Today we break camp and continue our assault on US 90.
But first a few words about yesterday. There’s not much rest on our rest day. It’s our opportunity to go to Big Bend National Park.
We fill six vehicles and our staff caravans us to the park.
Let’s see the bad hombres try to climb over this one.
The star of the park is the Rio Grande River and the canyon that surrounds it.
Start City: Marathon, TX
End city: Sanderson, TX
Total miles on Hwy. 90: 3 days, 185 miles
Total miles to date: 1174
Pedaling time: 2 hours, 59 minutes
Avg. speed: 18.3 mph
Feet climbed: 600
Fatigue factor: 2 out of 10
Wind: N, 5 mph, crosswind
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 44 at ride start, 72 at ride finish
Cactus capital of the Texas:
We should mention the Union Pacific Railroad, which has followed our path for much of the past three weeks. There’s nothing like a train rumbling by at 3 AM while you are sleeping in a tent.
Today, they are working on the railroad, all the live-long day.
Tomorrow: no matter how you look at it, it’s still 81 miles!
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