Friday, April 2, 2010

April showers bring...big lakes.

I know it's hard to believe, but living in Oregon does have some disadvantages. In fact they are so rare that the only one I can think of at the moment is that it rains, a lot.

Lately I have been forced to ride into work on Highway 34, and I hate Highway 34 with a passion. I could write an entire blog post on the accidents and inattentive drivers just on the section of Highway 34 between Corvallis and Lebanon...but then again, I think I just did.

Anyway, I take a back road to and from work everyday to keep my blood pressure down, enjoy the scenery and for the lack of traffic. It is a bit longer and much slower than the main route but I like it. I can't speak too much of this route lest it get known and I am crowded out by mindless, cage driving zombies. In fact it is a terrible gravel road, full of pot holes, frequented by wide, slow moving farm equipment and prone to flooding.

and not just a little flooding, I could have floated the canoe across this lake.

Unfortunately, going around wasn't an option either.

I just kept trying until eventually it was traversable...although I did contemplate which route was safer. The road is clear for now, making me a little happier and much more pleasant to deal with at work.

Stay dry out there.



  1. Wow, you have gotten a lot of rain! Hopefully things will dry out soon and you can get across those lakes!!!

  2. Nice shots of the flooded roads. You know those crazy guys over on ADVrider would have just rode through it! Sorry you had to take 34; that's worse than the freeway. On the other hand, I love exploring the backroads during highwater... when I don't have to be somewhere on time.

    Sure hope spring comes back soon!


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