Sunday, July 27, 2008


A lot has happened in the last three months. The Lone Star Ride is currently on hiatus, traffic seems crazier than ever, and I acquired a different bike. Oh, and my shift key broke, so this post is harder to write than it should be.

It's been warm as all sin. So much so in fact that Friday's Mass collapsed at the state capitol for a long breather about 10 minutes in. There was some rain, but that just served to make the heat just that much hotter.

And I'd forgotten my water bottle.


The desire for a Saturday night ride every week or two still lingers, so keep on the lookout for the needs-to-be-renamed ride on the horizon.

An aside, but there's some cool people who play capture the flag at the capitol Saturday nights beginning around 10 PM or so. It's a lot of fun.

Another aside: The Dark Knight is pretty astounding. Go see it in IMAX. The soundtrack is great, and holds up pretty well on its own as an instrumental album.

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The Tour de Franzia is this evening, check it out. I'm sure it's on Jason's site, read about it there.

As it stands, I should get to bed as Sunday will be an eventful one. Ride safe, kids.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The inaugural Lone Star Ride

So last night was the first of a proposed series of weekly Saturday night rides. It was a success in just about every respect. We had nine people turn out, and grabbed two joiners afterwards (allowing me to add the subheading next week: this ride goes to 11), and the route itself was nice and smooth (which I qualified as the smoove movement).

I took a few pictures prior to our departure, but my camera is at another rider's house so it'll be a day or two before I can throw them up. Either way, expect next week to be another enjoyable jaunt through Austin's best maintained thoroughfares.

The moonlight cruise is tonight. Hit the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge at 11.59pm and prepare to ride with a few hundred other rides underneath the full moon. It should be fun as always.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Lift off.

This is the first of what will (hopefully) be many posts about the life and times of Austin's cycling scene. Godspeed, fair blog.