We all create favored paths to repeat destinations, which become so routine to us we don’t think twice as we go along. These routes often help us avoid scary intersections, high-traffic streets, or killer hills in favor of something more pleasant and user-friendly. The idea of the “Wiggle” began in San Francisco where cyclists share a famous winding route for getting through the hilly divide. While Austin doesn’t face the same magnitude of “hills,” we thought we’d tap into the local scene for some trip-tips from Austin cyclers to share with our readers
Lauren shares her wiggle:
I use the east portion of the LAB regularly and the only issue with it is the 3 block stretch just east of I-35 that runs right by the scrap metal yard. I like to avoid this area to prevent tire punctures from errant pieces of metal. To do that, I use either 3rd or 2nd streets from Comal to Brushy to bypass the area. It also allows me to avoid the big trucks that come in and out of the scrap yard.