November 14, 2017 UPDATE: While using Google Maps recently to see the extent of Hurricane Harvey flooding in the area where I live, I made a startling discovery: the Scanlan Mansion is gone! The home site has been completely cleared. I presume that when I visited the site of the mansion earlier this year that … Continue reading The Scanlan Mansion is GONE!
I've been trying to get over to the Justin Brindley Trail at Sugar Land Memorial Park at least once a week. The mountain bike trail was been rebuilt after the destruction caused by the flooding in May and June 2016. It's much improved due to the hard work of local volunteers. But it seems that … Continue reading Stranger Things in Sugar Land-UPDATED
Near where I live there's this cool pipeline bridge that crosses the Brazos River. It's not really accessible to the public and there is a forest and various fences and gates to get through to reach it. Nonetheless, I knew it was back there and took the Slate out on the levee and around the … Continue reading The Bridge
In my November 10 blog post, I mentioned my desire to find the Duke Cemetery where Daniel Perry, his family and other relatives are buried. I learned about Daniel Perry and the old Duke Community after finding three recently erected Historical Markers on Highway 6 in Missouri City just east of Arcola. On my way to … Continue reading UPDATED: Graveyard Hunting, Part 2
Today I rode with one of the groups that depart from Society Cycle Works each Saturday morning. What made today special is that the first real-honest-to-God cold front came through on Friday and the temperature this morning was 45 degrees. Yikes! This just got real, y'all. I've been moaning about our unseasonably warm weather for over a … Continue reading First wintery ride of the season! (Is autumny a word?)
I had an embarrassing spill today at Sugar Land Memorial Park. I was not riding fast but was turning from the gravel path to get to the parking lot when my front tire slid in the loose gravel and the bike fell sideways. It was a very low speed crash and the only thing damaged … Continue reading Garmin incident detection works!
Dylan and I set out today to ride 100 miles. We weren't completely sure where we were going other than south towards Rosharon. Our first stop was at the "Black Cat Turnaround" at the end of McKeever Road. If you stop at this driveway, three solid black kittens will trot out to greet you. I'm … Continue reading Three words describe this ride: cats, mud and wind. Oh, and dogs too. Dang, I forgot to mention the hunt for the graveyard.