COMMENT OF THE DAY RUNNER-UP: AFTER THE BAYOU FLOODS “I’ve been riding the trail along the Bayou for 6 years and I’d say the flood debris problem has been greatly reduced of late. That might just be a result of the drought, but certainly the city has been quicker to send crews with fire hoses to wash the trail after floods. Some part of me misses the mess, though . . . I knew where the debris would tend to accumulate after a period of high water and developed affectionate nicknames for each patch. Why, I’d whistle as I passed through dysentery ditch, and marvel at cholera canyon. But MRSA meadows, now that was some goop, I tell ya . . .” [Patrick, commenting on Lookee What the Kinder Foundation’s $50M Is Gonna Help Build Along the Bayous] Illustration: Lulu
I noticed a few years ago they strung booms across the bayou to catch floating trash and boy they sure get filled up fast. I also ride along Allen Parkway, it is fun.
It’s still there. You must not be riding as much. I’ve got a bunch of it on my bike rims, frame….oh, and a streak of it up my back….if you’d like proof.
But, yes, they do clean the trails in a reasonable amount of time.
Some people have WAY too much time on their hands…