Riding Day 23 – 59.42 miles The team climbed out of bed around 6:30 this morning, feeling both reluctant and ready to get the show back on the road. It’s a strange thing to sporadically wake up in a friend’s home, comfortable, clean, and surrounded by creature comforts, and then somehow muster up the gumption to re-engage with the thing you’re trying to accomplish, a thing that’s hard and leaves you spent and sweaty at the end of the day while you search for a spot to camp and get some rest before you awake and do it all over again. And Houston made this re-engagement even more difficult by preparing a great breakfast of scrambled eggs with tomatoes, cheese and spinach served alongside bagels with cream cheese. And then, as if that weren’t enough, he gave Odie and I a ride to the starting point in his Tesla, which is actually an electric rocket ship disguised as a car, and a wee bit faster and a whole lot more comfortable than a 30-year-old tandem bicycle….but I digress.
As a young Paperboy in Wisconsin….I tried everything to face-off big dogs chasing me on my bike. In that day and age what worked best for me was a squirt gun with Pyrex….kinda like my modern day Alaskan Bear Spray. A dog’s best sensor is the nose, and Purex stops them and gives them a lesson about bike riders. Just a thought, for those close encounters. Have a great ride and put the miles of a lifetime bike ride in our memories forever 🤩
Teslas and air horns and dogs oh my! I enjoy reading your daily stories and continue to be amazed at what you guys are doing and accomplishing.
It looks like you will make it to Brenham, TX tomorrow. This is home to the BlueBelle Ice Cream factory, where tours and my favorite ice cream are awaiting for you to experience! They are open 8-5, and definitely worth a stop!