I saw this news photo of a cyclist riding through a flooded street alongside the Danube in Budapest, and I thought, “Don’t bike on flooded roads, Bro.”
The last time I did that, I hit a hidden pothole and wrecked my front wheel. I thought I broke my arm, too, but it only hurt like it did. It was amazing how quickly I went down. I was cycling across a flooded parking lot, and then a split second later I was down on the ground in a daze.
It was the junk bike, but still — a wheel’s a wheel.
Bike paths are often built along levees and drainages that flood during heavy rains. You can’t really watch for hidden hazards like rocks, tree limbs, discarded computers, corpses, etc because, well, they’re hidden.
It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.