Sunday October 12, 2014, 77 miles (124 km) – Total so far: 199 miles (320 km)
Last night was a good sleep at The Diamond H Bed & Breakfast was great and Sharon and Jim were enjoyable and entertaining. Jim had many a story about his race car driving days. The weather was not what was predicted. Cloudy and rainy all day with cool temperatures in the mid 60’s all day but no wind which really made all the difference. I’d rather ride in rain with no wind. We are back on the Adventure Cycling route having rejoined in Comfort, TX. We will stay on the route all the way to Navasota. Tim mapped a great alternative route from Brackettville to Comfort. We experienced Texas hill country without being completely overwhelmed and today for the first time in many miles (like maybe 400) we had some smooth, sealed asphalt. You don’t realize how bad the roads have been until you ride on nice ones again. Here are today’s Kodak moments.
1931 Chevrolet ranch pick up with 60 miles on it. Completely original. Jim drives it in Bandera parades and festivals.
The courtyard at our B&B.
Always nice to eat with taxidermy staring at you. Don’t order the buffalo.
Had to get a riding selfie.
Near Camp Verde this morning. Wet and rainy but no wind.
Fog and mist in hill country.
Deserted Texas Ranch Road. We take short 10 minute breaks every 10 miles or so. It’s not a race but Tim didn’t stop at any historical markers today. That’s a first.
Good old Interstate 10. This overpass is in Comfort. There are some cross country bike riders who use I 10 all the way to San Antonio from Phoenix.
Wind mills are everywhere from big ranches to small backyards.
Fill ‘er up.
Can’t explain this Navy jet and how it got here.
Some barn finds. These old cars are in lots of places along the back roads of Texas. A 55 Chevy and a 64 Ford, I think. Kevin or Ted would know for sure.
I didn’t see any arrows or scalps.
The best ranch in Texas!
Tim makes a friend.
Gomez, Morticia and Lerch. Downtown Blanco after dinner.