Having limited funds for bike stuff this month, I had to decide where my money would be best spent. I ended up buying a set of Schwalbe Marathon 27" 1 1/4 tires, replacing the old original tires that were looking a little sketchy.
Since I used my bike money for tires, I wasn't able to buy new handlebar tape. I had considered wrapping the bars with strips of paper cut from grocery bags and then shellacking it. I've seen it done before. The paper ends up looking like leather. I decided to take an easier route and wrapped the bars with a couple of used inner tubes. I think it actually looks halfway decent. Well, it looks better than the worn out bar tape that was originally on the bars.
This was my first ride in quite a while and the first cool weather ride of the fall season for me. I actually had to wear a jacket. We received lots of rain over the last couple of days. The crossing over the Trinity River was flooded.