My "I Ride to Live" blog -
Bicycle blog. Trails, trail conditions, trips, photography, health issues. Occasional non-cycling info.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Rain Damage to Road
Over the last week, we have had a couple heard downpours. Deep channels are being cut into the gravel road. (see photo). This condition is usually worst on steep hills (where one wound think it - fast running water). The big problem comes when meeting traffic. The other day, topping a hill and meeting an oncoming vehicle, the right side wheel cropped into the rut. The rut grabbed the tire - and I fought to maintain control.
When I moved here 28 years ago, I thought the gravel roads around here might be paved by now. Looks like no chance.
Iowa Pottawattamie County L52 between US 6 and State highway 92.
Into my 11th year of cycling. My passion is singletrack, but its getting more difficult for me. Also ride bike paths, Rails-2-trails and streets (for some variety).
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