|Route Using Kirkwood Heading North|
|Commute Using Terry Hershey Park North of I-10|
If I take Terry Hershey North of the I-10 (screen shot above), I ride on the sidewalk of the I-10 frontage road like a dork. In the morning I'm going against traffic and in the evening constantly looking over my shoulder to make sure I don't get slammed by a right turning car. I then cut up Eldridge for a block, again dorking it on the sidewalk, to get to Dairy Ashford and another 2 foot bike lane, albeit with less debris than Kirkwood. This bike lane takes me to another off street shared use path at the Addicks Reservoir. The weird thing is that heading East on Dairy Ashford there is no way to make a proper left turn onto the shared use path. They built this great path and then also put a concrete median in the middle of Dairy Ashford blocking the path from East bound riders. I end up riding in the painted median, cutting across Dairy Ashford and riding in the gutter against traffic for maybe 50 yards before I can make a left onto the path. In the evening going home heading West the cars lining up to go right on Eldridge end up pinching the 2 foot bike lane. I haven't clipped a side mirror yet but it won't surprise me when I do.
|Map of Energy Corridor paths found on Addick Reservoir bike path. North is the bottom of this map|
|Start of shared use path at Addicks Reservoir just off Dairy Ashford. I need to take a photo of the jacked up median on Dairy Ashford that blocks this entrance|
|North I-10 frontage road facing East just after exiting Terry Hershey Park|
|Start of Terry Hershey Park North of I-10|
|Thought the Texas flags were a nice touch on this day. This is the path around the Barker Reservoir that takes you towards George Bush Park.|