I worked my rear end off last weekend. I had to make a last minute trip to Houston and ended up maxing out my overtime hours. I was told to stay home on Friday. I actually slept till 9:30 AM Friday morning. I haven't slept that late in years, I was exhausted.
I took this photo at my desk on Thursday. After nearly 22 years working with this agency, my name popped up in headquarters and they sent me this low-bid coffee mug. The handles on these award mugs are notorious for snapping off at the worst possible moment. Nothing says you're appreciated like a crotch full of scalding coffee.
I had originally planned to jump on my bike and hit the road before dawn yesterday but that didn't happen. I managed to get out and ride this afternoon.
I rambled on over to the Hulen Street bridge. It's in the process of being replaced. The northbound lanes are closed which gave me the rare opportunity to safely ride to the top and enjoy the view.
This is the view of the Trinity River from the south end of the bridge looking east towards downtown.
At the mid-point of the bridge you can look down on the rail yard. There's a line of trees along the south edge of the rail yard that prevents most of it from being seen from the Trinity Trails. Unfortunately, there is no easy way for a cyclist to cross the river and the yard for a couple of miles in each direction. Hopefully the new bridge will be cyclist and pedestrian friendly.