ON BIKE CULTURE IN EUGENE | Fine blogging since 2010 (with periodic long breaks)
I think you could kayak down Amazon Creek today.
If I were like TV news, it would be at this point that I would inform you that:
“Massive flooding has blocked the Fern Ridge Path today and CHAOS has ensued, forcing cyclists to be late for work, abandon routine dental appointments and decide that they would just go ahead and keep that too large sweater they got for Christmas and had intended to return to Target. Rock is in the newsroom with more. Rock? …”
And we’d have pictures, too. Like Chambers this morning, looking west:
It’s easy enough to bypass, of course, by taking the path up and crossing the street.
Here’s looking back to the east. Actually looks like it was a bit deeper at one point, judging by the line of leaves and sticks and things at the bottom of the frame:
At Garfield, of course, there is not quite as convenient a bypass:
The pedestrian decided to turn back. It wasn’t so bad, though. You can ride through — or at least you could about 11:30 this monring — if you don’t mind getting your feet wet and you aren’t the kind of person to obsess about getting water in your bottom bracket.
I stayed far over, close to the abutment though.
I actually forgot until the past couple of days that it’s really fun sometimes riding around in the rain. As long as you can come home and have another cup of tea.
So with that bit of exciting news — hell, I wasn’t going to ride all the way out there for nothing — we’ll let you get on with your day. Carry on.