After an extremely restful day, we are back on the road today.
What did we do on our rest day other than relax? We are staying on a working ranch and our kind and generous hosts take us on a hay ride!
Meanwhile, back to the ride that goes mainly east, sometimes north and sometimes south, but never west. We awake to a wicked wind that shakes our tent.
Fortunately, it’s mostly at our backs today. With a slight downhill slant to the terrain, we hardly feel like we are doing any work.
Start City: Richards, TX
End city: Shepherd , TX
Total miles to date: 1807
Pedaling time: 3 hours, 38 minutes
Avg. speed: 17.0 mph
Feet climbed: 2600
Fatigue factor: 5 out of 10
Wind: NW 10-20 mph, favorable for the entire day
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 50 at ride start, 66 at ride finish
Again, Bubba steers us in the right food direction. By the way, we share everything today, and if you eat off of someone else’s plate, you get no calories. At least we heard that once.
Tonight we stay in a rather eclectic place. It looks like a junk store on steroids.
Those are all glass bottles. Must have been some party!
Tomorrow: Our last full day in Texas. Have we overstayed our welcome?
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