After numerous back-to-back cold, windy and sometimes rainy rides, it was a joy to be in the sunny, windless and 86-degree weather of San Antonio. Kellie had to do this trail solo (while Jim golfed nearby), so she started midway on the 20-mile Leon Creek Greenway, which runs along the western edge of town and heads north. Her intention was to ride north to the end, then turn around and ride south to the other end, then return to the car. But somewhere along the first leg, she ended up on the 25-mile Salado Creek Greenway, which heads south down the eastern side of San Antonio. (The large arching sign over the trail that read “Salado Creek Greenway” should have been a clue).
The Buffalo Bayou Trail in downtown Houston is one of the prettier, but more confusing urban trails we’ve been on. The rolling, paved trail runs along both sides of the Buffalo Bayou River in the shadow of the city’s dramatic skyline. It traverses pretty riverbank parks, dips under several bridges, occasionally requires street crossings, and seems to be a part of a not-well-marked tapestry of trails.