Avoiding water crossings along MABDR?

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  1. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    Fellow inmates-- mulling doing the MABDR solo in the spring, but I'd like to avoid any deep water crossings (>6 inches streambeds) to minimize my risk of having a solo oops into the drink and having to empty out a bike by myself.

    I've read up a bit on the MABDR, and it looks like there are two significant water crossings near the beginning of the route in Virginia, but after that, it's pretty smooth sailing (no pun intended) for the remainder of the route-- weather permitting, of course.

    Any recommendations?
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  2. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    Never mind-- spend enough time searching here and reviewing the GPX routes, got my answers!
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  3. AwDang

    AwDang Enabler

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    No need to avoid the water in section 3.
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  4. GetYourOwn

    GetYourOwn Been here awhile

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    There are 3 significant water crossings in WV. Last week when I went through the water was no more than a foot deep on any of the three and there were no big rocks that needed to be avoided. They are pretty uneventful but they could be an issue in the spring at higher water levels
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  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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  6. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    I too went through them last week. Not high water but plenty slippery. Stalled my bike in the middle of one. Took a bit to get moving but made it fine.
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    putchfilms Putch Supporter

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    StanBo Been here awhile Supporter

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    If this doesn't make a person want to ride the MABDR I don't know what will. That was an awesome video. :jack
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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Dude riding a street bike, that about sums up the difficulty level most of the time.
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    That was brilliant!
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