David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
10/12  O Windy Day; O Windy, Windy Day
10/12  Illinois Beach State Park (South)
10/13  Evanston, IL
10/16  Left on Halsted and straight for a couple days
10/16  No peace from barking dogs.
10/17  No peace from barking dogs.
10/18  Little ants. Big Earth.
10/18  Cold, sore, sun burned and lonely.
10/19  Evansville -- what a hole.
10/19  And that's why I drive a Multitrack
10/20  Concern for my life on the Bridge O Death
10/20  Hang it, I'm not broke.
10/21  Who's idea was it to come THIS WAY?
10/21  A couple of notes.
10/22  So Lawng Kentucky
10/23  The difference between a hill and a mountain
10/23  Highway 68 is awesome
10/24  Way down yonder 'round the Chattahoochee
10/25  And I thought Chicago was tough.
10/27  I'm not so tough
11/01  Still in Atlanta
11/03  FINALLY leaving Atlanta
11/03  "A Pilgrim," he called me
11/04  A new contestant
11/05  A whole new country
11/06  Trailers West
11/06  Did somebody order pine trees?
11/07  Deep Blue Chevron Station
11/08  I think I goof off too much
11/10  Sea Roaches, Oil Rigs and Casinos
11/11  Hot time in the bayou
11/12  Running on one cylinder
11/12  The adventures of Broken-Knee
11/13  Way to go, Brown!
11/13  Thank God for Advil and Bungie Cords
11/14  Kids in the streets with guns
11/15  I can see cows for miles and miles
11/16  Pleasantly surprised
11/18  Not much to report
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
Bicycle Trip 2010
Nomadic 2010
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

Pleasantly surprised

1999-11-16

Knowing I was to hit Houston today, I prepared my self for a bump-and-jump, run-and-dodge, white-knuckles kind of day. It turns out that that wasn't at all necessary.

Biking through Houston was almost pleasant. The roads are wide, and for the most part I rode through very light traffic. Just about all the interstates and other major roads I had to ride on had utility roads (or feeders) flanking them. Those had very light traffic as well. In fact the only difficult part about today was getting over bridges.

Actually, it's been over a week since I've seen a real hill. But I've gone over a few bridges that would put the hills in Kentucky to shame.

My route today was a winding one. I began just east of Monroe City. I followed 65 west until I hit Anahuac, where I ate some breakfast. I went north up 562? to interstate 10. This was necessary to get over the water. Interstate 10 took me to Cove were I followed 565 down to 146 to Baytown to 225 to Pasadena. Eventually I had to take city roads. Here are some of them in pretty much the correct order: Lawndale, Telephone (really), Leeland, Main (south), 610 (east), Almeda (north), Holly Hall. I am now at 2111 Holly Hall.

There wasn't much for scenery today unless you happen to get a big thrill out of oil refineries. I don't.

I'll have to figure out how long I'll be here in Houston. I still don't know.
 
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