In Praise of Dirt Roads

“What’s mainly wrong with society today is that too many dirt roads have been paved.”–Paul Harvey

“There’s nothing like the¬†scent of rain on a dirt road.”–Dallas D’Angelo-Gary

“Take a trip down the gravel road.¬†Where history happens and no one knows…”–Alison Christa

Oh Happy Day


This morning–as I’ve been done nearly every day for the past couple of weeks–I stopped to see if the Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail had been reopened. This trail, along with several others, has been closed for almost a month due to heavy flood damage. Today was different, though. Much to my surprise, the barriers were gone, and the trail was open. Some minor damage was still visible, but for the most part, the trail was just like I remembered it. I wasn’t able to claim first tracks, but I was probably the only person riding on 25mm slicks.