My first Gravel Metric for this year’s challenge took place on Jan 24. I parked in Boonville and headed west toward Earlham. After turning south I come upon a dead end sign followed by a bridge out sign. I kept on going, hoping that the bridge was still there but closed to cars. I soon discovered that the bridge was indeed missing but the good news was that the stream was frozen enough to walk across. My pace was slow and the last four miles seemed long but the after ride beers at the Boonville Bar were tasty indeed.