So, the Ready2Roll Training ride was all the way out in Fayetteville, TX, this past Saturday, and I just didn’t have the heart to get up at about 5am and drive an hour and a half out there to begin around 7:30am. Instead, I decided to hit the pavement around here like usual and bang out as many miles as I could. Unfortunately, about 18 miles in, I got foiled by the park being flooded – you’ll see in the pics below. So, I turned around, and did some other stuff around the neighborhood and still managed to get in almost 40 miles.
Nothing special to share, just some interesting pics of the flooding from our rampant rain last week.
Starting from the garage at work. I thought about doing some laps around the garage to hit the ramps, and then enjoy some quick descents back down, but decided not to tire myself out before I even started. The bridge over the Bayou at Beltway 8.
Underneath the bridge, the Bayou was riding high – brought out some fishermen. It was at this point I should have realized the main part of the park was going to be flooded. Silly me. Sherman. Terry Hershey Extension. A quiet, less traveled path that’s almost exactly 1 mile long. Perfect for sprints. My first rest stop on what I thought would be ~50 miles. Little did I know… Thwarted. It doesn’t look too bad, but where the water hits the horizon down there, it’s gotta be well over 20-30 ft deep. Not exactly fordable on a bike. All the way back around the outside of the park. Took this from the top of the levy looking over the spillway. Yup. Flooded.