Coast 2 Coast Day 23: The Road That Never Ends

The sun rises and our fourth day on US 90 begins.

We get an early (and cold) start because we will climb and ride over 80 miles today…all on Highway 90.

By the first rest stop in Dryden we are warmed up and shedding the extra layers of clothing.

We enjoy a picnic lunch at Judge Roy Bean State Park.

The ride highlight comes at mile 77 when we cross the Pecos River.

Water! We are almost out of the West Texas desert.

For you numbers geeks, here you go:
Start City: Sanderson, TX
End city: Comstock, TX
Miles: 82
Total miles on Hwy. 90: 4 days, 267 miles
Total miles to date: 1255
Pedaling time: 5 hours, 9 minutes
Avg. speed: 15.8 mph
Feet climbed: 2700
Fatigue factor: 7 out of 10
Wind: N, 5 mph, crosswind
Road condition: 2 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 44 at ride start, 85 at ride finish
Bubba’s favorite joke: Don’t step on the thorns of the mesquite bush, because you will get mesquite-toes.

We are overnighting at Seminole Canyon State Park.  Each tent has a private spot with a table and electricity.  Our domiciles are usually quite a bit closer, so this is a luxury.

Tonight is Hawaiian night.  With Chef Anne, the hits just keep on coming!

We need to get a solid night of sleep as we have another long ride tomorrow.  With no train tracks or highways nearby, I think the odds are in our favor!

Tomorrow: We’ve been in the desert a long time. That may finally change.

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7 thoughts on “Coast 2 Coast Day 23: The Road That Never Ends

  1. Hey there – loving following you guys!!! When will you be in the Austin area? We’d love to see you while you are in the area!! Lori & Dylan

  2. Wow. That’s a lot of time in the saddle today!
    We met a couple at a ride event today who did Bubba’s Coast to Coast last year. They loved it!

  3. This was one of my favorite places in Texas. It was just so vastly beautiful and well you know, out in the middle of nowhere. I am living my C2C 2016 ride vicariously through your word press blog site. My wife set up a custom word press blog site for me and my ride, I also put other things I do on the site. It was my journal of the trip. I am grateful you are doing the same. I must believe the transformation has already begun for you both. The appreciation of simplicity, clarity, unselfishness, peace, large amounts of struggle and ultimately overcoming those things to persevere to have even more tranquility at the end of the day. No one seems to discuss this until afterwards. Keep on keeping and on. Thank you for writing. All the best things in life. Tres “dog” Smith.

  4. Just saw that 90 goes to San Antonio, hope you do too!
    Love the Riverwalk area, great food and those boats.
    The Alamo awaits…

    Sure looks like Roger’s toes near the mesquite…the nails
    are not purple!

    Circus Bike Stoker

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