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Published: September 10th 2009
I opened the door yesterday morning to a boiling brown and black sky.
Mr. Bill was uninspired and thought we should stay another day. I convinced him that we had to go. He was still less than enthralled and I had to talk him out of hiding to get back on the bike
As I headed north west towards Bryan Texas and Shelly’s home the rain started. I left and headed down a two lane road through rural, and there is a lot of rural, Texas towards the Trinity National Wildlife Refuge (though with out Rev. Bill I don’t know half of what I see) and San Jacinto forest. Soon bolts of lighting were cracking around me… and I thought.. Gee this isn’t good… so I kept on..
I did find a do-do shop on the side of the road during the early part of the ride where there was a bit of a brake in the weather pattern.. Breakfast!
The rain came in waves, and I just tried to blast through. I spotted a Starbucks on the edge of Lake Conroe and stopped for a decent cup..
There I met several people who were surprised
at a soaking wet rider with a smile on my face. When asked how I was I responded “Damm Fine!”. As I was starting to get ready to head out the local trooper was as well. I pleaded, “try not to pull me over OK?” several folks chortled.. But he responded… “Hey, not me… in this weather you might get the stern finger as I go by” SO life is good.
I pulled into a gas station when I got to Bryan and was detained by several folks wanting to chat, the last was Shane, who’s Seattle girlfriend had taken him to the Comet Tavern… Poor soul. I passed a card along and promised that if they got back to the Northwest I could show him a .. different environment than a capitol hill landmark dive.
After getting into Bryan I met up with Shelly Swesey... I have not seen this wonderful and beautiful young woman in way to many years. We had a nice dinner and talked late into the night. I decided that I wanted to stay another day, as there is far to much to cover in one evening.
Now if the weather in
Texas could act more like Texas weather I would be happy.
Thanks for tagging along another day
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