A Simple Day

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The storm passed, the sun began making it’s way through the clouds and the sky began to turn blue.  It was 3:30 in the afternoon and it was time for a bike ride.  The road bike got a tune up from Scottee’s Bike Shop in Westport.  It was my second visit and I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of workmanship, the friendliness of the wrenches and the reasonable prices.

Most of the regular road bike riders were done for the day.  There was one unusual group that I ran into yesterday and today they passed me just at the right time.  A couple more roadies on this route but basically it was me,some horses and a fruit stand.

A SIMPLE DAY from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Riding Town Lake Trail In Austin

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Brandon won’t be able to ride his bike for quite a while but otherwise he can get around. I took a second ride today, a 13 mile loop around Town Lake. It’s a very groovy ride and naturally I got lost at the far end. Fortunately I happened across good Samaritans who got me back on track.  I started riding after “playtime began”.  (Playtime for working people is 5-10 PM), so there were lots of people on the trail.

Part of the trail is built on the water with flagstone surface that is easy riding.  Most of the trail is packed something or other and the heavy rains last night made sections of it very slow going. It was a really fun ride and I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking because I’m being hounded to go out do dinner.  On the cheap.  Olive Garden.