2021-04-06 Day 26

After six-and-a-half days on Texas 90, we are finally parting ways with this road. Major lessons learned:   

  1. Texas is not, in general, bike friendly
  2. Chip and Seal road surface generally sucks 

Today, after the first 40 miles, we turned north and after about 9 miles, hit the edge of Texas Hill Country, where we will be for the next 3 or 4 riding days. You will see from the pictures that the area is well named with lots of rolling hills.


But, first – we had some green!    

And some vibrant agriculture.

April 6, 2021

And some livestock.

And road-side flowers.

The weather when we started out was very good for riding – low to mid-sixties for temperature. And although we had our usual head-wind for the first 40 miles of travelling east, when we turned north in Uvalde, we had the benefit of a slight tail wind.


The 40 mile mark in Uvalde was also the sight of lunch today, which was a Mexican restaurant called Ophilias. There was two prior days of talk about the burgers and onion rights at this restaurant. So, of course, I ordered a burger and onion rings! They were very good – particularly after cycling for two-and-a-half hours.


Someone recently e-mailed me and had assumed that all of the riders were men. But about half the riders are women and they are very good riders.   Here is Yvonne (from Illinois) topping a hill.

Greg framing the rolling hills.

April 6, 2021

And spectacular vistas just shouting out that we are finally out of the desert.

We ended the day at a nice camp ground next to the Rio Frio river where a day of rest awaits us.

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