Downed Tree Impeding Progress on the Trans-Ohio Trail (13 May 2020): Near the juncture of Davis Hill Road (607) and Chandler Road (381). This is on the TOT - between Marietta and Woodsfield on Section Eleven. Herbevil Kneival: We did make a feeble attempt at riding the berm around the downed tree that was blocking the trail. It's a daunting task on a fully loaded "Cam Head" with street-oriented tires. Herb wanted to attempt it. I mentioned that we should remove the panniers first, but he didn't want to. So we added a log for a kicker and he actually got up on the berm. But we had to wrangle his bike around and get it lined up straight to ride along the berm, which was somewhat soft ground and not-so-flat. Then he took off like a bat out of hell across the berm before sliding back down and onto the road. I told him to ride slow and controlled. He didn't crash though! Thought for sure he was going to crash when he started heading for the edge. He is a new rider; not that it couldn't happen to anyone. He ended up back in front of the downed tree where he started. At that point I wasn't wasting any more time or effort, so we just back-tracked around and rode up to the downed trees on the other side, so as not to miss any of the route. Back at the room that night in Marietta, while buzzed up, we were laughing our asses off while looking at the picture of him jumping up onto the berm. I said, "What the hell were you doing sitting down, Herb? You should have been 'up-on-the-pegs' and instead you look like you're on a Goldwing cruising down the highway! And then taking off so fast across that berm!" We had tears running down our faces from laughing so hard.