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Old 02-15-2017, 12:45 AM   #301
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I think I may have left a good scar there... It might be that one in the lower right corner...

Is this on the South end of Cow Creek Road? If so, I slid a LONG WAY after going down at low speed on that crossing back in May of 2016 on the way to Richard's Hill Country dual sport event. While running South toward FM 1431, I hit it at maybe 10mph while straight up and down on my 1200 GS. A few feet after I entered the water the front end just shot right out from under me with very little warning and I went down pretty hard on the right side. I slid for a good 35-40 feet before coming to a stop. I was sliding on my backside, away from the bike and feet first, and got a LOT of water up my pant legs and the back of my jacket! It was... refreshing...

Looking North. I made it through the first two patches of water and the third got me. I left the stuttered white scratches and actually came to rest just to the right of your bike in your picture.
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I think I may have left a good scar there... It might be that one in the lower right corner...

Is this on the South end of Cow Creek Road? If so, I slid a LONG WAY after going down at low speed on that crossing back in May of 2016 on the way to Richard's Hill Country dual sport event. [/img]
Yep, that is our favorite sitting spot.



The water going over the road is extremely clear. Further the road surface appears just like clean concrete without that greenish tinge associated with algae...however...that is not the case. This section of Cow Creek has claimed so many bikes I can't count on various ride groups.



I can't imagine dumping a Goldwing on it.

I actually have somewhere deep in the bowels of my digital archive a picture of a bicyclist laying on the side of the road with lacerations on his face and blood spattered on the tarmac. He took it at high speed thinking he might get a refreshing splash of cool water on a warm spring day.

The continuing saga of Texas low water crossings.



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There is no real excuse for that particular crossing being so bad. The water could easily be diverted with a culvert under the road. Moreover, they could easily texture the concrete, like with rain grooves, which would go a LONG way toward making that safer. It is so slick it can even be dangerous for cars/trucks.
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There is no real excuse for that particular crossing being so bad. The water could easily be diverted with a culvert under the road. Moreover, they could easily texture the concrete, like with rain grooves, which would go a LONG way toward making that safer. It is so slick it can even be dangerous for cars/trucks.
That is a good point about the road condition. They could just install a slippery road section sign...

Cow Creek has gone from several large actual ranches on both sides of the road to a series of private homes. That portion of the road floods due to the proximity of the river that runs parallel to it. Perhaps this dangerous section acts as some type of sport-bike racing deterrence? The locals that live along that route probably don't mind some type of obstacle on the road that discourages heavy use by bikers.



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Wow! Lake Louise! What memories from my 1st LD ride on my then new '95 R11Gs. solo to the North states and Canada.
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Wow! Lake Louise! What memories from my 1st LD ride on my then new '95 R11Gs. solo to the North states and Canada.
You probably had a better time than I while in Canada. Two years ago, I experienced heavy smoke from hundreds of fires burning out of control from Montana all the way to eastern Alaska. I turned around early and came home because I was tired of riding in the choking smoke every day.

You will notice a whitish hue in some of my Glacier National Park images. That was the result of the smoke. The only place where I experienced smokeless riding was at Bear Tooth Pass. It happened to be the best road of the entire trip. I could ride that portion of the road from Cooke City Gate to Red Lodge for several days and never get tired of it.

Lake Louise is stunning, however, the Trans-Canada Highway was fun initially but it was mainly straight. I was ready for a change after 400 miles.

The good news is California has received record amounts of rain, so the riding should be awesome for a summer road trip.

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