I am well into my newest project. cycletheparks.com explores the rural scape surrounding selected Texas State Parks. I select a park based on some simple criteria: camping, showers, rural roads, near major cities.
For a nominal yearly fee, you and your entire car full of buds and bikes can park (or camp) at a state park and take off for a ride. Upon your return, showers await.
But where do you ride? I have explored the roads and give you maps, que sheets, altitude profiles, alt gained, water holes, even Garmin routes. All roads are suitable for skinny, high pressure tires.
I have been exploring desolate roads since I was a teenager. I recall finding a bridge out, shouldering my bike across the creek, riding though a field (dirt county road), then onto pavement. So I do this site as an extension of what I have always done. The research is fun.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time to go home. Out of vacation, and a football game to go to.
Plane had trouble leaving Paris. We pulled away fcrfom the gate on time, then stopped. Sat for 5 minutes and were informed that we were more then 2000 pounds overweight. So we pulled in again. Pilot was on the sat phone with home base. Someone missplaced a decimel, or something like that. We offloaded some cargo, then learned that since we had moved at a weight greater then ramp weight. So mechanics were called out for a 'quick but through ' inspection. Left about 50 minutes late.
Location : Address not available
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
The strike's affect on the main Paris train station, St Lazare. A lot of people waiting for a train that will not be leaving. Also noted a strong police force standing around. Lots more mopeds and motorcycles on the road, but traffic seems as hectic as it was yesterday.
Location : 26 Rue d'Amsterdam, 75009 Paris,
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