Ok, I did this one a long long time ago. I just came across the photos and realized I didn't do an update.
We didn't stray much from the proposed map. I realize the map isn't updated, and hopefully I'll do it soon (if I can remember all the detours).
First of all, it was a pretty miserable day. It was warm and drizzling almost the entire time.
I met David at Washington and Heights and we took a familiar route through downtown. Passing through the area East of Downtown, we saw a photo op:
|David showing off his muscles|
We ate breakfast at a little Mexican place that I can't remember. But it was good!
After going through the Eastwood area, we got to #65 Harrisburg/Manchester:
|Still wet and Rainy|
Then after going to an Apartment that I thought would say Park Place on it and playing with my nearly dead phone for a bit, we decided to head down main street and found #74 Park Place:
|One day, I'll be living it up here|
Further down Hwy 3, we got #79 Edgebrook Area:
|It was getting pretty hot and humid by now|
After even more Highway 3, we got #80 South Belt / Ellington. This was the entrance to Ellington Field, which is an air force base:
Then finally, at long last, marking the furthest I had ever ridden away from my house, #81 Clear Lake. If I were to ride straight here, the distance would be 22.6 miles for the most direct route:
Unfortunately, we didn't see any local restaurants at all, so we settled for this old-style looking McDonalds (in Clear Lake) before the long trip back.:
|It stopped raining, but it was still hot as heck|
The marathon is in two weekends, and after that I'm going to get back into cycling. I learned my lesson last year that riding bicycles long distances tightens up the worst possible muscles for distance running, so I decided to give cycling a rest while I was training. Hopefully I'll be back on the bike pretty soon.