I ride Dove Loop all the way from Grapevine, through South Lake to Roanoke. The landscape changes quite a bit after South Lake. It is more like countryside over there.What's new in Roanoke, Texas?
One other perk of riding Dove Loop: I find most drivers (99.9%) are very courteous and they do share the road --- based on my focus group of size 1 -- ME! But, I do take the lane, wherever it makes sense for me to do it.
While the grades on the way to Roanoke are not of epic proportions, they still challenge me. I found a couple of 10-12 degree climbs and a bunch of 6-8 degree climbs. None of them are very long, however!
Ah, finally made it to Roanoke! It is 20 miles from my door to this point.
The Book Carriage, to get a nice cup of Java and a couple of Tea Cakes. The proprietors were nice enough to let me charge my speaker (which I forgot to charge the night before). So, I hung out at the very nice independent book store for a while, savoring my coffee and exchanging some ideas with the owners.
While at the book store, I met Mark Fadden, the author of The Brink. I talked to him for a few and learned that he is a cyclist as well. He is another famous person I know from Colleyville.
The famous canal system in Las Colinas!