What a beautiful day for a ride along Buffalo Bayou! I wasn’t the only one that thought so – there were lots of people out this morning, some on foot, some on bike, and even a few on roller blades.
I rode to the Sam Houston Tollway overpass, watched a kayaker practice maneuvers and rode on. Unfortunately I forgot to take Strava off of pause. Grrrr. Oh well, round trip is about 15.4 miles and that’s how I’m going to log it.
Ride Stats (no I didn’t fly over one segment; the straight line is the segment in which I forgot to resume tracking:
Wow! It has been four months since I last rode my bike. Blame busy-ness at work, wet weather, high winds… I suppose one can always come up with an excuse. Enough of that.
About 2.5 miles into this ride I stopped for a water break. Huffing and puffing, I wondered how long a ride this would really turn out to be. After a few minutes in the shade and a refreshing drink of water, I caught my stride and managed to log just over 6 additional miles on a beautiful Saturday morning.
Starting with the 2.5 mile loop trail at Terry Hershey Park in west Houston, I rode on through the British Petroleum office complex, posed for a selfie in front of one of our favorite Mexican restaurants – I could’ve downed one of their awesome margaritas had they been open – then through a couple of neighborhoods as I winded my way home.
It is good to be back in the saddle. No more excuses!