Tonight after work I decided to test my Jekyll on some of the open spaces near my home. Albany Georgia was built on swamp land. It is so flat that developers dug deep holes and the low water table fills them up and they call them lakes. Most neighborhoods have drainage channels running behind houses and some dump into large “retention ponds” or lakes.
The ground here is so saturated with the recent rains that there are plenty of soft spots and large muddy puddles to ride through on these back maintenance roads. When I was walking regularly every morning early last year I had wanted to walk down these areas, but I feared the mosquitoes, snakes and deer tics (Lime Disease) so I stayed away. On a mountain bike I feel like I can get through high grass quickly especially if I keep my legs covered.
It felt nice to ride a full suspension bike over soft dirt and grass. I got to get my heart rate up and spin through some muddy areas and I did not get stuck. Nothing like the adrenalin and peddling real fast through soft mud to get some thrills in a short ride. When I had to be on a road I rode on the grass and in the bar ditches There are no sidewalks in my part of town. Some folks maybe thought i was crazy as I did zig zags up and down the ditches trying to get some air between the earth and my tires.