|Power, grace, and tunnel-digging prowess all rolled into one|
I checked into the progress on the tunnel under 7th Avenue at the Arizona Canal. Clearly, since I am posting about it, there's progress to report. Voila! A tunnel is born, er, excavated!!
|Whoosh, I can say|
The Hitachi Zaxis 450LC has employed its power to excavate this future bike and pedestrian express route under 7th Avenue. This will all be paved, walled, and finished, of course, I just wanted to grab a shot of it as it was in progress, you know, for future reference. Perhaps the Zaxis's next stop will be the intersection of Scottsdale and Camelback, or perhaps, 40th Street and Camelback, to dig some similar tunnels there, too. Go Zaxis Go!
Some of the broken glass was still around here, some of it seemed to have been swept up. If I had tracks like that excavator on my bicycle, I probably wouldn't care about a few shards of broken glass, but bike tires are more vulnerable, of course. I picked up my first flat tire in a long time this week, a piece of a nail that punched right through my tire and tube, and squirted green slime all over the place (not around here, though). Note to self: slime tubes are great for sealing small punctures, but really make an awful mess when punched through with a nail. It sounded like fiiizzzz-squirt-fizzzzzz-squirt-fizzzzz-squirt flop flop flop flop. Neon green. Everywhere. Yuck. Get up. Go ride.