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 a place just out of Marfa where you can observe the Marfa lights. One of my favorites. The sky was so pretty here. Here’s Jim Bowie. Since the other guy is bikeman, I called him bikeboy.Next stop is Marathon, Texas.
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