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Here we are , doing our Thanksgiving Day ride, down RT#9 in Delaware, there are signs along the road telling us " water on the road" well, only one place had a small amount in the one lane~~no problem~~ but about 2 hrs later on the way back up we came to the first spot, saw that the water had creeped all the way across the road. My husband was ahead of me and he hit the water at about 35 mph...WOW... it was deeper than we thought and he almost lost it and water was flying up over his head!! I hit the breaks and entered at about 25 mph, still the water splashed over my ( waterproof) boots and pants. We stopped to access any damage. Steve was wet from head to toe!!! I was dry, thanks to the waterproofing!! We rode on, to find another flooded road, this time we inched across, no problem, then came upon another, this was very deep!!!! I was worried it was higher than the spark plug on the 620!!! Steve got thru, then I slowly inched across. The water was up over the footpegs!! I just hoped I wouldn't stall out, the Monster made it across and on our way we went. Lucky we had our electric heat or it would have been a very COOOLD 60 mile home!!!!!
The road goes thru the marshes of the Delaware River, which feeds off the ocean, so the water raises as the tide does. We've been through there many times before with no water on the road, I think the water or land is shifting , because at St. Augustine they had extra rock and fill along the road at the Delaware River so the water didn't cross over there!!
Doing some jet skiing on the Monster today!!!! ;D
 

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Man! That must have been a shock for your husband to hit that water at that speed!


I can imagine your nervousness when you were trudging thru that water up to your footpegs.... I would have been a little worried too!
 

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Deb, glad there weren't any sudden spills! Be sure to rinse off the motorcycles... if it's brackish water, then you don't want any salt corrosion on any metal parts.
 
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DnH you and the S.O. might want to consider scrambler bars and putting off-road knobbies on your rims:)

I think with all the friggin rain we got in the N.E. during the past (non) riding season,, the entire watershed is running high which might have something to do with the flooding.

If there is "water management" in the area there is no telling what has been released into the Delaware from the reservoir systems to adjust capacity

Be careful
 
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