Day 69 – Gaining Altitude in the Far West (January 17, 2021)

Night 69- Marathon, Texas Another day in the desert, starting off with a pretty cold night. Learning how to deal with temperatures that steadily drop down to freezing by morning. Hills keeping the sun from warming things too quickly. It’s pretty cold. We will be looking into ways to improve warmth other than hiding inContinue reading “Day 69 – Gaining Altitude in the Far West (January 17, 2021)”

Day 68 – Crossing Texas, one Tree at a Time (January 16, 2021)

Night 68- Sanderson, Texas This day was pretty straightforward. The mornings were cold. In fact the nights were the coldest yet as it dipped down to the 20s. This was a real test of our cold camping gear since we are now heading into higher and higher altitudes. With 55 miles now ahead of usContinue reading “Day 68 – Crossing Texas, one Tree at a Time (January 16, 2021)”

Day 67 – The Opera House in the Desert (January 15, 2021)

Night 67- Langtry, Texas We cut the day short. With towns only every 40 or 60 miles, we had an 85 mile day ahead of us. We were pretty battered from the day before and the cold morning kept us from starting off any time before 10. So what was supposed to be an 85Continue reading “Day 67 – The Opera House in the Desert (January 15, 2021)”

Day 66 – Back in the Saddle (January 14, 2021)

Night 66- Comstock, Texas After a failed post, I’m going to keep this pretty brief. I’m still two days behind at this point. So we stayed with my brother for a while waiting on tubes. When it was seen that they were out for delivery, we decided to ride a short day and have AddisonContinue reading “Day 66 – Back in the Saddle (January 14, 2021)”

Day 65.5 – A Quick Family Break in Del Rio (January 13, 2021)

Night- we took some time off We had reached a major goal of the trip. While Del Rio isn’t a vacation spot for most people, it is where my brother and sister-in-law, Ashley Shableski live as Addison is currently in training as a pilot. We had ordered some new tires to possibly help with myContinue reading “Day 65.5 – A Quick Family Break in Del Rio (January 13, 2021)”

Day 65 – The Grind Before the Rest (January 5, 2021)

Night 65- Del Rio, Texas One more long push before a break.Only 80 miles to Addison and Ashley. For once, we got our break early. Walking up to one of my alarms is made that much harder in a nice bed and a room that is sealed shut from light. And after the day weContinue reading “Day 65 – The Grind Before the Rest (January 5, 2021)”

Day 64 – The Lone Star State (January 4, 2021)

Night 64- Knippa, Texas Okay, so yesterday was a few things. It started cold because the desert.It became the hottest day so far, because the desert.It was of the longer days at 85 miles because we want to get across this state.It was a rough day on a rough surfaced road.It was a pain inContinue reading “Day 64 – The Lone Star State (January 4, 2021)”

Day 63 – The Windy (as in, Wind) Way through Texas (January 3, 2021)

Night 63- San Antonio, Texas I’m not sure what I want to write about today. Waking up in a hostel and talking to the owner about the industry and hostel community was cool. We had a pretty late start in the day and rode straight to McDonald’s. When sitting outside we were told we couldn’tContinue reading “Day 63 – The Windy (as in, Wind) Way through Texas (January 3, 2021)”

Day 62 – WTALOT III: Hill Country (January 2, 2021)

Night 62- San Marcos, Texas The longest day and the latest day. And a whole lotta Texas. This day we planned on riding 100 miles. Speaking for myself, I’ve only completed one “century” ride before and that was just last June at a sanctioned event in New Jersey. This day would be my second longestContinue reading “Day 62 – WTALOT III: Hill Country (January 2, 2021)”

Day 61 – WTALOT II: Fields on Fields (January 1, 2021)

Night 61- Columbus, Texas It was a pretty nice day. Aside from a bit of wind and goggle trying to throw us down nonexistent roads, it was a nice day. Woke up and had an easy morning among friends. Just a relaxed pack up session while keeping cats from escaping the apartment. Then our firstContinue reading “Day 61 – WTALOT II: Fields on Fields (January 1, 2021)”