Way back on Day 12 of our journey, we hit the high point in altitude, cresting out at 6000 feet near Bisbee, Arizona. Since then it’s been all downhill (right!). And now that we have hit the halfway point, it’s downhill to St. Augustine. Actually, we have descended and are currently around 1500 feet.
Today’s ride starts downhill and finishes with a difficult 20-mile uphill slog.
We see a lot of 5 mph on our Garmins as well as a lot 35 mph. Welcome to hill country. The roads are better here, and so is the scenery.
Start City: Kerrville, TX
End city: Blanco, TX
Total miles to date: 1535
Pedaling time: 4 hours, 13 minutes
Avg. speed: 14.0 mph
Feet climbed: 3600
Fatigue factor: 7 out of 10
Wind: S 10-20 mph, crosswind for most of Day, tailwind towards end
Road condition: 3.5 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 55 at ride start, 75 at ride finish
Before we go, we can report that there’s a new Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen.
We sample the Reese’s Extreme, with peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces. The salted caramel flavor that Eve orders is better.
Tomorrow: Special guests for dinner.
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