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


  1. Awesome better drain your BB....

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

  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!

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

    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.

  5. no classic!!!!!!!!!!