Nineteen days ago, we crossed the Rio Grande into El Paso and entered Texas. Over 1050 miles later, we leave the Lone Star State. Today, a countdown of our last miles in Texas…
At lunch, we learn all about logging and what they do with the trees. There are 20 paper/mulch/plywood/box/you get the picture plants within a 50-mile radius of where we are.
That’s why we see so many trucks today.
And now a word about nutrition. Always eat a good breakfast. We do. Hopefully it negates what we eat the rest of the day. We usually do better than this:
The fried chicken at Fausto’s is hot, fresh and very tasty. Not a vegetable in sight.
Start City: Silsbee, TX
End city: DeRidder, LA
Total miles to date: 1940
Days in Texas: 19
Miles in Texas: 1065
Pedaling time: 4 hours, 28 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.2 mph
Feet climbed: 950
Fatigue factor: 5 out of 10
Wind: E 5-10 mph, headwind for last 40 miles
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 50 at ride start, 72 at ride finish
Our reward at the end of the ride? Dairy Queen!
Mini-Blizzards have 400 calories, and we only eat them after long rides.
Tomorrow: a Cajun-filled 91 miles. At least it’s flat.
Vlad Putin tracks us in real time and sees where we are right now: http://tinyurl.com/rogerandeve