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I am thoroughly enjoying the cooler weather that blew into Texas. I spent about 5.5 hours outside riding, cooking, and coffee brewing in the blustery low 40s weather we had today. I like the brown landscape and the cloudy skies...at least for now.
Because it was so windy, I sought out a low spot next to a creek. This spot, with its abandoned bridge ruins, added to the moodiness. It was quiet, and the water was moving along with some haste. It was as entertaining and hypnotizing as a campfire. The meal stop was refreshing physically and mentally. The ride was productive also. I spotted a couple of prospective winter camping spots that I am eager to try. Perhaps I'll be able to post my 12 for 12 overnighter per month before the month ends.
__________________ Chris Johnson Sanger, Texas
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What a lovely fall ride. I love historical oddities or left behinds like the bridge left standing but not usable. When I lived in Reno Nv we had a bridge much like the one in your pictures. A drunk trucker loaded with strawberries hit it doing 60 mph and tore the bridge down dumping his load of strawberries in the Truckee river. The radio stations broadcast that little bit about strawberries in the river and the whole town went to the river and started collecting the crates of strawberries. Of course the trucker survived and went to jail but it was a good story in the end. It has been raining a lot in Central California. This time of year I'm very busy with musical engagements, ie gigs. I choose not to ride in heavy rain as much as possible although it does happen from time to time. Mostly I walk this time of year during the rains.
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Nice scenic spot! I find those types of rides to be supremely relaxing. It's nice to find the right spot to hang out and just sort of let the mind wander for a while.
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Your pics are inviting especially on a day when it's snowing and below zero here. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Jon
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Lovely, evocative photos. Here in southern Ontario, snow covers everything and they are out picking icewine grapes. Oh, well.