Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another Short Ride to Grapevine!

My friend Shoaib and I were planning to ride to Lewisville Lake on Saturday (Nov. 21, 2009) but due to technical difficulties Shoaib had to ride his MTN Bike with slicks on it. Hence, we did not venture further than Grapevine, but this time we took a different route. It was a short 30 odd mile ride. Short and sweet, though one stretch of it seemed treacherous! Not much shoulder on this stretch of the road (see pic below)!

 The Gaylord Texan from across the Grapevine Lake. I called to see if they had any openings for the Thanksgiving Brunch. Alas, they did not :(

Apparently the dam on the Grapevine Lake is managed by the army core of engineers.

This tree reminded me of my experimentation with my coiffure :)

I wonder if this is what they call the dam? Anyhow, it looked so nice from up above, I decided to photograph it anyways!

There was one area along the lake where they had some nice shelters, BBQ pits, and a pavillion. It cost $1/bicycle (more for motorized vehicles) to enter this area. We rode around the place just to check it out. Nothing too exciting except a MTN bike trail that was in this area. We didn't check out this trail although parts of it looked like doable from afar.

What is a bike ride without a feast to celebrate it? We stopped at Fat Daddy's in Coppell to check out their sumptuous burgers. They are really good burgers. Can you keep a secret? I only tried the Garden Burger but my buddy tells me their burgers are awesome. The manager of this restaurant is a MTN biker. Well, we should all go there just for that, don't ya think?
 
The ambiance at Fat Daddy's ain't bad for a burger joint. They have free icecream for dessert for all customers. On Wednesdays, they have $0.99 kids menu (Disclaimer: Please check with the restaurant before you venture out, just in case the policies change).


Proudly presenting to you, my fabulous lunch at Fat Daddy's. Their fries and fixings like Chipotle Mayonaise  are awesome!

I am still planning to ride to Lake Lewisville over the long weekend, if time permits. Time is kinda tough to come by right as I am admist a lotta projects! We shall see :)

Peace :)

3 comments:

  1. Had to laugh. The ride photos were black & white, while the food photos were in color. Hmmm...

    Nice report, and I hope your Lewisville adventure is a success.

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  2. Looks like a fun ride. I enjoyed the B&W photos.

    That is one weird-looking dam. Wonder if the mountain bike trail is any good? Sounds like an interesting area.

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  3. @Chris -- i don't know if i did the photos in b&w v. color, intentionally. but sometimes, i do think with my stomach LOL

    @michael -- fun ride but funky looking structure, ya, i agree!

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