Skiing in Alpine, Texas

is not an option. Today was an easy day. I ended up still getting a later start than I intended. I rode all around Marfa looking for cafes for breakfast but couldn’t find any that were open. I had two honey buns and a coke at a Dollar General. The ride into Alpine was a nice, steady incline and then a quick descent the last five miles. I always like it when the descents come at the end of the ride. Went to a pharmacy to get my prescriptions refilled. Still waiting on them. I rode to a bike shop called the Bikeman. It’s legendary on the Southern Tier for their expertise in keeping us travelers traveling. The guy that worked on Heyoka was Jim Bowie. He said no relation, his dad just liked the name. My front wheel developed a wobble today and I thought it needed truing up. He took the tire and tube off and put the rim on a spinning machine and found that it was fine. He then looked the tire over to see if there was a defect there. He couldn’t find anything and put it back on and said not to worry too much about it. I wondered aloud if it’d been there all along and I hadn’t noticed it and he said he thought the same thing but didn’t want to insult me. Haha. You have to get up pretty early in the day to insult me! After that, I did my laundry while I waited on the drug store. I found a combination laundromat and coffee shop. Alpine is small college town and that combo seems to be a great idea. Kids piled their clothes in the washers and then sat around being ironic and drinking coffee. I had a pineapple, blueberry and apple smoothie. Delicious.

Here’s the map from today and some photos:Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 5.38.37 PM


IMG_2832 IMG_2834 IMG_2835 IMG_2836 Here’s a place just out of Marfa where you can observe the Marfa lightsIMG_2837 IMG_2838 IMG_2839 IMG_2840 IMG_2841 IMG_2842 IMG_2843 IMG_2844 IMG_2846 IMG_2847 One of my favorites. The sky was so pretty here.IMG_2850 IMG_2851 IMG_2853 Here’s Jim Bowie. Since the other guy is bikeman, I called him bikeboy.IMG_2854Next stop is Marathon, Texas.



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Skiing in Alpine, Texas — 4 Comments

  1. We enjoyed your adventures from the last couple of days! I read your blog postings aloud to Wally and Jeff. Jeff didn’t have his reading glasses. Wally said he can read really well, but he doesn’t want us to watch him read. I think he goes and steals Mason’s books when we’re not looking. Love you!

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