On day four of our tour Bubba said, “Take a look at the grass, because it’s the last you will see for weeks. He was right. Today, we leave the desert for greener pastures.
We haven’t seen them at all on the tour. Fortunately, there is no rain here. And no shame with today’s stats:
Start City: Comstock, TX
End city: Brackettville, TX
Total miles on Hwy. 90: 5 days, 341 miles
Total miles to date: 1329
Pedaling time: 4 hours, 33 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.3 mph
Feet climbed: 1600
Fatigue factor: 8 out of 10
Wind: SW 5 mph, slight tailwind at times
Road condition: 2 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 54 at ride start, 86 at ride finish
Recommended serving size for BBQ: 8 ounces
About 28 miles in, we hit a long bridge with no shoulder. No problem…we get a police escort across the one-mile span.
Thanks to the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Department for making sure we got over the bridge safely.
No pictures are taken, but we visit a Walmart during our lunch stop today. We can’t remember if we have ever shopped at Walmart in the middle of a 70-plus mile ride. We enjoy some Texas BBQ at Rudy’s, which fuels the rest of the ride.
We are still on Highway 90. This is our fifth day on it.
For the first 45 miles the shoulders are smooth, but the last 30 are torturous chip seal.
This is one rough road. Our wrists and butts feel the vibration long after the ride ends.
Here’s how you know we are out of the desert–green stuff.
Tomorrow: after 5 days on Hwy. 90, we finally make a left turn.
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