Although the road surface is 100% percent better today, we are buffeted by 20 mile an hour winds (with gusts of 35) for much of our ride. Luckily it’s “only” a 57 mile ride.
Here’s our stats. Despite the wind, the ride was much easier than yesterday.
Start City: Marfa, TX
End city: Marathon, TX
Total miles on Hwy. 90: 2 Days, 130 miles
Total miles to date: 1119
Pedaling time: 4 hours, 13 minutes
Avg. speed: 13.7 mph
Feet climbed: 1700
Fatigue factor: 7 out of 10
Wind: SE, 15-25 mph, headwind all day
Road condition: 5 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 48 at ride start, 84 at ride finish
13th President of the United States: Millard Fillmore
Best advice of the day: don’t pee into the wind!
Our ride comes with a reward. Tomorrow, we celebrate with our third day off of the tour. Bubba is driving all of us to Big Bend National Park. Our rear ends will enjoy the break.
Randy spotted us at the Dairy Queen yesterday. See where we are at any time and how fast we are going: http://tinyurl.com/rogerandeve
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