Had to take a quick break between grading papers and emailing students to get in what miles I could before reporting to the other job.
I very nearly cracked my rim on a section like this on a frequently traveled road. Riding gravel around here requires constant attention. Maybe that's why it helps clear my overpopulated mind.
It wasn't all mud and rutted out gnar, though. Stretches of fast, hardpacked clay made this a beautiful, quick ride.