Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tailwind, some downhill, some up, beautiful finish

72 miles. We got an early start today because the school wanted their gym back by 7:45. We had lights on at 5:40 and breakfast at 6:30 at the church across the parking lot from the school. That meant that even though we left almost last as per usual, we were on the road at 7:15. The light is really pretty at that time of the morning.

The area here is in a drought. We see all kinds of signs that there has been water, but not currently. One farmer that Wayne talked to isn't planting anything but cotton as the farmers are being severely rationed on their water. Normally he plants several fields in alfalfa.

We did quite well for the 70 mile day. We had some climbing during the first and last parts of the day. The downhill at the end was quite spectacular, the pictures don't do it justice.
Here some various pictures.
We finished up the day just over 900 miles total. Most others who have ridden the whole way are over 1000 miles!
Before dinner we had open bar with Bubba buying the beer and wine. It may have made the lesson on how to create a dollar bill bow tie a little more difficult than it should have been!

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