Texas Hill Country
October 12, 2020
Elevation: 2,755 ft.
Distance: 85.9 mi.
Odometer: 622.6 mi.
Woke up and was ready to be on the road by 6:15 AM. Only problem was the hotel's breakfast didn't start until 7:00 AM. Free meals are hard to pass up, so I waited around for it. Hit the road at about 7:30 AM.
Largely uneventful day. That's usually good. A few cars gave friendly honks and waves. Maybe they were some of the people I met last night?
Called Nick at Performance Bikes about my missing spare spokes. Apparently they've been lost. Nick is wagering that I won't break a single spoke all Summer anyway. I still plan on picking up a few along the way, probably in Denver.
Today's route had me pointed a little more northward so I got a little more help from the wind. A few rolling hills in the middle of the day, but nothing horrible. What's notable, though, is that I gained over 1,000 feet in elevation today, start-to-finish. Not many hills, but practically a steady incline all day. Somehow I'm glad to be gaining elevation on the plains rather than in the mountains. Tomorrow I'll probably lose a lot of what I gained today as I descend into Palo Duro Canyon.
Staying on the warm comfy floor of another church tonight. Thanks to I-never-got-your-name (sorry!) at the United Methodist Church in Clarendon, TX.
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