Okay it's a bit early since I'm thinking of doing this Sat. Aug. 29th one day after my birthday but this is the route I'm thinking of doing:
Tentative 51st Birthday Route
It takes advantage of a lot of bike trails and bike street routes and kinda winds it's way though neighborhoods I've lived in ( for example between the ages of 3 - 7 years I lived just off Fairview near Waugh ) and places I have some good memories of.
Anyway I'm showing this here to see if anyone has any comments, ideas, suggestions. A lot of this I worked out using the Houston Bike route map and Map My Ride in hybrid mode. I marked some rest spots like the first one near Montrose and Westhiemer since I know there are lots of stores there.
I know it will be hot, I'm not expecting anyone to kill themselves in a bomb fest. It'll be pretty much take it easy, no drop, if you need to stop for food, drink, or repairs we'll all stop and help out. Another reason for laying out the route before hand is that it is not required to ride the whole way if you want to ride with me. This is basicly MY route that I will ride. If you want to catch part of the ride you will be able to intercept us and drop off where convenient (one good thing about the more urban part of the route is you can use a bus as SAG cause there will be none, this is a totally self supported ride meant for entertainment purposes only ).