Southern Tier: Day 37

14 April 2014 Coldspring to Kountze, TX 65 miles (Total Miles = 1,855) “Small problem!” I yell to Gina, as we’re riding along trying to negotiate the map, “I can’t see!”. This is because my eyes are filling with water, along with my glasses, mirror, jacket, booties, and probably my pannier too. The rain has …

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Southern Tier: Day 36

13 April 2014 Navasota to Coldspring, TX 65 miles (Total Miles = 1,790) There’s nothing like the threat of afternoon thunderstorms to get us moving in the morning, and move we did. We actually saw Marlin more than once today – usually he’s just the blur that passes by when we’re an hour or less …

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Southern Tier: Day 35

12 April 2014 La Grange to Navasota, TX 70 miles (Total Miles = 1,725) The bridge ahead of us has no shoulder and the traffic both behind and approaching us no doubt has no patience so we begin slowing along this fast moving highway, planning to stop and wait it out. But then the car …

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Southern Tier: Day 34

11 April 2014 Austin to La Grange, TX 80 miles (Total Miles = 1,655) Today is my cooking rotation, which means no time for dinking on the bike. Not that there’s time for dinking anyway, given the 80 miles stretching out before us. But when on cooking duty, you really can’t be lagging too far …

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Southern Tier: Day 33

10 April 2014 Austin, TX 0 miles (Total Miles = 1,575) There is no better way to characterize today than to call it a “Vashon Day.” This is what we termed those days when we were younger when we used to combine a little bit of activity with a lot of sitting around, shooting the …

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