Coast 2 Coast Day 29: Fighting The Wind for Pie!

Riding in the hill country of Texas has been beautiful.  The road surfaces are very much improved and the scenery is very pretty.

Today is a windy, cloudy day.  The sun finally comes out late in the afternoon.

Unfortunately we still haven’t had the chance to take advantage of those (rumored) prevailing winds from West to East.  In fact today we spend the day fighting a strong headwind and our stats reflect that:
Start City: Blanco, TX
End city: Lockhart, TX
Miles: 61
Total miles to date: 1595
Pedaling time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
Avg. speed: 13.9 mph
Feet climbed: 3400
Fatigue factor: 6.5 out of 10
Wind: SE 10-20 mph, headwind for entire day
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 65 at ride start, 72 at ride finish

Hill country is famous for pies and today our lunch spot is just the ticket.

We split a sandwich and then we split a mini apple pie.

Lockhart is our overnight stop and as we pass through the town we stop to admire the county courthouse.

They don’t make them like this anymore.

We are as close to Austin as we get on this trip, and we are thrilled to see some special tandem friends.

Lori (we miss Dylan), Andi, and Mark drive all the way down from Austin for Chef Anne’s parmigiana night. Here’s what they ate…

Today my camera told me that it’s battery was exhausted…after riding for 60 miles in a headwind I know exactly how it felt!

Tomorrow we are looking at an unfavorable weather forecast, and hoping for the best!

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8 thoughts on “Coast 2 Coast Day 29: Fighting The Wind for Pie!

  1. It was great to see you guys! Please tell Chef Anne that dinner was superb! That dark chocolate cake was just the jolt I needed for the drive back to Austin! 😉

  2. It was wonderful to see you guys. Thank you for allowing us to share the late afternoon and early evening with you. Please pass along to Chef Anne that the food was delicious and to Bubba for allowing us crash the dinner party.

    I hope that you get a break on the weather. It looks like most of it will pass just north of you tonight. Maybe you can get a couple of pots and pans from Chef Anne to wear on your heads if that promised hailstorm comes your way.

    May you have blue bonnets, blue skies and the wind to your back.

  3. Just saying…..reading the blog daily is something we enjoy. Chef Anne’s meals are inspriring. Thanks for keeping up with the updates.

  4. Watching you in Muldoon… Looks like you have rough weather – thunderstorms and heat and humidity.
    Hope the tornadoes stay north of you! Stay safe.

  5. Last year I got sick in my tent,couldn’t get out fast enough thru up in my riding shoes .Good thing I packed 2 pairs. I washed the shoes in the men’s room,picked up a shower towel to clean my tent the next day was a shorter ride. I ate a light breakfast and rode slow but I had to stop at the Texas pie company, I rode in with heartburn, it was worth it

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