triman (triman) wrote,
triman
triman

Busy weekend...

Took Friday off to take my parents to San Antonio. Instead of zooming down I35 we went on the old road which I've biked a few times and I was surprised how many cyclists were riding.

We stayed at the Hampton Inn downtown which was clean, central had decent beds and was a good price and just two blocks from the Alamo. I have to admit the Alamo wasn't what I'd expected. Having got over the fact it was downtown, it was actually pretty good. Not over commercialised, fairly respectful and a pretty decent garden with a huge tree.

Interesting factoid, 11 English men died at the Alamo, add in the Scots and the Welsh and more Brits' died there than Americans. who'd have guessed ;-)

Contrast that with Riverwalk, which was much better than I expected. In fact excellent. Of course everything was packed as Friday was the first day of the big Riverwalk Festival which gave everything a much more interesting vibe.

Saturday after walking around a bit more we left and took at easy drive up to Fredericksburg. Again, a pleasant surprise, not over commecialised, some pretty decent original looking buildings and lots of cool VW's crusing up and down the mainstreet.

My initial reaction was it would make a great long bike ride out there one Saturday from Austin. But 290 didn't really look safe and a lot of it was that chipped stone pavement which vibrates like heck. I mentioned it to my neighbour who is a motorcyclist and he assured me there are some great backroads. Hmm...

Sunday I got out early on my bike, once I was past Loop 360 I got caught in the drizzle, back in Austin it was still dry and I had a good ride, but I couldn't believe how dirty my bike got. It's going to take me longer to clean it that the ride took :-(
Tags: training, travel
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