Entries Tagged as U.S. - Texas

Texas Bike Overnight: A Kid-Friendly Bike Travel Weekend

For Bike Travel Weekend 2017, I loaded up my Kona Sutra and my five year old for a short trip in Austin, Texas.

Texas: An Overnight In Aggieland

Two wheel touring in the Brazos Valley: College Station, TX to Lake Bryan.

Over the Texas Hills to Pete’s House

Most of this trip is on quiet county roads of Texas, but food, water, and accommodations can be found along the way. During wildflower season, it is incredibly beautiful.

Uncomfortable Trip to Comfort, TX

Uncomfortable trip to Comfort, TX. An easy 200 mile weekend under predicted sunny skies turned into a rainy test of will.

Spring in East Texas: First Overnight Trip to Bonham State Park

The purpose of this trip, besides having fun, was to prove out my method, packing, and fitness for longer trips later this summer. We decided to drive and park at a friend’s house so we could keep the distance down to about 50 miles for this first trip. 

 

Fire and Rain in Texas!

Eight hours into our trip we were there, huddled under the picnic table's awning, watching flames gobble up the raindrops as they fell to Earth. Our fire cast its glow upon our two campsites which, by this time, had turned from a nice place to rest for the weekend into a quagmire whose mud pit was ready to suck the shoes off any unsuspecting camper. Fortunately for us, we were all barefoot.

Blazing the Northeast Texas Trail

The Northeast Texas Trail (NETT) is a partially completed rails-to-trails conversion, stretching 130 miles across six counties and 19 towns, from Farmersville to New Boston, Texas. Over a three-day weekend from October 26 to 28, 2012, Steve DeBauge and I completed a “thru-bike” of the entire NETT corridor. The challenge was as much logistical as it was physical -- but well worth it.