Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 48 (riding day 40) 4/17/13 East of Camp Wood

Day 48 was a mixed bag.  I started riding East of Brackettville on route 334.  The winds were cross winds or headwinds depending on the direction the road wound.  A porcupine started out in front of me and just as … Continue reading

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Day 47 Riding through Molasses

Day 47 felt like I was riding through molasses.  I left Del Rio into a headwind on route 90 on a gradual upgrade.  Route 90 is a chip and tar road with a high rolling resistance.  Sometimes it has had … Continue reading

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Day 46 day of rest 4/15/13

Not riding today.  Went to the Doc’s in Del Rio to check out a sore on my thigh unrelated to cycling, got some antibiotics.  The reason I mention this is for all of you concerned I am not eating enough. … Continue reading

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Day 45 (4/14/13) The winds and waves subside.

Day 45 (Sunday) was a much better than yesterday and I badly needed a good day.  I rode across the Pecos river and on through some more rolling hills on a close starboard tack with a light breeze.  The road … Continue reading

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Day 44 More wind and waves plus spray

The wind blew all last night and increased from the day before.  And anyone who plies the water knows the longer and harder it blows the bigger the waves get.  That was just the case today with the wind on … Continue reading

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Day 43 Head winds and waves. (Riding day 36) 4/12/13

Day 43 opened with a light breeze on my bowsprit I continued to beat into progressively stronger headwinds and waves all day.  Waves you say?  You’re in the middle of the desert.  Not really waves but riding the rolling hills … Continue reading

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Day 42 the race (not really) to Sanderson TX

On day 42 I was determined to get an early start despite the festivities of the night before.  I just have to get some miles in before the wind finds me.  We were up before the sun getting ready in … Continue reading

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