This past weekend, I met some friends to ride some of the gravel roads south of the town of Chappell Hill, Texas. There were seven of us including my friend Kevin who just recently purchased his first gravel bike and was excited to try it out on these roads. We followed a 52 mile route … Continue reading Gravel Cycling in Chappell Hill and Areas South
The Scanlan Mansion is GONE!
November 14, 2017 UPDATE: While using Google Maps recently to see the extent of Hurricane Harvey flooding in the area where I live, I made a startling discovery: the Scanlan Mansion is gone! The home site has been completely cleared. I presume that when I visited the site of the mansion earlier this year that … Continue reading The Scanlan Mansion is GONE!
Near where I live there's this cool pipeline bridge that crosses the Brazos River. It's not really accessible to the public and there is a forest and various fences and gates to get through to reach it. Nonetheless, I knew it was back there and took the Slate out on the levee and around the … Continue reading The Bridge
The Iceman’s Challenge
December 3, 2016, marked the third running of the Iceman's Challenge, a gravel race and endurance ride from the Talbert Ranch in China Spring, Texas. This year, the ride consisted of an 82 mile race and 82, 61, 48 and 31 mile non-competitive "pursuits." I completed the 82-mile pursuit event. The ride organizers bill the … Continue reading The Iceman’s Challenge