The trail is covered in every kind of small debris after yesterday's thunderstorms: oak blossoms and maple seeds; branches, twigs, and leaves; and stones, gravel, and sand. I didn't fall, only staggered and flailed each time an unexpected stone or stick caught in my wheels. Bicyclists will be fine, I think, while runners might have to break stride or zigzag a bit to avoid missteps.
Today: 16.5 miles. This year: 260.3 miles.
Thursday morning update: One day of traffic and wind has cleared away most of the lighter debris. The East Lexington shoals are the worst remaining problem. These are low islands of sand, gravel, and stones that form west of Bow Street in Lexington, behind the plaza including Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant and The Music Emporium. There are smaller patches at Fottler Avenue and the private driveway west of Seasons Four.