It’s been in triple digits for the last 5 or 6 weeks, so haven’t been out on the bike much. This weekend was different. After having highs in the lower 90′s Wednesday and Thursday, I made plans to go riding this weekend. Well the best laid plans right? We headed out yesterday morning for a short 250 mile jaunt through the hill country. By noon the temp was all ready above 95. I still enjoyed it though. We rode through Wimberly, TX and stopped at the Cypress Creek Cafe for a chicken fried steak (skip it), worked our way up RR2325 and then turned back on FM165 to HWY290. We turned west and rode into Johnson City for gas and cold drink of water. We turned north on HWY 281 and blasted up to Marble Falls, where we made a right onto RR1431. After about 10 miles, we turned left onto FM1171 and made the short ride through the Balcones Canyonlands to FM1869 which took us to Hwy29 in Liberty Hill and on to Georgetown.
This morning after church we headed over to the low water bridge over the San Gabriel river in Georgetown and had a baptism. It’s always a thrill to see someone turn their life over to Christ. After-wards we had a BBQ lunch in the park for some fellowship. Then about 15 of us headed to Hutto for some pie. The only problem was that the owner of the cafe didn’t seem to want us there. After a few sharp words from him, we decided to take our group elsewhere. We ended up at the Baskin Robbins in Pflugerville, where they were happy to serve us and take our money. You would think a restaurant would want a group of 15 to stop by, but for some reason, this one didn’t. Oh well, their loss.
After cooling off with some ice cream in the AC, we headed back home via the tollway.
It was good ride, but it’s still really hot. The two cool days really got my hopes up, but after living in Texas for 50 years, you would think I would know better.