News for 9-28-2023
Mount Vernon Road Bridge Closed
UPDATE GDOT says the bridge will not reopen as it is not structurally sound. The earlier replacement timeline is Summer 2024. In Georgia this means around 2050.
The bridge over 285 on Mount Vernon Road is closed for the long term. A truck carrying a large piece of equipment struck the bridge on 285. GDOT has said the bridge will remain closed for the forseeable future. This is a popular cycling route through Sandy Springs. Trish’s Note: In the long run I guess it’s ok. They are replacing the whole bridge anyway. It will be quite an inconvenience for those in the area.
News for 9-26-2023
Mackenzie Myatt New Book
Georgia Cyclocross’s own Mackenzie Myatt has written a new book. She says: “I wrote In Defense of Big Dreams because I wanted to share what makes me tick and how to harness it. I want to inspire not just girls and women through sport, but everyone to act on their potential. It’s amazing what can happen when you consistently show up for yourself and take risks. This book came at a time in my life when I decided to stop taking the path of least resistance and trust myself. Something had to change and in that, I tried to change as many things as possible. I didn’t want to tweak the rules, I wanted to chuck them out the window. I hope this book inspires readers to do the same.”
About Mackenzie: I am an elite cyclist from Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia. I write about the idiosyncrasies of chasing excellence in sport and in life. For as long as I can remember, I have been writing poetry to process the world around me. I was a pretty shy, anxious kid and writing was the best way I knew to express myself. In my teenage years, poetry became a lifeline for all of the things I couldn’t say out loud. Now, it is the best way I know how to share all of the things that inspire me.
I have been active and competitive for as long as I can remember. I was a gymnast for 10 years before I decided to commit to cycling. My U23 years saw several invitations to National Team projects, World Cup projects, World Championships, Top-20 performances in Europe and National Championship podiums in Canada and the US. Collegiate racing gave me the perfect environment to practice racing to win, an education and many cherished memories. I currently race whatever events excite me, no matter the discipline.
I have a BFA in Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta and currently split my time between Nova Scotia and Georgia.
Pre-orders are being taken now for delivery around the first of November. It will also eventually be availalbe on Amazon For now, for pre-order people can PayPal or Venmo editor Molly Hurford $25USD. Venmo: firstname.lastname@example.org or Paypal: email@example.com
News for 9-22-2023
Silver Comet Closure
Today the Silver Comet was closed at Anderson FARM Road. Unconfirmed rumor has repairs to the gas line taking up to FOUR WEEKS. Do NOT attempt to go around the closures. Natural gas can be very dangerous! It goes “BOOM!” That means you probably won’t be around to ride your bike again. Don’t chance it.
Detour going WEST on the Silver Comet. Left onto Anderson Farm Road, Right onto Flint Hill, Left onto Anderson Mill Rd. Pass the Comet. At the next stop sign, make a very careful left onto Ewing. Cars coming from Ewing onto Anderson Mill DO NOT LIKE TO STOP at their stop sign! **Use extreme caution!!!** Right back onto the SCT going west. Reverse for going East. Use at your own risk. Only you are responsible for you and your equipment. Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling are not responsible if you get hurt/injured!
Atlanta Streets Alive
From PropelATLJoin Atlanta on Peachtree Street this Sunday, September 24th, at Atlanta Streets Alive, a monthly open streets initiative presented by ATLDOT with support from Propel ATL and the Atlanta community!
Where/When: Peachtree Street between 15th Street and Mitchell Street from 1-5 p.m.
Find the Propel ATL tents in front of Peachtree Center near Portman Blvd!
Can’t make it? No worries! After a groundswell of demand, Streets Alive will take place monthly this fall. The next dates are Sunday, October 22nd and Sunday, November 12th. Or, check out Westside Stride on Sunday, October 29th from 12-6 p.m. Bike, walk, scoot, or stroll down Howell Mill Road!