This is my 9th year riding in a Bike MS event and next weekend I’ll be riding 160 miles over two days at Bike MS: The Road Divided in Oklahoma. I fundraise because I believe that MS can be cured in my lifetime and I’ve known too many people affected by this disease.
For my last big training ride, I headed south to San Marcos so that we could visit the new location of Middleton Brewing. The weather was much hotter than my last few long rides, with high humidity. Hopefully next weekend in Oklahoma is much more pleasant! Saturday’s route totaled 86 miles and had a few detours, but was overall a nice ride.
In order to get to San Marcos at a reasonable time, I left home at 7 am, just as the sun was coming up and the full moon was going down.
Good morning sun!
This cemetery confuses me – it’s incredibly overgrown, but next to a well-tended cemetery. Both are within Austin city limits!
Crossing the Lady Bird Lake damn
My shadow, Lady Bird Lake, and the Austin skyline
A firefighter training facility
Church on the outskirts of Austin, and it’s accompanying cemetery
There was an event at the Circuit of Americas and I was passed by many fancy cars when riding by the track, including 3 Corvettes in a row
A little farm with handmade signs listing the price for goats, sheep, chickens…
The same farm with some sort of little shade shelters in a field of wildflowers
Small country road
Lots of little purple wildflowers along the side of the road
Fancy new school near Kyle
Long flat road
Small pond and lots of clouds
For some reason I saw many donkeys on this ride. This the best donkey photo.
And another donkey
Rolling country road
Railroad bridge, close to San Marcos
Another railroad bridge, with a low water crossing and big stone supports