I took advantage of a warmish mid-winter day and took my Raleigh Super Course out for a solo ride. It was a bit of a dawdle in that I stopped here and there and just kind of looked around a lot. The kind of ride that would make Pondero proud.
I tried a new route to get into the city that took me through Westcreek Park. I'd never even been to the park before, but it has a trail that connects two neighborhoods divided by the creek. I set up the bike and took a few pictures, just as the Amtrak came through.
I got a new leather saddle for my commuter bike, so I put the old Wrights W3.N on the Super Course.
As I was writing this post, I got an email from Cameron at Old Ten Speed Gallery, notifying me that this Super Course was just posted as the current entry.
I rode to Fort Worth's near southside and had lunch at Shaw's Burger's Shakes (review here). It gave me an opportunity to use one of the new bike racks being installed around the city.
A few blocks away is Southside Bank. Their sign is my favorite anachronism- an old-timey sign with neon letters that neatly advertise the availability of their ATM.
I rode by Trinity Bicycles for a short chat, then headed downtown before heading west along the new bike lanes they put in on West 7th Street just west of the Trinity River.
Come ride with me! (I hope R A N T W I C K enjoys the sound track.)
I rode all the way out to University where the new lane ends, then cut back toward Foch Street which leads into Trinity Park. The bridge I'm leaning the bike against carries Lancaster over Foch.
According to the plaque, the bridge was put up in 1938.
The sea creatures seem interested in my bike.
From Trinity Park I headed southwest on the Trinity Trail
They've started the Clearfork bridge over the Trinity River. The plans that were unveiled showed a bridge for motor vehicles, with a smaller span suspended underneath for pedestrians and cyclists that will connect the Trinity Trail on either side of the river. It will open up more practical off-road bike routes in the city by providing another crossing over the Trinity River.
The sun was getting low and I hadn't grabbed a headlight, so it was time to get home. I got off the trail at Overton Creek and headed south toward home.