I reached the next stop on my virtual tour, Tomball High School, home of the Tomball Cougars baseball team. Former Cougar, Troy Patton was the 9th round draft pick of the Astros in 2005. This is his 2005 Bowman Draft Picks card. This card lists his birthplace as Tomball but other cards, and baseball-reference.com, lists his birthplace as Spring, Texas. I have it on the authority of the sports editor of the Tomball Potpourri that Troy is a graduate of Tomball High School. Troy is now with the Orioles. He was part of the trade which brought Miguel Tejada to Houston. Unfortunately, Troy suffered a torn labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder and had surgery last March which ended his 2008 season before it began. The next leg of the trip is to Hempstead Texas, 29.4 miles.
Total days riding: 6, total miles: 40.9; total time on bike: 2 hr, 42 mins.