Mansfield Dam Training Ride
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I call this one the damn ride. It's really the Mansfield Dam training ride, but I still call it the damn ride. That's because there is a lot of traffic along 620 on the way to the Dam, and there are a lot of hills. It's a 36 mile loop that starts at 360 and Bee Caves Road in Westlake Hills. From there, you ride out 2222 west to Highway 71, go north briefly to 620, and then head back east to Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis. The ride out on 2222 is really beautiful, particularly now that the wildflowers are in bloom. We saw lots of bluebonnets, winecups and Mexican hats today -- all in shades of blue, red, pink and yellow.
I pulled one of my biggest bone head moves of the season on this ride. I was riding east on 620, coming down into the town of Lakeway.
I picked myself up and continued on to the damn Dam. The views were great out over Lake Travis, complete with a few sailboats tacking back and forth in the wind.
The ride back to Westlake Hills was smooth and uneventful. No more falls, just good riding.
Fund raising update: My total to date: $2,100. Team total to date: $25,000.