Riding the same routes from my house for long distance training starts to get monotonous after a while, so sometimes I convince my husband and our friends to meet me in an exiting locale so I can ride my bike there. This weekend, I planned a route to Treaty Oak Distilling in Dripping Springs. Treaty Oak turned some awesome ranch land into a distillery, an experimental brewery, and a generally awesome place to hang out. They have cocktails on tap!
This weekend, I rode 76 miles to Treaty Oak on Saturday, and then another 43 on Sunday, my longest riding weekend yet! Good thing, with only one month to go until Bike MS: The Road Divided. This is my 9th year riding in a Bike MS event and I’ve raised over $15K during the last 8 years for the National MS Society, thanks to many generous friends and family. I fundraise because I believe that MS can be cured in my lifetime and I’ve known too many people affected by this disease. Will you join me in the fight against MS?
The last two weeks in Austin have been cooler than usual. It’s still hot, but way less so than normal. I mean, we’re talking highs in the 80s sometimes! It’s August, people! I totally appreciate these lower temps though, because I don’t have to get out quite so early on my bike to beat the heat. Saturday was pretty sunny and I got some lovely photos.
A bunch of vultures in a tree
An old cemetery along Springdale Rd
There are actually two cemeteries in a row along Springdale
Creepy soldier statue in the bed of a truck, with a “Veterans for Trump” banner…
Crossing the Colorado along 183
Crossing on the bridge
View from the bridge
Santa in a tree, missing his head
Trails and pedestrian bridge in Richard Moya park, near the airport
Another country road
Bright pink trees
Old farm building, along a major road in Buda
Entering Old Town Buda Historical District
A church in Buda (I think)
Old fancy house
Food truck lot, outside of Buda
Coming up on the Salt Lick
Fall Creek Vineyards, across the street from the Salt Lick
The Salt Lick
Crossing a stream
Riding along a ridge
Riding along a ridge
Had to cross a flooded road, right before getting to Fitzhugh Rd
Carl was waiting for me at Treat Oak!
We had lunch, and a few delicious drinks at Treaty Oak, while hanging out with our friends
And then, we stopped in at Argus Cider to taste test their latest ciders. It was on the way home, I swear!
Sunday’s ride started out cloudy, which kept the temperatures cooler.
Cows in a very green field
Everything is so green!
White wildflowers in a field
Building a new bridge
The church on Cameron Rd from a distance
“Prinz Farms” has a semi truck logo
The Cele Store
Close up of the church – you can see it in this photo, but there is a large cemetery in the back