The sounds of mowers and grass blowers are not what I expect on Christmas Eve but when you live in southeast Texas warm weather is not unheard of this time of the year. Today’s bike Ride took me on the Kingwood greenbelt trails and some connecting streets. I biked a total of 21.82 miles pushing my December total to 155 miles, 25 miles beyond my goal of 130 miles. Year to date I am at 7,329 miles. I started the ride at 11:17 and finished at 1:17. I decided to ride the trails in the opposite direction I usually go and added a loop west to Lone Star College on the other side of I-69/US59. Earlier this year the City of Houston installed a sidewalk from Chestnut Ridge east of the railroad tracks to Lone Star College. I bike that direction on the streets but not on the sidewalk/greenbelt trail.
The leaves and fall weather, even though winter arrived December 21st, made for some beautiful scenes during the ride. Here are pictures:
The trails were busy today with bikers, joggers, walkers and dogs. All were friendly and shared the trail.
Today’s wardrobe selection probably was overdone with a short sleeve jersey over a long sleeve jersey but i was comfortable. The chilly wind from earlier in the week left replaced with warmer air. Today’s weather at my home weather station.
Riding among the trees and house the wind wasn’t much of a problem but on the open roads it was 13 mph from the SE, which explains the clouds.
With Christmas and family visiting next week I am not sure when the next bike ride may happen. Warm weather and some rain are in the forecast.
Link to RideWithGPS.com map and metrics.