Saturday the wife and I went to the Glen Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport NY, about 65 miles south of us. I vaguely remembered going there long ago with a friend, who took us on a backroad loop through the Urbana National Forest, which I thought I'd recreate. I studied Google maps, layed out a route, and committed the turns to memory. The first road turned into dirt/gravel within a few hundred yard, the next turn took us onto a "Warning Seasonal Road, no maintenance between October and May".
I lived on such a road a few years back, so no big deal. We've had a fair bit of rain this season, and a few portions of the road were damaged/washed out, but the Bassa felt secure and stable at all times. I wondered if the linked brakes would be a problem on gravel, but they were fine.
Did I mention I had just kind of cleaned the bike, and it was raining?