Christmas Bike Ride
Austin continues to amaze me…! Why? Well, today is the day after Christmas, it is December 26th, however the weather was beautiful – warm, sunny, a perfect day for a great bike ride in the Texas Hill Country.
As you can see from my iPhone Weather App, today was a very warm, sunny, and overall a great day, unusual even for Austin in December….!
Having said that, we are not complaining 🙂
Instead, we put on the biking gear, pumped up the mountain bike tires and off we went into the green belt in West Austin.
It was almost too warm….
You can see some great pics from the bike ride below. I took photos of the winter landscape, the Barton Creek, the trails in the Green Belt and the dormant trees which even in this state are quite something… Well, enough said – take a look at the photos and let us know how you like them… Happy Holidays!
Mountain Biking in the Texas Fall
Well, we are thinking about the Fall. Even-though, according to official records and if according to the recognized norm, the Fall is still several days away. Nevertheless the Texas mountain biking scene is picking up steam.
There are new bike shops sprouting around the city — that tells you about the growing popularity of biking in this great city and State;
Then there are the great flowers and views along the bike trails, Here is a sampling of those views as captured by my trusted iPhone:
something that looks like a wild version of the morning glory
These flowers were all over along the bike trail along Barton Creek
Texas Beauty Berry
Very interesting and colorful plant….Interesting to see
Here is the collage of the some of the photos – for a quick view – then later on the blog post I will get some of the individual photos showing so you can appreciate the rich ecosystem of Texas in the late summer — especially this year — rather than getting a burnt outdoors this year we have tons of rain and as a result the fields are green and there are tons of wild flowers.
So one thing to remember though – you absolutely have to enjoy the great outdoors but you also have to remember, the summer is still in full swing here and temperatures are high – i.e. carry plenty of water on your ride…. Take a look at the photo below – that is you environment!