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MTB/gravel rides derailed by flooding; road ride instead

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

On Saturday I was hoping to ride with my friend Dave. We were going to go mountain biking, but we have had so much rain that the trails would be too muddy. We decided to meet up in Yellowwood State Forest for some gravel riding instead. On my way there, I discovered Yellowwood Road was flooded …

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… so I went over to Jackson Creek Road instead, but it was also flooded …

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The only other ways of getting to where we were going to ride would either be flooded too, or would be far out of the way. I called Dave and let him know … we pulled the plug ¬†on the ride. He was coming from the other side of the state forest, so I think he was able to get to parts I couldn’t. I think he was going to ride back and forth on the parts that weren’t flooded.

I went home, and headed out for a short (21-mile) but hilly road ride west of town. It was hot, very hot … the heat index probably neared 100 degrees. I had a great, brief-but challenging ride. Here are a few photos.

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2 Responses to “MTB/gravel rides derailed by flooding; road ride instead”

  1. Tim S Says:

    gonna get some miles in the legs and join you (or host) come late July or August. Just getting back into it after basically 2 months off.

  2. Dave Says:

    Hey – looks like you had a good “Plan B” ride! I ended up going back and forth on Yellowwood Lake Road a few times for a total of 20 miles. No dogs, few cars, and a full forest canopy most of the ride. It was hot, but tolerable. Maybe we can re-try this weekend?

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