No internet yesterday, so another combined posting. Yesterday, I rode 59 miles from Sanderson to Langtry. Strong headwinds made the downhills feel like uphills and the uphills feel like UPHILLS. I stayed at a little grocery store, cafe, motel with 4 rooms. The room was 55 bucks and plenty funky, but any port in a storm, eh?
Today, I rode 58.5 miles to Del Rio. The headwinds weren’t as bad today, but it drizzled rain all day. I was soaked when I finally got to a Motel 6, 45 bucks and brand new, with great internet, guest laundry and a shower with a firehose shower head. I’m taking another day off tomorrow. My other shifter started giving me fits today and I want to find a bike shop and get them to adjust both shifters.
Here’s the maps from yesterday and today and the pics too.
This is from Easter. The only place open was a bar across the street from the motel. I stopped in hoping they served food and they invited me to eat with them. They had a potluck with delicious bbq ribs, ham and fried chicken along with all the fixins. Wouldn’t let me pay for my dinner, so I gave them a donation.
This was a pretty cactus. Too bad it was trashed with beer cans and paper.
An odd tank standing in a field of brush.There were maybe 15 of these tanks coming up the road at various times.
I happened upon this cafe that rents rooms out too. This couple, Rosemary and Loren from Michigan stopped in for a bbq and we talked while we ate.
Here’s the 4 room hotel next door to the cafe. And here’s the cafe and grocery.
Lots of hills. Everywhere you go in Texas, it’s either uphill, against the wind or both. Rain gear all day. The Pecos river joins with the Rio Grande around here.
I stopped at this bar in Comstock. Best hamburger I’ve had this trip!Lots of orange looking plants starting to blossom. Welcome to Del Rio sign with a Septics on Site billboard behind it.
Next up is the bike shop and another laundry day, since I’ll be here anyway.
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