Saturday, May 12, 2007

Friday Was Fun

a bike jock yelled at me to get out of the way

Yesterday, we left at around noon to bike to a couple of estate sales in the M Streets. The first was laughably overpriced; the second was okay. We weren't planning to go anywhere else, but it hadn't taken nearly as long as we thought it would and we were bored. So, we decided to bike up to the Half Price on Northwest Highway. One wrong turn and two miles later, we ended up at the lake. We stopped at a surprisingly vegan friendly 7-11 for some snacks, and decided to ride around the lake. It was a little hot, but the ride wasn't too bad at all...except for the bike jocks. There were loads of them scowling at our lowly 3 speeds and cutting off pedestrians left and right. About half of the cyclists at White Rock are perfectly fine, but the other half are the impatient, inconsiderate, self indulgent Hummers of the bike world. In fact, they were much worse than any car drivers that I've encountered since we started biking. The above photo was taken just before one of them yelled at me to get out of the way. Other than that, it was a good day.

mount vernon

My favorite part of White Rock Lake is this ridiculous replica of Mount Vernon. It was the home of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, whose family was the inspiration for the show Dallas. I think that I read somewhere that the Hunt family sold it in 2002.

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