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I Am All In Favor Of Median Rumble Strips In New Hampshire Lakes If It Keeps Bikers From Riding The Middle.

by Anura Guruge


Three weeks ago they were scarce but suddenly they are everywhere — especially on Route 28 in and around Alton, New Hampshire. Centerline (i.e., median) in most places and both centerline and shoulders in other places.

I am glad — especially of the centerline rumble strips. I am so fed up of seeing bikers riding the centerline, often with their leg sticking further out, as if they own the damn road. It is dangerous for them and it is dangerous for us. The rumble strips should provide all of us with some separation. Let’s see. Bike week will be upon us soon. That will be the test.

Yes, the noise will be a distraction to those that live on the roads with rumble strips. Hopefully they will get used to it in time.

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by Anura Guruge

In 19 Out Of 128 Prior Years Lake Winnipesaukee (N.H.) Ice-Out Had Already Happened By April 9.

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by Anura Guruge

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>> 2015:
Not even close …
>> 2014 Ice-Out: middle of road.
>> 2014 Ice-Out, April 23.
>> Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, Analysis.

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Yes, of course, particularly given the the snow last night and the lingering cold temperatures, I invariably devote a few seconds a day thinking about when we might get ice-out on the BIG Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee — especially since I want to work out when I should stop thinking about walking on the ice.

Given that I have an Excel spreadsheet of all the ice-out dates going back 128 years, I just did a quick ‘look’. Things in 2015 are not as bleak as they first appear. We have only had ice-out, by now, in 19 (of the 128) prior years. So that is not bad.

The median day for ice-out (depending on whether it was a leap year or not) is April 16/April 17. So we still have nearly a week.

The average for ice-out is April 19. That is 10 days away.

So now YOU TOO know.