For those who have followed us from the beginning, you remember the backward/forward days the cyclists did while riding through some of the hot desert areas. With the heavy duty headwinds right now in this section of Texas, the cyclists have decided to ride west tomorrow from Del Rio to Langtry where they stopped today. Then Tuesday, they will begin the ride northeast towards Fredericksburg. Hopefully, the winds will cooperate and blow in the right direction.
Day 23 – This morning’s ride began at 6:00 (before sunrise from Sanderson, Texas).
With many ups and downs, and ups and downs, and the heavy headwinds, Bill completed his part of the ride at 50 miles.
He didn’t want the roadside memorial depicted below to be for him!
The SAG Wagon picked him up and we drove to Langtry where we met up with Jeff and Kim. With a quick peek at the Judge Roy Bean Museum and a quick ride around Langtry, it was decided to drive on to Del Rio and do the west/east ride over the next two days.
The hungry cycling team made a stop at Wright’s Steak House for a lunch feast; then on to the Lonesome Dove Ranch RV Park in Del Rio.
Across from our site at the campground, we met another cross-country cycling team. This team started out from St. Augustine and is headed west. They are from Greenville, North Carolina and used the Companion website to pick up a cycling companion from Sarasota, Fl. They are tent-camping and their SAG Wagon is a tricycle/motorcycle that also tows a tent-trailer. They also informed us of a website called “Warm Showers” – where you can offer services, etc. to cyclists and find others who offer services. They gave us names of folks to visit who are on the route.
Since we arrived early at the campground, Mr. Fix-it decided to install an inverter. That way one can cook in a crock pot while the RV is going down the road. Once the project work was completed, Kim made her famous guac and a scrumptious omelet for dinner.
Looking forward to the wind at their backs tomorrow.