Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tour de Flood

Last week it rained and rained and when you thought it was just about time for it to quit raining it rained some more. Since it rained so much and the temperatures were somewhat warm (50 degrees) our area sustained some flooding. Usually, the flooding isn’t much at all but this time around our area took a beating.

I had the day off on Friday so Jenny and I decided to ride over to Snohomish to check out the flooding.

On our way there we stopped at Lake Cassidy to snap this photo of the dock because I’ve taken picture from there before. Usually I can ride out to the end of the dock but nothing doing this time, it was flooded. As I rode out on the dock I didn’t notice that it was iced over so when I put on my front brake my wheel locked up. Luckily, I was able to put my feet down quickly before I fell into the lake.

The rest of the ride into Snohomish was uneventful but it was really nice to ride outside for a change. In fact, it was the first outdoor riding I had done this year. When we got to Snohomish we immediately saw that there were a number of roads closed. Because we were on bikes we were able to ride through road closure barricades to get a closer look. The flooding was pretty devastating but luckily there weren’t that many houses affected. I guess most people are smart enough to build their houses on a little elevation. Here are some pictures that we snapped of the flood.

Before we headed home we stopped at a bakery for a muffin and a cookie. I don’t know about you but I’ll take baked goods over power bars and shot blocks any day. So the first ride of the year is now in the books. One down, many more to come.


331 Miles said...

Great photos. Having weathered hurricanes and flooding, I know the stress and pain they're feeling. Thoughts and prayers...

Lizzylou said...

I particularly like the sandbag advertisement.

Mike J said...

The sandbag sign picture is my favorite too.

Jenny said...

I will definitely be returning to "The Snohomish Bakery". It gives some good competition to Holly B's on Lopez Island.

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