Sunday, November 4, 2007

Two Great Fulshear Rides

The weather and riding conditions out in Fulshear have been perfect the last couple of weekends. Clear skies, mild winds, quiet country roads and moderate temperatures. Who could ask for more? Yesterday Aimee and I met Ken at 8am for our usual Saturday morning ride. Typically we have 5-10 riders on Saturday morning, but today only three. The Fulshear City Hall parking lot was full, however. 20-30 Houston Randonneur riders, Robert and Gordon among them, were departing on a 200k brevet. With 120 miles to cover I think I would have started a little earlier, but that's just me.

The three of us headed south down Bois D'Arc, over to Settegast Road and then into the quiet neighborhoods and roads of Pecan Grove. It was actually a little chilly for the first few miles. We found ourselves back at the parking lot with 36.6 miles. We debated doing the Polo Fields for another 18 miles but Aimee's sister needed her back in town for pedicure adventure so we loaded the bike and headed home.

Last Saturday was just as gorgeous. We had a larger pack of riders: Debbie and Pat, Mark and his son, Ken, Coleman, Vic, Ben and Keith. 41 miles.

Miles This Year: 2804
Goal This Year: 3000 (I think I'm gonna make it with a few miles to spare.)