Itís 9:19 somewhere.
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Downeast, Maine
Rep Power: 1
Follow up: Tire recommendation 02 919
A few hundred miles Road 5s have been great. I seem to have encountered almost all of the road conditions I wondered about in just a few hundred miles. Rocks, gravel, sugar sand, dirt, grassy hills, and today... a river crossing..
Exploring new roads, I came around a blind, downhill, corner to find the road was fully flooded. River flowing with current- flooded. More than a puddle... it had receded some, so leading up to the river was still completley wet pavement, and getting deeper. The tires were fine. I had all I needed with plenty to spare. It felt so planted I even debated coming to a complete stop.. It was probably 4 inches deep through the middle, little less than the rotor, so I just eased off and rolled through. Water was flinging out to the sides, from the front tire like a boat wake. 5+mph maybe? Not a wiggle. Felt like pavement. My only thought was how much am I going to have to clean up.. Dry- almost nothing!
Think I'll skip that road for a while.. it happened again down the road, but that one had signage and I already knew the tires were solid- no worries.
Those things could part the Red Sea...