When it was a blog
the view from left field
back on the road
No train photography since our trip to Houston, but I did make it back on the road this week... rode 30 miles on Monday, including the entire West Fork trail along the west fork of the Trinity River (18 mile round trip from where it connects with the main course of the Trinity near downtown Fort Worth). Most of the trail is crushed limestone. I prefer riding my road bike on pavement, but the unpaved portion of the trail was still pretty smooth. On Tuesday, I did a 20-mile round trip to Saginaw, and on Wednesday, I did a 35-mile round trip to Argyle. And yes, I saw trains during all three of those rides.
Being relatively new to the world of road cycling, it still surprises me how I can go out and ride 35 miles like it's no big deal, and still manage to go grocery shopping, make lunch, put away laundry, and go to work, all in the same day. When I was a kid riding around San Angelo my Mongoose dirt bike, it would have taken me a week to ride 35 miles. Now I can do it in a couple hours.
School will be out in a few weeks... I'll probably have to make some adjustments to my riding schedule since the kids will be home during the times that I have been riding. With our scorching hot summer temperatures right around the corner, I'll probably be wanting to ride earlier in the day, or else at night...
back on the air... in cyberspace
Bruce Kidder, former KHYI program director, announced on the Hard Country Radio forum (Yahoogroups) that streaming audio is now available at www.hardcountryradio.com . Right now, they're just playing music with no commentary, but they're supposed to go "live" on May 16. I can hardly wait to see what kind of shows Bruce and the notorious Bad-Cover Brian will put together... should make for some good entertainment.
np: Asleep at the Wheel - Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
nr: Expedition to the Southwest -- An 1845 Reconnaissance of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma -- Lieutenant James William Abert