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Moss on the tires

July 8, 2009

It's been a long time since the last update of this site, and it's been a long time between rides. I'll use the excuse of bad weather, everyone else is using it.

It really has been a wet spring and, so far, a wet summer too. There has not been one full day of sunshine in weeks. We've had rain, fog or drizzle at least once every day. There's moss growing on my tires.

Needless to say, the trails are a mess, and riding on them will just ruin them. In this area, the geography is either rock or mud. Now, the rain hasn't been enough to dissolve the rocks, but it certainly has made anything other than rock very soupy, soft and sloppy.

Unfortunately, the all-terrain vehicle crowd are not so discouraged. Their use of these wet trails has not been helpful. I'll save that for another article (or rant).

But although time on the bike has suffered, the hiking has been pleasant. I can't recall the woods being so verdent and lush, and I've seen varieties of fungi growing that I've never seen before.

I wonder if they make pedals for webbed feet . . .

Contributed by
Rick MacMillan

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