Del Rio to Uvalde

Yesterday, I chilled out and tooled around Del Rio a bit. I found a bike shop with a miracle bike repairman named Jesus. He calls himself Chewy. He worked on it for 30 minutes or so and didn’t want to charge me for it. I gave him a tip and I was on my way. Now Heyoka shifts like a new bike. I did my laundry and shipped 10 lbs. of stuff back home, mostly for the room in my panniers. I was tired of struggling every day to get them closed. I hadn’t used any of the stuff I sent back, so I don’t think I’ll miss it.

Today, I rode from Del Rio to Uvalde. 72.2 miles. The weather forecast was calling for headwinds, but they didn’t materialize, so the ride was nice. Just long, almost 8 hours. I got to Uvalde, checked in to the America’s Best Value. A process that took 30 minutes! Then I walked up to a steak house restaurant and joined their stupid drinking club so I could buy a margarita. I’m now a member of their private club for 3 days (5 bucks), so drinks are on me.

Here’s the map and some pix from yesterday and today.

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Yesterday was a good day to rest. The first part of the day was full of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

 

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Here’s Jesus at the bike shop. He said to just call him Chewy. He worked on my shifters and got them working like new.

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IMG_3098 IMG_3099 Started out looking ominous, but it cleared off as I traveled east.IMG_3101 IMG_3104 IMG_3107

 

It looks like the ranches have a friendly competition for best looking entrance.
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IMG_3113 IMG_3114 IMG_3116 No BBQ here.IMG_3117 IMG_3119

 

IMG_3120 Welcome to Brackettville. I ate lunch at Julie’s Diner. Forgot to get a picture though.IMG_3121 IMG_3122 IMG_3124

 

This was my favorite of the ranch entrances.IMG_3125 IMG_3128A row of windmills in the background with a flight of swallows. I think it should be called a gulp of swallows.
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Heyoka thinks it’s ok to water ski on the highway since there were no signs prohibiting it.IMG_3134

IMG_3135 Some sheep.IMG_3136 Here’s where Bevis lives. I didn’t see any signs for Butthead.IMG_3138 IMG_3139 Welcome to Uvalde.IMG_3143

 

Tomorrow will be a shorter day to Hondo, TX.

 

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Comments

Del Rio to Uvalde — 4 Comments

  1. I think it’s funny that the bike shops you find want to charge very little or nothing. Makes me wonder about their business model. I look forward to your posts every day – stay safe.

  2. Let me guess, the 10 lbs. of ‘stuff’ you sent home was camping gear? I guess the last night in the desert was enough? can’t say I blame you, I know I wouldn’t want to ‘rest’ on the hard ground after pedaling all day…..but I wouldn’t be pedaling all day either. Haha just kidding bud, enjoy yourself, you deserve it!

    • No camping gear except an unused tarp. Mostly excess clothes and a pair of shoes and some extra pedals. I kept my heavy cycling jacket, but will send that too once the weather stays warm. I’ve had to wear either that or the rain jacket every day for a week.

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