epitome of stupidity

Sometimes I get some stupid ideas. This was one of them.

Luckily I have friends who can stoop to my level of stupidity.

Our original plan was to start at the bike bridge in Winters and float to the graffiti bridge at the end of Davis. But we found that the water was too slow here, so we ended up driving back to Davis.

So we started our run here at the UC Davis Riparian Trail, which apparently is a research area and endangered species habitat. The sign said no bicycles and no vehicles, but it didn’t say no tubing.

It started out pretty leisurely, albeit a little nasty because the water was pretty brown and murky. But by the end it turned into a slog through the jungle. It felt like we had crash landed in the Amazon– hard to believe that this was actually on the UC Davis campus.

In the end we survived and exited the creek underneath the highway 113/80 interchange. Well actually we’ll see if we survive. There is a good chance we caught some sort of disease or mutation. So I guess we won’t know for a week or so if we really survived…

Things I am thankful for:

  • Friends who will go along on my crazy stupid ideas
  • Portable electronic pump– seriously we would’ve passed out before even starting without this
  • The human immune system which will hopefully keep us healthy

One thought on “epitome of stupidity

  • June 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Great idea! Too bad the water didn’t cooperate. This reminds me of the creek at the arboretum.


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