Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not Very Far Away

Not very far away, really, but a place to go. With limited time, but more than it takes for the old standby 3-mile loop, I aim for a lazy intermittent stream.

It's up and over a single ridge. Then down the other side to a short stretch of gravel road. Turn left. Then it's just around the bend. Maybe 15 minutes of pedaling.

Even when it's not really flowing, there's usually a pool under the bridge. Turtles and other critters are there. Upstream and downstream, the meanders are spotted with rock and framed with large trees. We prairie folk value a good shade. And so this is a place to go. After the day's furious paced commerce, turtle pond meditation restores.

It is good, far removed from commercial fury, but not very far away.


  1. Fantastic gem of a blog, with beautiful writing

  2. Great Post. Looks like a great little get away.

  3. Thanks for the comments. One of these days, I'll be able to play host and share my pleasant little patch o' ground here in north Texas with a fellow cyclist.

  4. Lovely spot, and great writing. Also love the bike, in some of your other posts!