The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It Floats!


 I strategically  left the Moonlander in the van yesterday in the hope that I would be able to leave work early and sneak in a ride before I took the kids fishing in the afternoon. I busted ass to get my work done and headed for the river bottoms at the Bloomington Ferry Bridge. I'm not sure, but I think the water was up from yesterday,but defiantly deep enough in some spots for a swim. Most of the submerged trail is only axle deep, which makes for a really fun ride. The spot where I got all the way in was at Nine Mile Creek. I was wet to my waist already, and wanted to see if my upper body could tolerate the cold water when I stepped off an underwater ledge and fell in. The bike floated so well I decided to cross the creek and continue on to 35w, where I turned around and rode back.
This is in about four feet of water, you can see how well it floats


I was surprised to see this lily pad flowering already

The water is well over my head here, you can see "the raft" and a barge in the background


6 comments:

  1. Awesome better drain your BB....

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  2. Self portrait w/you and bike in the water great.

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  3. Love the mentioned pic!
    I have drilled a 2.5mm hole in my frame under the BB - should come as standard like the pugsley!
    It will take your weight as the pug did when i did a floatation test film!

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  4. that is awesome, hit me up next time ya want to go adventuring!

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    1. sunday morning, I'm planning on going back, in greater numbers. If you don't have a fat-bike get some arm floaties and put them on the bike.

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  5. no way....so classic!!!!!!!!!!
    Charlie

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