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Sunday bike ride in Sugar Land

Its Sun­day and a gor­geous day with 72F and slight cloud cov­er.  We decid­ed to go and see if we could nav­i­gate the traf­fic on High­ways 6 & 59 to make it to the Town Cen­tre and beyond.  Here’s a map of our lit­tle route with­out the traf­fic details.

It says it was about 6.3 miles but felt much longer due to the fre­quent stops to nego­ti­ate traf­fic and cross­walks on the major inter­sec­tions.  We cov­ered urban bik­ing, love­ly lakes, a cou­ple of Star­bucks, the city Mall (who would think you could bike to Dil­lard’s!), and final­ly a tri­umphant jaunt around our neigh­bor­hood lake.

Bril­liant fun.  Below are a few pho­tos to mark the day.

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Granite Way Cycle Path

On route again through last underpass
On route again through last under­pass

We ful­ly expect­ed a fun day, our first taste of bik­ing in the UK. We embarked on the Gran­ite Way, a main­ly traf­fic-free cycle route from Oke­hamp­ton to Lyd­ford, Devon and a part of the exten­sive Nation­al Cycle Net­work (NCN) in the UK-route 27 “Devon coast-to-coast”. Built along the course of the old South­ern Region rail­way line, the rel­a­tive­ly flat trail cov­ers about 15 miles.

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Napa Valley: Biking

Spent a great day cycling around the val­ley from our base in Cal­is­to­ga. Cou­ple of shots of Rita on the bike and pos­ing in front of some laven­der. Pret­ty cool day.

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Tour de France — stage one

Last year we were in France dur­ing the tour.  Can’t believe its been a year since we were there.

BBC Sport — Tour de France — stage one.

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Spinning Class

Anoth­er great spin­ning class this morn­ing. Up at 5am to watch the French open Mens’ Final then off to spin­ning class at 7:30am. Great class, love­ly morn­ing. Who could ask for more.