Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bracketville to Camp Wood, Tx

Today was another day of Texas chip seal roads. I feel like my whole body has been put in a washing machine. Will they ever end? On the more positive side today is the last day of March. I road 48 miles today and 42 miles yesterday. That brings my trip mileage to 1,260 miles. Year to date I have done 2,497 miles on a bicycle.

The advantage of a "short day" is that you get into town early enough to look around, eat a bite of lunch, do laundry and clean your bike. My bike is now clean and ready to tackle the climbs tomorrow. There is a little quilt shop on the grounds of the hotel which of course, I could not resist. I bought a few small pieces which I will be able to send home with Greg in Kerrvile.

Courthouse building as I left Bracketville.

Goats along the way.

Same herd.

I wish that the camera could truely capture how pretty the spring leaves are in the morning light.

As Nancy rode by she noticed this sheet stuck in a fence. Her young one was near by crying for it's mom. As Nancy worked to free her several other riders stopped to help. I am happy to report Mother and child ran back to their herd after they were freed.

Dam on Nueces River

Nueces River.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you got your package, too!

Doc Peachey said...

Hey Patty! Hung out with Greg after the Tucson Tri -- we missed you! Slowly but surely you are conquering Texas -- keep plugging along, Susan and I are riding along with you in spirit! Have fun in San Antonio! Sharon

Bridget said...

Did you cross that bridge?? Impressive amount of miles, you should feel very proud! I love and miss you!

stephany said...

hi patty!

stephany from kansas here...you are re-living my cross-country ride. it takes courage to face that texas wind. i remember looking down at my odometer on the way to marathon and it said "2"; i thought, "i ought to walk. it would be faster." i then understood why pioneer women went crazy going across the prairies. we also had to abort our ride in arizona because of the wind...from sanderson, i think. good luck on the rest of your ride. after texas, it's easy and warm...

st.

Pacer Sharon said...

Hi Patty -- Love the photos and commentary. How about a photo of what you're knitting?

Sharon McNary

Fe-lady said...

Great yearly (and DAILY!) mileage!
I think I saw Greg at the tri-but he was busy talking to other people so didn't want to interrupt!

SO glad you ladies came along and freed the goat from the fence. I can't imagine what would have happened if you hadn't!

As always-thanks for sharing your journey and pictures!

Angela said...

Wow those goats sure look big. But then again I guess they do everything big in Texas. It does not look like you have internet or phone ability today, I hope tomorrow is better!