This year the Moss Motoring Challenge has been revamped by removing the requirements for US states and Canadian provinces. They have also knocked off the alphabet soup of cities, so you can now compete and not have to drive the entire North American continent gatherings points. There are more destinations, sign related and roadside oddity type points to be had. Should make for a lot more people with a chance at winning. Should be fun.
This morning the temperature was in the teens, so we temporarily lifted the “must bike ride to Ridgecrest for a panini” rule and drove over. Plus because of the temps, we took the Miata instead of the Sonata as it was nice and warm due to being in the garage. At breakfast the owner mentioned that on her way to work this morning (at oh-dark thirty) that Park Avenue was closed due to a water main break.
When we left, Donna said, “Road Closed was one of the challenges for 2017. Let’s go check it out.” Park Ave is pretty straight so we could see the excitement from a long way away, but we couldn’t get too close to the action because they had cones up a block away. We couldn’t have gotten any points for anything here anyway because the Road Closed challenge required a sign and the crew out in the freezing weather and calf deep in gushing water didn’t bother to erect one.
No worries, I knew they were still working on the York Street railroad bridge, so we detoured (pun intended) over there.