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

Monday, November 26, 2012

Underfoot

It's been too long since we've gone underfoot, almost a year in fact. To kick off the long four-day Thanksgiving weekend, myself and four other troglodytes ventured into the underworld of Mahogany Town, USA on Wednesday night.

I want this painted on my garage.
That night we visited two separate systems, each one miles from the other. None of the other guys had been on a sewer tour except Super Stee, and even he had not been in this particular furrow. I did a solo, recon trip, approximately a year ago and it was a little unnerving, but I knew I must go back.  Once inside, apprehension gave way to giddy fits of laughter as we rode through a wonderland in axle-deep, flowing water.  Initially the walls were of antiquated masonry oozing with colors from black to white and bright orange, and any combination there of. This gave way to modern concrete often decorated by vividly hued street art.   
Kissy-Face

This would look pretty sweet on the garage as well
The ride was awesome, the art work even better, we were having a blast when we reached the terminus at a solid concrete wall. At this point it was still early and we decided ride the other drain upon exiting this one.
The end 

This is what it looks like to travel through a space-time portal on a fat-bike
Vandy was out after number one, so it would just be the four of us rolling the second underground ditch.  Our soaking feet and pants were of no bother in the unusually warm November evening as we charged on into the night.
This water is clean.......... in think 

A grand entrance in Hades
Number two has a much more difficult entry and if your not careful you might be going for a swim. This one is also much longer. We rode about three miles before we started to feel the night catching up with us and the scenery became somewhat boring and repetitive.
cave formations

Another trip will be in order to find the end and put the mystery to rest. This second tube didn't have quite as much art-work as the first but had several notable pieces.  The amount and frequency of cave-like formations in number two made up for the lack of "art". I was amazed to see relatively large hanging stalactites,  brightly colored flow-stone, and large rim-stone dams. 

Maybe, if you can make the long arduous journey through time zones, mountain passes,wolf packs, ocean crossings, buffalo stampedes, bustling cities, and space alien attacks, you may find yourself in Mahogany Town USA to do this ride yourself.        Good Luck !
This memorial is so life-like and detailed, it's erie 

2 comments:

  1. Just started following your blog -- it is excellent. I have enjoyed reading many of your adventure posts now. This, however, might take the cake. I think you've stumbled on the next frontier in fat biking.

    Keep up the good work.

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  2. Damn!! That looks like a very cool place for an adventure ride:)

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