October 2008


Livestrong Challenge

The Livestrong Challenge comes to Austin next weekend. It’s the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s signature fundraising event. While it’s a whole weekend of activities the main thing is the bicycle ride on the 25th. The whole point is to raise awareness as well as funds in the fight against cancer. If you happen by here and are able to donate, please do! Visit my site.

I’m riding for:

My mom – struggled with and beat colon cancer

My dad – dealt with skin cancer

In honor of Susie Wilson – brain cancer survivor

In memory of Lori Edel – breast/liver cancer

In memory of Brian Fix – brain cancer

Liberty Hill mule
Liberty Hill Longhorns

From Spain and France it’s back to cycling the roads of Texas. From now through spring is such a great time to get out and enjoy the back roads. Thought I’d upload a few pictures from a recent excursion. The weather has finally turned cooler and the last few weekends have been excellent. I snapped the photos here a couple weeks ago on a route out in my favorite neck of the woods up near Liberty Hill and Bertram.

The mule here wandered over and must have been under the impression I was going to feed him something. The longhorns and buffalo (yes buffalo!) with him couldn’t seem to care less. Though I was able to get at least one to look up.

I have no idea what the purple flowers are but they were perfuse that day. They fact that they were blooming at all was impressive. Up till the last few days it hadn’t rained around here in a couple months.

Bertram Flowers