Braving their Way to Fredericksburg

Day 26 – heavy headwinds are predicted as the team started out towards Fredericksburg today. Bill started out earlier than Jeff and Kim to get a headstart. That tandem is one fast bike. The team enjoyed breakfast burritos from the gas station across from the Sorrells Inn where we stayed last night.  That should give them enough energy for the first few miles. No donuts this AM. Uh-oh.

Bill leaving Sorrells Inn, Rocksprings, TX
Bill leaving Sorrells Inn, Rocksprings, TX
Jeff and Kim leaving Sorrells Inn, Rocksprings, Tx
Jeff and Kim leaving Sorrells Inn, Rocksprings, Tx

The cycling team managed to dodge the raindrops and the wind wasn’t too bad. Bill “caught” much of the wildlife today in the photos below. In fact, the cyclists were racing with one of the local deer!

Cycling with the deer
Cycling with the deer, “shot” from the saddle of a Novara Safari
Local wildlife
Local wildlife

With prediction of heavy winds and rain, I met up with the cyclists today at 10 mile intervals. After reaching Mountain Home (56 miles), the cyclists hung up their bikes and we rode the rest of the way to Fredericksburg. After securing the campsite at the Fredericksburg RV Park, we walked into this unique German, Western, hill-country town for a late lunch. The Lindenbaum served up some great German sausages (wurst) and a sweeet Black Forest cake.  Walking back to the RV park got rid of some of the calories. Laundry, bike mechanics and Kim’s shopping in the cute shops took up the rest of the afternoon.

I’m now sitting in the Rec Room of the RV park listening to some great music, “Mr. Bojangles” played like a Texas 2-step by 6 bearded, cowboy hatted musicians – quite entertaining. (The wifi is weak at the RV, but works better here in the Rec Room). The band is a bonus.

Local band
Local band

Hoping for good weather tomorrow – cyclists will ride in between raindrops and head west to Mountain Home where they stopped today – to avoid the winds.