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Barefootin' Woodstock by barefootkevin
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November 02, 2012 08:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 333 333 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

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Cold weather barefooting
by barefootkevin
November 02, 2012 08:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Hi. My name is Kevin and I visited Woodstock for a couple of days this week to check out the local flare with the hope of stumbling across the next Mrs Kevin and to do some extreme barefooting. I love the sidewalks in town for their unevenness and varied textures as well as the roads all around the entire town. In the winter the street dept uses a sand/shale chip mixture for sanding the roads and walking on that roadside debris in the spring is wonderful. Talk about exfoliating, my heels get so chopped up I have to use a ped egg, lmao. But trust me, it's worth a drive to experience a couple miles of incredible meditation surface material.  This time there was a lot of storm debris so talking responsibliity for each step became critical.

The reason for writing was to share a very special place that I walked extensively while visiting. I found it by accident due to a bridge being out but you all know where it is. Cooper Lake Road. If anyone is a barefooter or would like to try something unusual I urge you to walk the clay portion of the road. The stones that once covered the clay are pushed to the sides and the smooth surface left is nothing short of awesome. The ground is firmly yielding so you almost don't notice it depressing as you pound along. It's cold and wet in some areas and slippery in others with small puddles of gray water in the potholes. There'a lot of storm debris but much of it is soft and pleasant to walk on. Your feet become coated with a thin clay coating that just feels right under the circumstances. If I lived in Woodstock I would walk this road every day above 32 degrees. I parked next to the resevoir where the road is paved and walked all the way down past the abandoned building until the pavement started again and then back. Repeat, repeat, repeat, lol. I also walked the fire road over the dam but it wasn't anything to write about. If your feet get really cold just walk faster. 50 degree days are good barefooting days. 

People sometimes think i'm crazy for walking everywhere barefoot. They know i'm crazy when they see me walking in the snow.  
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