Hey Phil, that's where my sister is, in Katy. I was down there in 2011 and it seemed nice. I'm not sure if my bro-in-law got another bike yet, if he did, I'll have him get in touch. I haven't checked this thread in a while, it kind of died. Riding season just barely got started here. I did a bit of riding last week up north near Cour de alene and the weather was good, but has since degraded. I did 290 miles today in STRONG, gusty winds. I left Shelley at 11 and rolled into Carey at 4:15 with 170 miles on the clock, all but about 5 miles dirt , I spent about 45 min there warming up and getting some energy back, then had to pound the (mostly)highway home. The last 30 miles or so were . I'm sure you miss the desert and mountains, but equally sure you don't miss the crazy springtime winds and the cold winters. The next time I make it down to Katy I'll get a hold of you, I still owe you some beers.