Right after I bought my 1150 Adventure in 2004, I rode out to visit my brother. Iowa is between Missouri and California if you hold the map right. The road out to his place was not as damp as this photo, but at least the gravel was deep. The worst bit was at the crossroads where the excess gravel was in piles. This last May, when this photo was taken, it was all the flooding and rain the midwest had been getting so the roads were soft. The car would slew near sideways at times. Felt like rally car driving. At least it wasn't snowing.