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)”

Day 60 – Goodnight 2020. Good Morning 2021. (December 31, 2021)

Night 60- Houston, Texas Yeah, after learning what day it was we decided to stay with friends for new years. That and the thunderstorm that rolled through all day. Glad we didn’t ride through that. We were productive, but now we ride. Brake day/rain day/holiday. It was a good day. Goodnight 2020. Good morning 2021Continue reading “Day 60 – Goodnight 2020. Good Morning 2021. (December 31, 2021)”

Day 59 – Old Friends and New Houses (December 30, 2020)

Night 59- Houston, Texas Wake up, flat. Lunch break, flat. It’s getting pretty ridiculous at this point. Those headaches are in the past because last night we got to hang with two old friends (and the new Mrs.) As for riding through Houston… it was edging on us being a large rain storm all day.Continue reading “Day 59 – Old Friends and New Houses (December 30, 2020)”

Day 58 – Wow, That’s a Lot of Texas: A Series (December 29, 2020)

Night 58- Dayton, Texas Up after a night of poor sleep and off with the sun. Just kidding, the tire I thought I would milk for another day was flat in the morning. So, right after we said our goodbyes to our host, I plopped down in their driveway and changed tubes. Not kidding aboutContinue reading “Day 58 – Wow, That’s a Lot of Texas: A Series (December 29, 2020)”

Day 57 – The Three Bridges (December 28, 2020)

Night 57- Beaumont, Texas Up with the sun and off for our first full day of Texas. Well, only 40ish miles. We had a host in Beaumont, but we’re not ready to ride 80 miles to get there in one day. But we were off. The riding was nice. The wind never really got inContinue reading “Day 57 – The Three Bridges (December 28, 2020)”

Day 56 – Weiner Dogs are Bigger in Texas (December 27, 2020)

Night 56- Orange, Texas Today’s route was filled with some pretty dumb route options from Google, some rough roads, some really kind people, and dogs… So. Many. Dogs. I think I got most of the days post typed up before anyone else came to the kitchen. Our host joined me around 8 and we talkedContinue reading “Day 56 – Weiner Dogs are Bigger in Texas (December 27, 2020)”

Day 55 – Hurricane Debris and Downed Trees (December 26, 2020)

Night 55- Sulphur, Louisiana So it seems that the plague of flat tires was reserved for Christmas and Christmas eve because we made it a whole day without one. Stay tuned for our main story tonight as we tour the effects of this year’s hurricanes. With that, today’s ride was pretty straightforward. We have becomeContinue reading “Day 55 – Hurricane Debris and Downed Trees (December 26, 2020)”

Day 54 – Flat Tires III: Revenge of the Flat (December 25, 2020)

Night 54- Kinder, LA Merry Christmas everyone. I hope it was a good one. Or as good as it can be this year. But do not dwell on how good or bad it was. I cannot. Because we almost had to call AAA. Gifted with a hotel after a long windy day full of flats,Continue reading “Day 54 – Flat Tires III: Revenge of the Flat (December 25, 2020)”

Day 53 – Flat Tires II: Return of the Flattening (December 24, 2020)

Night 53- Opelousas, LA I don’t want to dwell too much on this day. It started off with a nice breakfast with our host and was supposed to be our longest ride at 80 miles, but it became our longest day and we barely rode 60. So this will be brief. Started with a decisionContinue reading “Day 53 – Flat Tires II: Return of the Flattening (December 24, 2020)”

Day 52 – Flats for Days (December 23, 2020)

Night 52- Baton Rouge, Louisiana How many flat tires is too many flat tires? One is annoying. Two is a surprise. Three makes start questioning decisions in life. The day wasn’t that dramatic, but it comes up. Up with the dogs, I sneak off to make coffee and oatmeal to write. Accompanying me is aContinue reading “Day 52 – Flats for Days (December 23, 2020)”