On Day 51 I rode from Hunt to a ways beyond Comfort TX. Come to think of it I ride everyday beyond comfort. I’ve been told by other cyclists that Comfort Texas is about the half way point on my route. I’m not sure if I should take comfort in that. It’s hard to imagine doing what I’ve done so far all over again.
My quads rallied today with the help of a sympathetic route. Most of the route was flat or easy down grade, if a bit convoluted. Some of the back roads were fairly bumpy tar and chip, but they toured me through meadows and pastures and along streams and oh ya, I crossed the Guadalupe River 7 more times today.
Apparently the route gave the navigator in the crew a little difficulty today. I passed a couple of cyclists today who would occasionally catch up to me when I would stop to check my own navigation. They thought I was stopping to take pictures. When I told them I was checking my route on my GPS they helpfully inquired where I was going. When I said St Augustine Florida, instead of giving me directions they just said oh.
In Comfort I rode across the couple of kids who passed me in Leakey two days earlier. Apparently they took yesterday off. They were taking comfort in a couple of ice cream cones. I know you won’t believe this but I pressed on without doing the same. It just didn’t seem proper to have my ice cream before noon. Now if it had been a beer that would have been a different story.
Stats for Day 51: Rode for 46.01 miles at 10.9 mph, Max=15.2 mph, Ascent=1178, Descent=1453′, Max elevation=1665′, Min elevation=1174′, Ave heart rate=108, Max heart rate=139, Ave temp=70, Calories burned=1335, Total trip miles=1509