Wednesday, July 7, 2010

R Avenue Ravaged!

The bank in the top picture is usually about 6 feet of black dirt and a little trickle of water. A sink hole ready to eat my bike, not tonight! And below, nothing better than a flask and a whole bunch of nowhere! All's well that ends well!


A storm popped up about eight miles North of town last night, dumping 5 inches of rain in just over an hour! Yikes! Kelli told me that there was a story on KCCI about how bad the roads were, and after seeing it on line at www.kcci.com, I just HAD to ride out and see for myself. Sure enough, the signs of high water were all around. One part of the story showed a father and son kayaking through the stuff. Wild.
Some of the roads were scoured down to the original dirt that lies below all gravel roads. I couldn't believe it. At least it was an intensely isolated storm and didn't dump all over the county with this Biblical proportion. Still riding gravel, just not Blogging about it much. Tried to get time off for Guitar Ted's Death Ride, but the "Boss" at work said no go:( Later!

5 comments:

Christy said...

You (the mighty Gravelo) were the first thing I thought of when I saw the KCCI report about Boone County gravel roads. And, wasn't it the same day that they just reopened HWY 30?? Rain, rain, go away!

Travel Gravel said...

I own Boone County! No, but seriously, most of R Avenue and Q Avenue anyways. You would never know that it happened at all. Crazy summer so far.

MrDaveyGie said...

Yikes, that sink hole could eat a bike.

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