Navasota to Coldspring to Kountze

The motel I stayed in last night didn’t have internet service, so I’m combining rides for yesterday and today. Yesterday, I left from Navasota with a goal of riding to Shepherd. Didn’t make it that far and stayed over at Coldspring. I had a lot of headwinds in the morning and the rolling Texas hills, but the afternoon was nice. It was cool pretty much all day. There was a 2 mile stretch where they were re-doing the roads and had traffic narrowed to one lane. The day became even cooler when a construction water spraying truck drove by and sprinkled me. I saw him in my mirror and thought, surely he’ll turn it off as he passes me. Nope. Today started out with headwinds again, but they calmed down after an hour or so. The rest of today’s ride was warm and mostly level or downhill.

Here’s the maps from yesterday and today and pix too.

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Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 5.45.32 PMIMG_3399 A bird housery.IMG_3401The ride both days was on Farm Roads. With a speed limit of 70!
IMG_3402 You can get an idea of the rolling hills here.IMG_3403 An oil pipeline.IMG_3407
IMG_3410 Some cool looking old buildings in Richards.IMG_3411 The Sam Houston National Park.IMG_3412 IMG_3416 A pretty rock entry to a McMansion.IMG_3418 Anyone need any extra Australian Shepherd Puppies?IMG_3420 Funny, I never saw any North American Wood Apes.IMG_3422

 

Huge pine forests.

IMG_3425 IMG_3427 Lake Conroe.IMG_3430 IMG_3432 IMG_3434I had to move him out of the road.
IMG_3436 IMG_3437 IMG_3439 IMG_3440 IMG_3441 IMG_3443IMG_3444 IMG_3445 A swampy looking area.IMG_3447 IMG_3448 IMG_3450 IMG_3453 IMG_3454 IMG_3456 IMG_3461 IMG_3464

Part of the Texas Big Thicket area. It once covered more than a million acres and was nearly impenetrable.

IMG_3467 This horse had a bird friend. It looked like an egret.IMG_3470 IMG_3473

Tomorrow will either be a 40 mile ride to Kirbyville or an 80+ mile ride to DeRidder, depending on the weather and me.

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Navasota to Coldspring to Kountze — 4 Comments

  1. Wow, I missed a couple days and you’re almost done with Texas! Was that turtle your first encounter with a critter? Have you pitched tent along roadside any lately? What about any more warm showers hosts? I guess getting sprayed with dirty water is better than sprayed shit,eh? Oh wait, I think that happened to you in past! Anyhoo safe travels!

    • Yes, the turtle was my first animal contact. No camping for a while. No warm showers for a while, I’d rather stay in cheap motels if I can find ’em. And dirty water is definitely better.

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