This year marks the 30th anniversary of Breaking Away, the movie that launched a million wannabe bike racers. I wasn’t one of them, but I was still captivated by the story, the characters, and, yes, even the cycling. In 1979, my wife and I were living in an apartment in Richardson, Texas (on Prestonwood Drive,… Continue reading “Breaking Away” and Jumping Off
Ordinary adventures in the Texas Hill Country
The 2005 edition of the Texas Easter Hill Country bicycle tour was wet and bereft of wildflowers. Even so, it was a great way to spend five days.
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, MLB and I traveled 110 miles southwest to Fort Stockton, where the annual HarvestFest celebration was taking place. The attraction of this event to us came in the form of a bike ride to the Cordier Estates winery located 26 miles east of town, pretty much in… Continue reading Riding in the Tour de Wino
[Editor’s Note: The following post is the longest by far of any published on the Gazette. At 4,000 words, it violates the most basic tenet of blogging: keep it short and to the point. I apologize in advance for imposing this endless travelogue upon you. Perhaps the photos that accompany it will ease some of… Continue reading Easter Hill Country Tour – April, 2004