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Day 41: Out of Texas

Yes the day finally came, we left Texas and crossed into Louisiana..woohooo! Started the ride today with wet roads but no rain. Seems like we did the 50 miles to Vinton,LA in no time, in fact we ended up getting to our motel (in case of torrential rains) too early to check in. Anyway, we’ll … Continue reading Day 41: Out of Texas


Day 40: Still in Texas

Funny what a good meal, good night’s rest and flat roads can do for a 60 mile ride…a few of the riders (including me) decided to a “gun check” this morning enroute to our scheduled 48 mile lunch stop. After a pretty much effortless ride we made it to Mama Jacks in Kountze Texas where … Continue reading Day 40: Still in Texas


Day 39: Onward to Goodrich, TX

After a great night at the pristine Cagle National Park campground we were ready to put the “curse of the velomanati” behind us…but Mother Nature thought otherwise. What started out as an easy 40+ miler became a very wet, wind in your face day. The saving grace was Woodsy Hollow RV park, a gem in … Continue reading Day 39: Onward to Goodrich, TX


Day 38: Brenham to Cagle State Park

Didn’t think we could cram any more bad luck into a 70 mile ride. Tough day but we made it…..see Allen’s blog for the whole story.


Bastrop State Park to Brenham, TX

Woke up this morning to 54 degrees….in Florida this would be a “NO RIDE” day, but we must ride. Rode an absolutely incredible route for the first 5 miles on park roads, but alas we had to detour due the firefighting activities causing road closures. No worries, Allen just put us off route along some … Continue reading Bastrop State Park to Brenham, TX