I’m staying at the Economy Inn at Van Horn where they have a good internet connection. Yesterday’s internet service was dismal. I planned these two days as short days, so I can be ready for a long ride tomorrow to either Marfa or Alpine, 70 to 100 miles. Yesterday was 43 miles and the last was a tough climb, so it wasn’t so easy after all. Today was 33 miles and a much easier ride. I crossed another time zone today. Now I’m in the Central time zone. Here’s the maps and photos from yesterday and today.
Here’s where I stayed Sunday night. I had a room on the back side which would have been perfect for a great sunset picture. Unfortunately, the sunset was unspectacular. Tried to get breakfast at this cafe, but I think they were closed for renovations. Some friendly goats. They have these flood gauges set by the roads for the rainy season. It floods quickly when the rains come. Here’s what the rural roads are paved with. They call it chipseal. There are a lot of different grades of it too. This wasn’t too bad to ride on. I hear it gets worse. And here’s what it looks like from a road view. Lots of closed down cafes, bars and stores along the way. And here’s where I stayed last night. The internet connection was terrible, but the room was nice and it was good to hit the hay.
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