Our charmed existence of perfect weather came to an end today. As predicted the rain started during the early AM hours and continued on and off through much of the day. We danced through the raindrops and stayed relatively dry for the first 40 miles.
A picnic lunch was scheduled for a covered pavilion at 42 miles. Shortly after we arrived at the lunch stop a straight line wind came roaring through, knocking bikes over and blowing everything around.
The temperature dropped around 20 degrees in a matter of minutes. Then our weather radar vigil began. An hour and a half later, the sun came out and we got back on the road and finished the ride.
The ride today was beautiful. Too bad the weather did cooperate. The scenic roads were fairly smooth, except for just a few areas.
Start City: Lockhart, TX
End city: La Grange, TX
Total miles to date: 1656
Pedaling time: 4 hours, 6 minutes
Avg. speed: 14.9 mph
Feet climbed: 2200
Fatigue factor: 5.5 out of 10
Wind: SE 5-10 mph, not a factor today
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 69 at ride start, 72 at ride finish
Tomorrow: The second longest day of the tour could be tough, but the upcoming rest day will make it better.
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