You know you’ve been spending a lot of time with your bike when 60 miles on the route sheet means it’s a short day! There is little wind and decent road surfaces and we make good time.
Start City: Shepherd, TX
End city: Silsbee, TX
Total miles to date: 1867
Days in Texas: 18
Miles in Texas: 1017
Pedaling time: 3 hours, 38 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.7 mph
Feet climbed: 800
Fatigue factor: 4 out of 10
Wind: NW 5-10 mph, favorable for the entire day
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 45 at ride start, 70 at ride finish
The 60 miles today is flat. Welcome to Eastern Texas.
The scenery reminds us of home (Atlanta) because its lush and green with lots of lawns, trees and a few creeks that actually have water in them.
For the past few days the logging trucks have been our constant companions. For the most part they have been polite and considerate partners on the roads.
Our lunch is at Mama Jacks, a local gem where the staff and the diners are very welcoming and fascinated by our trek across the USA. We even sign a guest book!
For our last night in Texas we are in an RV park where relaxation will be on the agenda this afternoon.
And as a bonus, it’s Tex-Mex night.
Tomorrow: we cross a state line, and get the heck out of Texas! Will they invite us back?
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7 thoughts on “Coast 2 Coast Day 34: Flatlining in Eastern Texas”
You have an open invitation here anytime!
Y’all are making this cross-country trip look too easy!
Ha! It’s hard to chronicle the pain and suffering…it’s there!
Ditto of Andi’s comment. You have all earned honorary status as a Texans!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 18 days since we saw you in El Paso! Congrats on conquering Texas!
Don’t mess with Texas.