With absolutely no activities planned, we used our rest day to relax and recharge. We lounged and visited and just enjoyed the scenery.
The rear tire that we dipped into the Pacific on March 4th is no longer on the bike. It served us well, but it is worn out, a victim of the Texas chip seal.
Here’s some gen-u-ine fresh chip seal. See how rough it is?
Start City: Concan, TX
End city: Kerrville, TX
Total miles to date: 1476
Pedaling time: 5 hours, 5 minutes
Avg. speed: 14.3 mph
Feet climbed: 3400
Fatigue factor: 5.5 out of 10
Wind: NW 5-10 mph, headwind for first 25 miles, slight tailwind for the rest
Road condition: 3 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 51 at ride start, 75 at ride finish
Have we finished half of the ride, or do we have half of it to go? Depends on how you look at things.
The official unofficial halfway point is at the “boot ranch”. Hundreds of cowboy boots adorn the fence posts.
The crappy beer is in the cans on top. If you dig down to the bottles, there are some hidden gems.
Tomorrow: Our assault on Texas hill country continues.