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Although this blog was originally created by Andy Brickell and continues to be updated by him, the design and layout of the page is credited to his daughter, Mary-Claire Brickell. She's pretty awesome.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the Peter Pan of petrophysics

Today is the first anniversary of my age being the last prime number before 50. Sigh.... but as my father-in-law Bill says, consider the alternatives. Mary-Claire told me I'm not old, I'm seasoned. Anyway, a brisk ride in today with the weather remaining beautiful.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Santa, I really need a GPS for my bike

This morning Dale and I set off for the usual weekend hammer session around Bear Creek. Halfway through we got bored so Dale suggested a different route home that was a little longer. We set off on a quiet, wooded trail, a really nice ride through the countryside, but before too long we were lost in the wilds of west Houston. After some aimless riding around we fired up Dale's Blackberry and looked at a map. We weren't too far off course and pretty quickly got back onto the trail through George Bush park. The wind was out of the north and pretty fierce when it was funnelled through the trees, but we survived. We were out for nearly three hours and probably went 45 miles.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

50 degrees???

in Houston, in October?? So much for global warming.

It's about time for the clocks to go back - I had my lights on all the way in today. Two more weeks to go, though.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


a bit chilly this morning - I needed my jacket and gloves. The bike is back from the shop and running well.

Monday, October 22, 2007

the morning after

No ride today - the commuter bike is in the shop for tune up/repairs. Just as well - it's cold and wet and I'm a little stiff after yesterday's ride. Hopefully back in the saddle again tomorrow.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday, Sunday

Yesterday South Africa beat England 15-6 in the Rugby World Cup final. England played well but South Africa earned and deserved their win. Oh well, today is another day, and another beautiful morning, so I hit the trail. Unfortunately it turned out to be a beautiful morning for a 10K run, too, so after battling runners for five miles I decided to keep on going and went through George Bush park to the east side of Cinco Ranch. On the way home I skipped the trail and rode down Memorial. Let's call it 35 miles - more than I intended but I managed OK.

Friday, October 19, 2007


A beautiful morning and my Friday off - what else can I do but ride the Bayou trail? A lot of foot traffic to contend with but a wonderful ride regardless.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

more of the same stuff

it was too good to last. A few days of cool temperatures and now back to high 80's, high humidity, highly tedious. Oh well.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

first post!

Beautiful morning for a ride - 61F when I started, clear and sunny. Could this actually be Fall in Houston?

Bear Creek - Terry Hershey loop

Bear Creek - Terry Hershey loop

Daily commute to work

Daily commute to work
This isn't quite right but it's close. 9.5 miles, about 40 minutes.

Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park
10 miles of safe, paved cycling bliss - except for all the foot traffic

The Sealy ride

The Sealy ride
45 miles through very pretty Texas countryside. Looks benign but there's a very hilly section at mile 35.

The Katy ride

The Katy ride
It's on the Katy prairie - flat, flat, flat