Day 29: Blanco to Lockhart, Texas – 62 miles

What a difference a day makes. Plenty of sleep with a good breakfast. I will repeat this formula for success. A cold but beautiful roll out.

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The wind was so much better and the sun had come out for good. A great lunch at Texas Pie Co. in Kyle, Texas. A great BLT AND a slice of apple pie. We had a great rollout after lunch into Lockhart, Texas, where the Caldwell County Courthouse is. A street fair tonight. It was a great day.

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Day 28: Kerrville to Blanco, Texas – 59 miles

We awoke in the middle of a the night with flashes of lightning and thunder. It was rising since the middle of the night. It was not clear what the next couple hours before and after breakfast would bring. We bundled up in all our Gore-Tex and starting  a little after 8 to a fairly decent start with cloudy skies but no rain. It was a windy, cold misting day. We had a great first SAG coffee in Comfort, Texas.

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There was  2950 of elevation and 3250 feet of descent in brutally windy conditions with fairly no respite. We went through the cute little town of Waring, Texas.

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A quick and good lunch at Sisterdale. I was cold or hot or toasted after to the lunch break and just basically hung on for the rest of my day. Thanks to Rich and Amy for hanging out and getting me home.

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Day 27: Concan to Kerrville, Texas – 72 miles

A windy ride out of Leakey, Texas into the Texas Hill Country. It was hilly. 3000 feet of climbing and 2800 feet of descending.

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It was a long windy ride but the scenery was beautiful especially when we got to the half way point in the whole route.

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The Guadalupe River going through Hunt, Texas was incredible.

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We stopped at a great local bike shop that gave us directions to a local bike path the Kerrville River trail that went all through this beautiful valley to the city park we were camping in.

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Day 26: Concan, Texas – REST DAY

A sleepy, foggy rest day at River’s Bend Cabins on the Frio River. I slept over 11 hours to wake to a big breakfast and some stimulating political historical conversation with fellow rider, Jim H from Chicago. Started to sprinkle and went to the cabin and begun reading, Life is a Wheel. Great book. Not a conducive day for much of anything. Had home made ham and veg soup with sandwiches and fresh fruit. The two “youngest” riders of the trip, JT-23 and myself went for a cold plunge in the Frio. It was great.

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A nap and dinner then one of the local fiddle masters, Dick Walker and one of his child students, Camille Sanders, who had grown up being taught by Mr. Walker accompanied him and gave our group a one-and-a-half-hour show next to the campfire. It was fantastic.

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Day 25: Brackettville to Concan, Texas – 74 miles

Another windy overcast and HUMID rollout. It appears that we have entered an area that is greener still, hence the moisture in the air. We went out and the rolling hills and wind were again tough. A good SAG at mile 23. A border patrol stop on bicycles and finally into the lunch stop in Uvalde. Great taco and enchilada. We finally have finished our time on US 90. We have been on it since Van Horn, Texas. We are hoping the turn will get us out of the wind going into Concan. We were finally in Texas hill Country. A badly needed rest day tomorrow. No signal and weak wifi.

Day 24: Comstock to Brackettville, Texas – 73 miles

Hard long day with 10-15 mph headwinds all day. I rode the first 28 miles alone with lots of hills but not like yesterday. We had to be escorted across the Amistad Reservoir bridge by the local sheriff.

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I rode with a small group after that for the rest of the day. We had lunch at the famous Rudy’s BBQ, pulled pork, ho made beans and slaw. Fabulous! Long afternoon with the latest roll in of the trip so far. You know the drill, tired blogger, short post. Peace and love.

Day 23: Sanderson to Comstock, Texas – 82 miles

A very cold and windy roll out of Sanderson after a very warm reception from the high school seniors of Project Graduation. The wind howled at the gym waking people from all their sleep.  It was 37 degrees this morning so after breakfast we were bundled up and away we went.

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The wind and road shifted and The crosswinds were pretty fierce at the start of the ride for a while. The wind did seem be helpful most of the day for a elevation gain of 3100 feet and descent of almost 4600 feet. It was a long day but, the wind was our friend. The terrain was again very interesting.

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After lunch we crossed the Pecos River which appeared to have a river service road and put in. Rafting the Pecos must be going on.

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We are staying at the very cool Seminole Canyon State Park outside of Comstock.

Day 22: Marathon to Sanderson, Texas – 57 miles

A beautiful night in Marathon with a side trip to the very eclectic bike hostel, La Loma de Chiva.

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The rollout was cold but got warm quicker. It was beautiful day with the rolling countryside terrain being stunning with great mountains and rock formations.

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It was the kind of ride that you wished your club did every Saturday.

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Sanderson is small but nice. We have been promised the best brisket in West Texas for dinner today. A longer day tomorrow so everyone conserving a little. No littlest freewheeler.

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