Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Morning Gravel Grinder

This morning had me riding the gravel and I will say that with out a doubt, the conditions could not have been better.  It was a 49 mile ride with the conditions perfect.

This is a photo of the Jackson Box Road which was the third gravel road of the day.  I noticed there had been one track through this road since the last rain on Wednesday.

This is a little fishing hole that is located a long way from anywhere.  I had a little snack, and I say little because that was all I could eat before the flies drove me out of here.  I swear they followed me for about ten miles...just swarming and every once in while landing and inserting their beak into my flesh.  Fortunately, that was the only section of the day where they were an issue.

This was the road going into the pond above.  I rode it in alright, but biffed it coming out of there.  The bike was getting a little squirrelly and tried to ride it out, but the Kona wanted no part of it and bucked me over the bars.  It was a soft landing...little mud on the skin, I had no leaks and everything that was suppose to bend, did, and that is a good thing.  It does make one think that with no cell service, one track down the road three days ago and nearest blacktop probably 5 miles away, one should be at least a little careful...naaawwww. 

Sweeeeeet roads today! ! !

I spotted this tree that was recently struck by lightening.  I estimated there were large pieces of this tree 75 to 100ft away.  The tree before it in this picture had pieces of it hanging high in the tree.  It is unreal how sometimes lightening just blows trees apart.

Like I said before...there isn't much better way to spend a Saturday morning than 49 miles of mostly gravel.


  1. Oh yeah, I did that only with boats and it was a little different but still the same. Good isn't it.

  2. man, that ride looks awesome. Was this a relaxing ride, or were you going against the clock?

  3. It was a relaxing ride. Can't say enough...I like riding these back country gravel roads.

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