Day 56 was a very short day. Joan and I spent over 2 hours tearing apart my truck looking for my cycle meter. She called a number of the places we had been over the past few days including the hotel we stayed at two days ago twice. The second time she called she had them check the room and they found it. I’m telling you motels/hotels will be my undoing.
Joan drove to Kyle to retrieve my cycle meter and I set off toward Wimberley. As I rode I could feel my handle getting wiggley. I stopped to check it out and discovered it was breaking at a weld. I continued to ride gingerly into Wimberley.
One might ask why do you need a handle on a unicycle? I would have to admit you don’t. However I find it very useful to keep my balance when riding in high gear and use it for leverage when pulling up hills. I also find if I hang on to the handle I don’t look like a windmill going down the road.
Joan retrieved my cycle meter and called when she got to Wimberley. I said I was just entering the town. It was a little early to stop, but I needed time to switch handles with one of my other unicyles. So after only 23 miles we stopped for the day.
Joan found us a great place to stay. Wimberley emergency medical services graciously host cyclists, and allowed us to use their facilities for the night. They are right in town and were very friendly and welcoming.
Stats for 56: rode 22.93 miles at 9.9 mph, Max=15.9 mph, Ascent=1115, Descent=1526, Max elevation=1445′, Min elevation=891′, No heart rate or calorie info.