to "fix" things that I held dear and unfortunately that fix means the destruction of the character that they once had.
|8A is at the end of the sight line above and to the left|