Worse than bricks are bricks in traffic. But what would Lubbock be without a visit to see Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs in "Prairie Dog Town?" So I went. Really, bricks are better than Westport. I actually got a photo of one of the little guys. They look like squirrels without the bushy tails. Another item off the bucket list.
Coming back, I found a brick-free route and even saw some "Bike Route" signs. After I got back, I found a route map on the Lubbock City site. The one I rode on seemed pretty nice. Then we visited the Buddy Holly statue. Is Frankenbike ready for its closeup?
One nice thing about riding around is just trying different routes. Bricks are just one of the features. At least it appears Lubbock has no cobblestones. It also appears that the TTU bike lane craze has not infected the rest of the city. I can't say if the drivers are any nicer than our Tarrant County bunch, but they were polite and there were less of them. And Lubbock isn't as flat as you think.
According to our parent briefing today, I'm supposed to relax tomorrow while my daughter frantically struggles with registration. Sounds like a plan. Is there anything else to see around Lubbock? What time does the windmill center open up?
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