Riding Town Lake Trail In Austin


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.



Changing Locations To Continue the 30 Days of Biking Challenge


A 7 AM flight out of Boston tomorrow to help  Brandon in Austin, who was the victim of a hit and run while riding his bike home from the Driveway Race Thursday night.  I’m getting picked up at the airport and our first stop is a bike shop to rent a bike for the week so I can continue the quest of 30 days of biking.

I managed to get a short ride in today and stopped for a photo shoot of the Unitarian building. The quality of the architecture is phenomenal, and was done by imported Italian stone cutters by the town benefactor who built the place in honor of his mother.