I rode in the rain from Uvalde to Hondo today. Only 43 miles, but it put me a little over half way to St. Augustine! The ride doesn’t look like much elevation wise, but it was difficult none the less. Headwinds combined with rain made it ugly. The last couple of hours were pleasant though, so it ended up being an ok ride. I thought I’d treat myself to a better hotel in Hondo, but the Best Western was booked up. I ended up getting the last room in a cheap hotel and a smoking room at that! There’s a big motorcycle rally going on this weekend. I guess I’m lucky to have a room. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for an even greater chance of rain, so it’ll be another fun day. I’m heading to San Antonio tomorrow and if the rain clears off, I may stay over. I’d like to see the Alamo and the Riverwalk.
Here’s the map from today and some pictures (somewhat out of chronological order):
An unlucky farmer just cut his hay yesterday. So much rain can ruin a cutting.Click on the picture to listen to Tom Waits singing about a jailbreak.The irrigation monster is idle today.We’re here!They sent a limo to get me. Where’s my key to the city? Another business gone out of business. I love the precision of the crop rows. Some yellow wildflowers. This is a little town called D’Hanis. The little row of buildings have the railroad passing behind them. It looks like a town from the early days of the railroads. Here’s the hotel there. It’s now a bed and breakfast called J.M. Koch’s Hotel B&B.
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