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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Day 6 - Washington to Augusta (Fort Gordon) GA - 48.1 miles

I'm going through The Pumpkin Roundabout Today !
Today's ride is a long  rolling 48.1 miles, from Washington, Georgia to the western outskirts of Augusta. (See Video) This will be my last day in Georgia. Tomorrow morning I cross into South Carolina. With the exception of the last few miles of the day, I will be traveling in mostly rural areas - well, to be truthful, I'm in the sticks all day long. If you don't believe it's in the sticks, take a look at the video. I remember this desolate area from 30 years ago. Nothing has changed much except the amount of traffic. There is not much in the way of food or drink, as convenience stores and gas stations are few and far between.  The only town I will pass through today is Grovetown at mile 41 and it is actually part of the Augusta metropolitan area. I noticed one oddity on today's route.
Pumpkin Center Roundabout
At mile 33, the State of Georgia has constructed a new, very large traffic circle at the intersection of US Hwy 221 and State Hwy 223. Officially it is in  Harlem, GA. and is referred to as the Pumpkin Center Roundabout. The $1.1 million roundabout  was completed in July 2014. The Pumpkin Center Roundabout is the first built on a highly traveled road in Columbia county. It also is big enough to handle both civilian vehicles and 18 Wheelers. There have been no major wrecks or other problems since the traffic shift, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. Though, at least one person has called for deputies to explain how to navigate the new traffic circle. Google Street View doesn't have it yet but it really stands out in Google Earth and Google Maps.  I'll be sure to put some pictures of it on the blog. I plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Augusta.

More rolling on the Augusta - my last day in Georgia

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