Sunday, January 29, 2006

Texas Winter Trip - The Drive South

January 20-21, 2006.
The lack of sun has got to me this year. Its usually gray and dreary in the upper Midwest in January, but this year I just can't take it. So we headed off to Texas for some riding. On Friday, January 20 we packed the truck and drove south. Got as far as Cameron, MO when we had enough of the ice that the freezing rain left on the roads. I-35 in Iowa had been salted and was dry. Missouri was another story... cars and trucks in the ditch at an increasing rate.

On Saturday morning we stopped in at Broadway Coffee in KCMO. Had an espresso and grabbed an LB of beans for the week. We'll stop back through for a more substantial purchase on the way back. Also stopped to ACME Bicycle Company but couldn't hang out until 10AM when they opened. We will try them again on way back too. We drove to Dallas on the 21st and stayed at the Fairfield Inn near I-635 and Greenville Road. Decent place, we'd stay there again.

Sunday the 22nd was to be our first day of riding. Our plan was to join the Greater Dallas Bicyclists for a group ride, but the rain changed our plans. Instead we toured the 6th Floor Museum, which we both enjoyed.


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