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5 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

Doesn't stop jackasses from being jackasses, however. 

I'll take, Accurate Summation of All Parts of Life for $200, Alex!

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Put your 2c in on the OC Trails Master Plan:

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2020/08/26/orange-county-parks-and-rec-looking-for-public-comment-on-trails-master-plan
 

From Orlando Weekly 

Word is, if you complete the form nicely, you could win an 8” x 10” glossy of @dcluley98 or @Jolly Roger's Crackers out on the trail!

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On 8/26/2020 at 8:14 PM, spenser1058 said:

Word is, if you complete the form nicely, you could win an 8” x 10” glossy of @dcluley98 or @Jolly Roger's Crackers out on the trail!

Preliminary photo discovered on the web:

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Please note that I no longer require training wheels. Also...I wish Cady Way was paved in wood planks (and not concrete). Happy weekend everybody. Cheers.

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On 8/8/2020 at 6:43 PM, Jolly Roger's Crackers said:
On 8/7/2020 at 9:25 PM, codypet said:

Anyone notice the sidewalk still necks down narrow at the Sheltair building?

Yeah. I noticed that. There is a fire hydrant at that corner (and perhaps other underground utilities) that probably factored in. Cheers.

Went by there today. There were work crews on scene and it looks like the fire hydrant has been removed [EDIT: the hydrant was not removed...it was simply relocated several feet and is now out of the way] and workers were rearranging things about three feet below ground (addressing utility concerns I assume).  It looks like the city is gonna widen that Executive Airport crossing at Livingston/Sheltair. That is a good thing. The area between Fairgreen and Colonial is plowed up (mostly) but some power poles and signs are gonna have to come down for that short section to work (as a rideable area of trail). I guess we'll see. Cheers. JRC.

 

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I know all of our cyclist are normally careful, but the was a cyclist death reported in the Baldwin area today. So be extra careful, please...

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3 hours ago, AmIReal said:

I know all of our cyclist are normally careful, but the was a cyclist death reported in the Baldwin area today. So be extra careful, please...

This is very sad news. I first saw it early this morning. Apparently no vehicles were involved. RIP to the cyclist and condolences to all who knew this person. Be safe and ride safe everybody. Cheers.

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AT LAST progress has begun on the reconstruction of the Cady Way Bridge. I biked out to Forsyth Rd today (to have a look) and work crews

were on site building with the help of a really large crane to lift the wooden pilings. See attached photo of said crane:

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Sorry. Couldn't help myself :tw_smirk:.  (The above photo is actually of my third cousin's neighbor's brother-in-law named Darryl).

There was (in fact) a large mechanical crane on site and it appears that we will be cruising Cady Way Trail in its entirety again very soon.

Happy Weekend and Cheers! JRC.

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6 hours ago, Jolly Roger's Crackers said:

AT LAST progress has begun on the reconstruction of the Cady Way Bridge. I biked out to Forsyth Rd today (to have a look) and work crews

were on site building with the help of a really large crane to lift the wooden pilings. See attached photo of said crane:

Sandhillcrane463.jpg

Sorry. Couldn't help myself :tw_smirk:.  (The above photo is actually of my third cousin's neighbor's brother-in-law named Darryl).

There was (in fact) a large mechanical crane on site and it appears that we will be cruising Cady Way Trail in its entirety again very soon.

Happy Weekend and Cheers! JRC.

I'm Darryl, this is my brother Darryl, this is my other brother Darryl.

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Checked out the Cady Way Bridge again today. It looks done. I had a look (from the glorious Aloma sidewalk) and the span has been fully restored. There were a couple of workers  walking back and forth on it. Barricade fencing was still up, however (maybe last minute inspections?). Hopefully it will open very soon. I'll investigate again on Friday. Cheers.

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https://bikewalkcentralflorida.org/2020/08/05/orange-county-works-quickly-to-reconstruct-cady-way-trail-bridge/

"How much time do we need to pour this slab?"

"Month, month and a half"

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Went up to the bridge again today. The area is STILL fenced off...but the bridge is complete. Someone posted a photo on REDDIT:

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There are new areas of poured concrete but the wood looks just as it did before. This view is from the east. I do not see the memorial for the two boys (RIP) on the left. I wonder if it was temporarily removed?  Obviously a bit of excess material laying around. Hopefully it will open soon. Cheers.

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24 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

The memorial is probably just out of frame. It was pretty far off the bridge/path from what I recall. 

Yeah...I found another photo. It is right next to the path but about another six or eight feet to the east (just out of view).

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Cheers.

 

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Good news, folks! I'd emailed Orange County Parks about an ETA for the Cady Way Bridge re-opening on Thursday. I just heard back this morning that the bridge passed final inspection late yesterday afternoon and is now OPEN. So.....shake your tail feathers, dust off your bike, head to the trail and ride it like you stole it! Cheers!

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So jealous.  Those big circular elevated intersection overpasses are so cool. We should have those on Colonial multiple places.  

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