Day 31: La Grange to Richards, Texas – 89 miles

I received a great picture of a longhorn. Photo credit to John Ilenin. 2016 rider and nice guy.

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A good sleep and away I went with the fellow I have been riding with the last week or so, Rich Niewald and his wife Chrysa. They are RAGBRAI veterans from outside of St. Louis. Rich is a great rider and has a big motor. His wife had gotten food poisoning and was not riding today. We seemed to ride possessed today with a fairly  reliable tailwind for our 89 miler. We flew to the first rest stop where a local had befriended the tour in 2010 and would have coffee and donuts, Gene the coffee man. He was so nice.

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The picnic lunch was at a historic site at where the original Baylor had been.

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We set out for Navasota for the next SAG at a DQ. Had the world’s biggest root beer float. Had 20 more miles after the DQ. We passed through historic Anderson, Texas and another historic courthouse.

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We rolled into Mexican Hill Ranch to my package of wheels and the great hosts, Erny and Doris.

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The wheels had been changed out. Thanks Mariella.

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5 thoughts on “Day 31: La Grange to Richards, Texas – 89 miles

  1. The pictures are so good. Makes me want to take a road trip to Texas. Hope you keep that tailwind for the rest of your trip..

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