Day 71 – Blasting into Marfa (January 19, 2021)

Night 71- Marfa, Texas

We have been climbing for a couple of days. Just missed a mile above sea level by 100 feet. So we could breath easy and extend our limbs recovery as we BLASTED into Marfa.

Not much climbing at all to start the day. To accompany the first substantial down hill stretch in days was a bonkers tail wind. We had heard that the path north of Marfa was experiencing 25 mph winds and 45 mph gusts… enough to blow us over… but we got a taste of it. Luckily it was to our backs and pushed up forward across these the empty plains just after passing the mountains of Alpine.

I don’t have much more to say about the day. It was supposed to rain that night so we grabbed a motel in prep for the 75 mile day to follow. The hills gave us some sights and the wind threw us across the plains. Overcast kept us cool but blurred out anything truly visual at the ends of the plains. The misty mountains? Yeah, it brought up a song from years past.

I hope the day was as nice and fun for you. Riding a bike at a 30 degree lean may not be for everyone, but it was fun.

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