It was beautiful today, temperatures were in the high 60's with lots of sunshine. Perfect swarming weather for gnats. I realized this within the first hundred yards of riding on the Trinity Trail. My Sweaty skin insured that every gnat that hit me stuck fast. When I neared my destination I pulled over and spent a fair amount of time brushing them out of my hair corners of my eyes, pretty much everywhere. I was being really careful not to smear them on my clothing. I also relearned an important lesson, wear eye protection. Needless to say, I took a different route home.
We had some heavy rain the other day so I wasn't too optimistic about being able to cross the river. I was surprised to find the crossing was mostly dry although you can see that the water is high and will flood the crossing during the next rain.
Trinity Trails improvement progress: Cement has been poured. I'm sure that they'll be adding some form of railing soon.
I stopped at Barnes & Noble and picked up the most recent issue of Bicycle Times and enjoyed a high priced iced chai beverage at the co-located Starbucks. This issue of BT appears to have several articles on loaded touring. Interesting. You can see my new U lock in the photo. I had never used one before and I quickly discovered that I didn't know the best method for securing my bike. I thought that you enclosed the frame and rear wheel to a fixed object but I couldn't get that to work. I'll do some research.
Spring has sprung. Texas Redbud tree.