Terrain (Mix) 58:00  **
Well, it's their powerline, so I suppose I should just be happy that they let me run it at all, but it sure was disappointing that Ameran decided the tree trimming needed to be done the day after the biggest rain we've had this century. The resulting tracks left by the heavy machinery pretty much trashed the trail between the High School and Old Farm. It was impassible even on foot last time I tried two weeks ago. Figuring my feet would wash off easier than shoes, I tried again today barefoot. Things aren't much improved. I got through, but it's a big goopy mess and the ruts are deep enough that it will be tough to ride even after it dries. Pity; grass trails are rare and they are a joy on a cross bike.
Having got through, I didn't feel like coming back, so I switched from the Duckling to Cuatro Electrico. This choice was not without its own hazards, as the connection between the two lines is half a mile on chip seal and my feet aren't particularly tough right now. At a minimum, some superficial damage to the four hammer toes. Probably nothing worse; we'll see how they feel in the morning.