Today the hills are alive with the colors of wild flowers, the winds are at our backs, and we finally see the famous Texas Longhorn.
Even though it’s a very long day, it’s a good day.
Start City: LaGrange, TX
End city: Richards, TX
Total miles to date: 1745
Pedaling time: 5 hours, 20 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.6 mph
Feet climbed: 4000
Fatigue factor: 8 out of 10
Wind: SW 10-20 mph, tailwind for entire day
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 56 at ride start, 75 at ride finish
With the return of the sunshine today it’s much easier to get pictures, and the opportunities abound.
The cattle and the Longhorn practically pose for me.
Our lunch spot is in Independence, Texas. We are at a park which was the original site of Baylor University.
In Navasota we visit with one of the most famous Texas Rangers of all time, Frank Hamer.
He’s the guy who took down Bonnie and Clyde.
We also have a SAG check-in at what turns out to be the world’s worst Dairy Queen.
For those who like historic courthouses, here’s the one in Anderson.
Our overnight stop, the Mexican Hill Ranch, is glad to see us.
Tomorrow: a well-deserved rest day, and more special visitors.
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