Hit the road, Jack (and Michael)

The Art Guys walk the longest street in Houston — & they have the Twitpics to prove it

As part of a 12-part performance series celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Art Guys walked the full length of north Houston's Little York Road on Tuesday.

Starting at Mesa Road in the east and trekking 29.6 to the nondescript thoroughfare's west endpoint at Fry Road, the Guys tackled the walk in roughly nine hours.

. . . And yes, the name Little York Road is pretty misleading.

Art Guys Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing chronicled the journey via their new official Twitter account, which they started less than 12 hours before the walk.

Click through the slideshow for a Twitpic recap of the urban hike. The duo's accompanying Twitter quotes are italicized.


The first picture, right, was taken at 9:08 a.m about 7 miles into the walk near I-45.

"Lovely day" (9:53 a.m.)

(9:56 a.m.)

No note from the Art Guys on this one, but Ladder 67 is located at 1616 West Little York about a mile west of I-45.

"Feeling good. Saw a dead cat." (10:10 a.m.)

"Stopped in to get a sandwich at subway." (10:39 a.m.)

Judging from the surrounding Twitter posts, the Subway appears to be located at Little York and Antoine, maybe 11 miles into the walk.

"Near Hollister Rd. And little York" (11:19 a.m.)

"at fairbanks N. Houston" (11:39 a.m.)

At the 16 mile mark, according to Google Maps.

(12:29 p.m.)

No note, but the picture appears to taken from under Beltway 8.

(1:08 p.m.)

"Rare suburban sidewalk" (1:24 p.m.)

"This is more like it." (1:25 p.m.)

"W T F ?" (1:37 p.m.)

(1:39 p.m.)

(1:40 p.m.)

"Oilpan L L C brought some grapes." (2:26 p.m.)

Done!! 9 hours even. Thanks for following!!! (4:06 p.m.)