So I was just riding around; the funny thing about Austin is they helpfully say bike lanes are ahead, but I had a hell of a time finding one. I was following the helpful signs until one was just too messed up that I couldn't tell which way to go. So, the first part of my ride I had no idea where I was. I ended up on South Congress, and turning south I made it all the way to Southpark Meadows. That was about a seven mile ride. I'm pretty proud of that, despite the presence of bike lanes south south austin (what do you call that area?) doesn't enjoy as many riders.
Southpark Meadows is a huge new shopping center that has just about everything you could possibly think of. I don't go there very often because there is nothing there I can't get closer to home. The parking lots are huge though and I was nervous about going into a place that is obviously centered around cars.
A very wide shoulder, but had quite a bit of debris in places
My final destination. I hadn't planned on it, but was halfway there so figured why not.