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MP3+1=Solo Ride

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Surely 64-degrees can’t be considered freezing.  So it must be the 20-mph gusts.  No, it has got to be the end of the year holiday frenzy.  Well, looks like a solo ride today…


I sat at the outdoor patio at Rao’s, enjoyed two cupful of Rao’s best illy coffee before setting out for today’s ride.  After a quick and delicious meal at the area’s only Indian restaurant, Spice 6 (at Parkdale’s food court), I headed west on 105, turned north on Tram Road, detoured south on Tolivar Canal Road (the bridge ahead hasn’t yet been repaired since Hurricane Ike) and back on 105-East.  Holiday-shopping traffic north of Walmart was incredibly dense, of course.  After clearing the congestion, I took the service road north alongside 69, turned east on Plant Road and after a few spirited twists and turns, found my way to the LNVA saltwater barrier.  No one there, either, which meant a great photo op.  I fired a few shots of the MP3 and a few more of the landscape, then quickly headed back toward the highway.  No, not so fast.  In fact, I crawled through more traffic madness around the mall area before finally ascending 69 going south.  Destination:  Cowboy Polaris.  This time, I will get some answers about this quiet rumor that a Vespa dealership maybe coming to Beaumont…–Lorenzo

Christmas at Rao's

The only game in town

The only game in town

Thats what Im talkin about

That's what I'm talkin' about

The ride

LNVA saltwater barrier

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