The start of L4 seems to be a continuation of the headwinds of L3. Our accommodations at Fort Clark, in army barracks converted to a motel, were different. The building was named Patton. I wonder if Gen. George Patton was ever stationed there.
The ride today was noteworthy for the last Border Patrol checkpoint on Route 90 we will have to ride thru. We talked to an agent for a while about his job and the recent influx of children crossing the border. I don’t want to post his observations on the net, so ask me when you see me. Also visited the “Cactus Jack” aka John Nance Garner Museum in Uvalde. He was FDR’s VP for his first two terms. Uvalde is his hometown and they done good with this museum.
As predicted the weather is hot and humid. We are sweating a ton, so fluids are important. Today was a short one–42 miles–to get us ready for longer rides to come. I continue to marvel at how lucky I am to be able to see the USA from a bicycle. We learn so much about the regions we bike thru from talking to locals.
Tomorrow is predicted to have more headwinds and thunderstorms all day. It could be our first day of rain on the Southern Tier.