Monthly Archives: May 2019

Memorial Day Ride

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.

I usually take a pretty good selfie. This one isn’t my best, but it wouldn’t be a ride blog without one! This is under Sam Houston Tollway overpass at Buffalo Bayou.
This guy was practicing paddling upstream. The current is pretty swift here. Impressive.
This is one of many resting places along the trail. This bench was the only one decorated with small flags and freshly planted rose bushes. The plaque on the bench says, “In honor of Mr. Samuel Pennington, April 3, 2014. From Pamela, Robert and Jacob.” With the placement of flags today, I’m guessing he gave his life for our country. Thank you all who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation!

Ride Stats (no I didn’t fly over one segment; the straight line is the segment in which I forgot to resume tracking:

Cumulative Miles 2019: 101.1

Happy Cycling!

Soli DEO Gloria!

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Back in the Saddle!

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.

My trusty Schwinn offers an easy & comfortable ride

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.

The original Lupe Tortilla offers a really good Margarita – just not this early in the day!

It is good to be back in the saddle. No more excuses!

Ride stats:

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cumulative Miles 2019: 85.7

Happy Cycling!

Soli DEO Gloria!

(c) kellertxdad.net 2019

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