November 14, 2017 UPDATE: After the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, I noticed while viewing Google maps that the Scanlan Mansion is gone. The home site has been completely cleared. I presume that when I visited the site earlier this year that the work being done there was in preparation for demolition. I have … Continue reading The Scanlan Mansion is GONE!
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
December 3, 2016, marked the third running of the Iceman's Challenge, a gravel race and endurance ride from the Talbert Ranch in China Spring, Texas. This year, the ride consisted of an 82 mile race and 82, 61, 48 and 31 mile non-competitive "pursuits." I completed the 82-mile pursuit event. The ride organizers bill the … Continue reading The Iceman’s Challenge