I think today’s ride was one of our best. We all seemed not to want to rush through it, but instead take advantage of the great riding conditions and the fantastic photo ops. At one point we joked that if we didn’t stop taking pictures, we’d never make it to Navasota. Well, we took a lot of photos and still made it to our hotel (a Best Western, tonight) in Navasota. So without further ado, here are today’s pictures and the one video I took.
Today’s ride was a mere 52 miles, which was easy by the standards of Leg 4. We arrived at our hotel, went for a swim in the hotel pool to cool off from the ride, disassembled and packed our bikes, and then went out for some Texas Barbeque (which wasn’t that good, unfortunately).
Our impression of Texas remains good! The drivers continued to be very courteous to us. Back home I 0ften run along roads that have divots in the asphalt along the center yellow dividing lines so that drivers have an audible warning if they cross over the dividing line. So rather than cross over the lines for walkers, runners or bikers and subject their tires to “potential” damage from the divots, many of the drivers back home will not move over at all, which I think is foolish, not to mention inconsiderate and dangerous. Here in Texas, none of the drivers acted that way – they all crossed the lines and drove over the divots to give us plenty of room, even if it meant slowing down to our speed before they could pass us.
Tomorrow we all fly home and will be dreaming and planning Leg 5, which will finally take us out of Texas. 🙁