Nice Friday Afternoon Ride
May 2, 2008
Wrapping up my 5 days of technical IT training a bit early on Friday, the nice weather capped my decision to go out on a short jaunt north of the house. I wandered out Hwy 78 towards Farmersville and started looking for small roads off of the main roads.
The spring storms have been pushing over the utility poles.
I found a nice one that went between 380 and Merit. It started paved, and then went to unmaintained surface before going back to a narrow paved road.
|Things are very green now with our unusual consistent weekly rains over the last several months. The flowers are getting overrun with growth of other nearby plants, so it is a bit difficult to see them easily.|
There seems to be a tradition for a 4-legged animal visit me on my rides. Today it was a Golden Retriever that reluctantly came over to me as I was getting ready to mount up to ride again. To him, I probably looked like a space alien in my garb, but he finally warmed up to me and then looked like he was ready to join me on the ride.
|I made my way back from Greenville deep into Dallas to meet Debbie and visit Mom for dinner. Not bad for a quick 110-mile unplanned Friday afternoon ride.|