08 August 2011

Sunday: Stuck, unstuck, miles of trails...

Here are some random photos from Sunday's ride. 

The first 4 photos are tracks downloaded from the iPhone app GPSKit, then imported into Google Earth. GPSKit is a great app, worth the price.

I broke through some dried mud and immediately got stuck. Had to push the bike over on it's side and pull it to solid ground. Then it was miles and miles of fast gravel trails and roads, with a quick stop at the Colorado River.

The photos aren't in order, because I can't fight with the new Blogger interface anymore.

(Click on any of the photos to enlarge, especially helpful for the Google Earth images.)

27 June 2011

3 repairs this weekend

Replaced the clutch cable, put a new shut off valve on the gas tank
and installed new wiring on the rear brake cylinder.

20 June 2011

father's day ride

More Texas fun, east of Austin. Click to enlarge images.

Mapping images from GPS Kit iPhone app.

14 June 2011


There's no real order to these photos, but these are some random shots from Sunday. My best day yet of riding in Texas.

I rode miles and miles of trails and abandoned roads, about 30 miles east of Austin. In the course of the day, I dodged a large dead deer carcass going about 65 on the highway, I rode about a half mile of train track to get to the river and shook every bone in my body on the railroad ties.

I raced up and down rutted dirt roads, slashing through the overgrowth and navigating washed out crossings. I did hill climbs and picked my way through fallen trees. And finally I came across a riding area with trails that were dirt and sand, with hill climbs and twisty turns that eclipsed my skill level. I took more photos of the trails than I actually rode, but it's great to have a place to return to and conquer when my confidence level is higher. The photos flatten out the steepness of the climbs, but there were several that I will think twice about before riding up.

(You can click and enlarge any photo)