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    Is Walnut Creek Rideable

    Has anyone ridden Walnut Creek after the Saturday rain? is it in good riding condition?
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    Will bo OK tomorrow according to my sources
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    Walked Mark's Art this afternoon from Lincolnshire. Will be dry in a few areas, slippery rocks in the shade, some sticky dirt in other places, a few puddles here and there--the new El Nino normal. Multi-use path was primo
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    Rode most of it last night. A few puddles but it should be hero dirt today. Stay out of Windy and it's good to go.

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    February 23rd, 2016: 1.08" precip in the Walnut Creek neighborhood last night.

    Now that we can't ride the trails for a few days, are there any other C.J. Box fans out there? I just finished Badlands yesterday. Badass in every way. Silencio and La Matanza are the worst bad guys evah and one of them gets the death he deserves. In this book, the cold of a North Dakota winter is a character in itself, where the high for the day is minus 20 degrees. Yeah, that Fargo weather vibe, but colder.

    The protagonist is a 12-year-old boy, the son of a mom who, if she was the mom she wished she was, would have been driving him around on his paper route. Instead, our little guy gets around everywhere on his bike, including delivering papers early in the morning in the dark. That's when he witnesses the accident.

    Turning in my copy of Badlands this afternoon to the Little Walnut Creek Library.

    I'd never heard of C.J. Box before Friday and now I'm going to scour the library for more.
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    I've been ditching my normal reading material and hitting up half price for all the old pulp western classics like Louie Lamour's Sackett series. When I was a kid, my grandmother took me around New Mexico and showed me all the landmarks that are mentioned in the books. Particularly around Mora where their homestead was written in.

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    That sounds like an awesome trip in New Mexico and I'll have to try some Sackett books. Louie L'Amour ended up with a ranch in La Plata Canyon, just west of Durango.

    Thinking about revisiting Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage(1912); the descriptions of landscape are compelling.
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    What is the condition of Walnut? Is it rideable? :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoxaero View Post
    What is the condition of Walnut? Is it rideable? :-D

    I don't know if its raining in "Bastrop-ish" but it is pouring here.

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    I have a small pond in my back yard today. I was just being a smart ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by TStarry View Post
    Did you try riding over it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TStarry View Post
    You say that like you are surprised. I'm not the least bit surprised it held up to a little rain/flood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    You say that like you are surprised. I'm not the least bit surprised it held up to a little rain/flood.
    Not at all. I was proclaiming the engineering genius. Based on the debris line the depth of the water going over the bridge surface was probably 2 feet or more at peak flow.
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    We were riding in Comfort on Friday afternoon and then staying in Boerne Friday night when the thunderstorm hit. Oddly, Comfort got only a slight bit of rain, and Boerne was drenched with rain and shaken by violent thunderstorm for almost two hours.

    I was watching weather radar and seeing a giant cell heading right for my house, which then seemed to evaporate and disperse around Metric (the thunderstorm, not my house). Weird for me to be asking but how much rain at Walnut and did any of you ride there this weekend?
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    Walnut is fine. Got zero rain this weekend.

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    I'd like to take the CX bike out there today. Did y'all get any rain the other night? Is it muddy?

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    Hardly any rain from that little storm. The windy days have also helped everything dry out. Should be good to go, although I don't know the condition of the .6 Loop.
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    Rode .6 yesterday afternoon, absolutely dry - not even tacky....

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