06 In and Out of Sherman, TX.

FRISCO TO SHERMAN…Sorry friends, no real pictures of Sherman, TX. After the ups and downs, cross and head winds then we had a Watson Turkey Burger and found the Comfort Inn. It was Suite, even though we had to ride upstream in “one way” heavy traffic to find it. We began counting ROAD KILL today. (2 Skunks, 3 Possums, a full grown deer and our first Armadillo.)

We stopped at the Sherman Tourist Info Center. A wonderful man there explained that they only had brochures. He kept apologizing for his difficulty speaking. He’d had a fairly severe stroke. It has to be frustraiting.  

As an aside, today is the 8th anniversary or our dear friend Terry’s departure. We e=mailed his wife Judith. Eight years goes by so quickly.

Howdy Partner!

Texas Prairie Thistle

8 Years and WE MISS YOU, STILL!

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05 Cycling LE GRAN Texas

Out on the Heatland, out on the prairie, we had a wide shoulder, friendly vehicles and room to ROLL! However, it was more ROLLIN’ ups and downs than ROCKIN’.

Cycling Le Gran Texas


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04 The Heartland of Texas

Well, we’re definitely in the Heartland. Out of Frisco and onto the vastness of Texas. We began to leave the city behind and roll into rolled hay and big, BIG TEXAS ranches. Good road and mostly friendly vehicles, too, as they say here in TX.

Where the City Meets the Prairie

Texas Country Classic

Big Texas Countryside


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03 Cycling the Shawnee Trail

Dallas is traffic and as we set off on Preston Ave we were in a swarm of mostly friendly cars. Well, Cat points out that there are more pick-up tucks and RVs than cars. Not much room for bikes on Preston. At one intersection a gal in RV with yapping dog pulled up and offered advice. “Turn left here for about 1/2 mile and take the street that parrallels Preston, this road is too dangerous. We headed off then decided to take the route we know. Once back on Preston we pressed onward then the road widened. Hectic at times but all in all not a bad city ride. We found the Holiday Inn Express, 40 miles from the Bronze Longhorns in just over 4 hours. We’d been told of bronze statues along Preston, these are a couple of examples.

The Test of a Young Brave

Early Texas Surveyor

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02 Pioneers? American Gothic!

Setting off up what some have called the Shawnee Trail, we felt like the Pioneers or Drovers that set off across the prairie back in the mid to late 1800s. That brought to mind a photo we took in South America. In a modern sense, we are PIONEERS!

                                           True Blue American Gothics

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01 On the ROAD AGAIN, out of Dallas

It’s been a while since we loaded the bags and prepared to ride. In fact it was one year ago, today, June 9, 2009 that we flew home from Southeast Asia. Slow progress, we had the bikes put back together and Hotel Lawrence’s manager, Sebron,  was kind enough to allow us to keep them in a Conference Room. Finally, after 10:00 AM, we rode down the elevator, rolled through the lobby and out the door. Sebron and Mike, the Hotel Driver who has shuttled us to the gym and grocery store posed with us for photos. Karen, who is here for the Realtor meeting ran to her room for her camera then took these photos with our. Thanks Karen!

Hotel Lawrence Send Off with Mike and Sebron


Caught in a Bronze Stampeed

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