Hot Summer Morning
Today I decided to beat the heat and get on the bike trail early in the morning. I was on my bike by 8am and actually enjoyed relatively cooler weather even though by the time I was reaching my house – at 9:40 – the temperature had risen significantly
lesson learned – in the Texas summer – head out as early as possible – I know this is no rocket science but still needed to be reiterated
on the positive side – while on the trail I encountered plenty of wild life – a coyote and a roadrunner
the coyote did not spend but a minute looking at me, turned around and ran back into the woods…I was too large for his liking.
The roadrunner as usually just walked importantly along the trail until it decided to chase something in the brush and disappeared
unfortunately I could not take pictures of any of them – too short of a encounter, but here is a pic from the trail anyway.
Texas Hill Country Trail
Biking in Texas
The mountain biking season in Texas goes through its ups and downs. There are months when it is cold and wet, I know somewhat counterintuitive statement about this state where draughts are more common than rains, but trust me it does rain here and it does get cold….The same temperature that causes New Englanders to break out the shorts and flip-flops, makes folks in Texas claim a cold spell is upon us.
While our weekends lately have been very busy with family related happenings – we were able to sneak in a bike ride here and there (late on Sunday – almost evening – after coming back to town). The weather and scenery of the Texas bike trails were beautiful.
The photos below make me feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to get on a mountain bike and cruise through the wilderness, calm and nature of the bike trails in the Hill Country…. What a great experience….!
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!