Thursday, November 11, 2010

Every Town Needs A Trail - And A Treadmill

Never has an underpass been so inhabited.

The parking lot under MoPac or Loop 1, at the south edge of the west end of Town Lake, is always comfortably full.  A spot is always available to those just arriving because someone is always just leaving.  The same goes for every parking lot along the length of the lake, at each bridge crossing.  The bridges dissect the crushed stone trail around the lake into manageable and convenient distances (3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 miles) for the walkers, runners, and riders who constantly circle the man-made accumulation of water. 

I'll save myself the other 800 words
Show up, pick your distance, enjoy: Choose Your Own Run!

Technically, Town Lake isn't a lake.  It is a river with a dam at the east end, with a dam a good distance upstream creating another lake to the west and so on.

Downstream to downtown

Upstream to the hills - and Dell-ionaires

Then again, technically the Town Lake Trail isn't a crushed stone path.  It is Austin's public treadmill.

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