Rush Creek Open Space

Around here the official rainy season begins on 1 October. Based on annual averages, by now we should have received some significant rainfall. Not the case. Not a drop has fallen, and we’re dry. Dangerously dry. Santa Rosa and northern Sonoma County just survived—barely—the impact of multiple days of “public safety” power shutdowns, mandatory evacuations, and (measured in terms of square miles burned) the biggest wildfire in our history. Thus, rain would be welcome.

But there’s none in the forecast. Not today and not in the long-range prognostication.

So what’s any self-respecting bicyclist to do in those conditions? Hop on two wheels and take advantage of clear weather….

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4 response to "Rush Creek Open Space"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 8, 2019

    Another beautiful ride!
    (It was below 20F here this morning, but little wind, so Dave and I decided to ride — went farther than planned and it turned into a very cold experience!)

    The photo of the gnarly tree is especially interesting.

    Ogre falling in a slough would be very bad / retrieving said Ogre would be very very difficult!
    I thought of taking a similar photo of the Raleigh at the fishing docks at Kennekuk Park — but, I knew what might, likely would have, happened!

    I did follow the Kincaid Fire as much as possible — PD and ABC7 — at one point when it looked like Coffeyville might be threatened I thought — you have GOT to be ______ me! Cant imagine what those folks were thinking.
    Lets hope precip arrives and soon!

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: November 8, 2019

    It was below 20F here this morning….

    And this wimpy Californian grumbled because the temp was 50F! But definitely too chilly to go fishing for an Ogre in the slough.

    When the Tubbs fire blasted through here two years, it happened in the middle of the night with no warning. For the Kincade fire, it grew relatively slowly in a mostly unpopulated area, and thousands of fire fighters were already in prepared positions when it eventually exploded. That much warning, that many resources, and that much preparation (plus experience from previous wildfires in similar circumstances) made all the difference this time, but there was still no guarantee the line would hold when the flames attacked.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 9, 2019

    Know all about the dangers of bushfires here, hope you get some rain.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: November 9, 2019

    When I saw the Ogre on that bridge my immediate thoughts (before reading on) was that I could see me trying that and losing my bike in the drink! So glad that did not happen with the Ogre.

    My thoughts are with you for some rain and that the fires do not begin (again).

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