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Waco Mammoth Site

2014-06-06

tl;dr: I spent the week in Waco where I visited the Waco Mammoth Site.

I spent the week in Waco, Texas, and I never even heard about an armed military conflict or religious cult meltdown. I'm sure there are plenty of other things to do and see, but I mostly just stayed holed up in my hotel trying to optimize SQL queries. Good times.

I brought my bicycle to Bear Mountain bicycle shop and they replaced all the cables and the chain. It is running much smoother now. I also purchased some tire liners to guard against thorns. While I was there I picked their brains about west Texas biking. The amount of water I was planning on carrying? Not nearly enough. Ranchers are insanely territorial. Thorns are nasty. And after a few days I should acclimate to the heat.

Because it was closed on Sunday, I finally biked out to the Waco Mammoth Site today. You pay for a well-rehearsed walking tour through their mammoth excavations. It was worth it. TIL not all mammoths were wooly mammoths. These mammoths were Colombian mammoths.

On the way back to my hotel I cut through Cameron Park, which has some interesting mountain bike trails.

Because there was a cinema across the road from the hotel, I decided to see a movie. Not worth it. People.

Brazos River


Waco Mammoth Site


Bull Mammoth


the dig


Cameron Park


Cameron Park

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