1,503 ft (elevation gain)
1,276.8 total miles
Rocksprings -> Kerrville
Today was a pretty good day. We rode out of Rocksprings around 9 this morning. We continued to be on the rough road but I was definitely more prepared for it today. it was slightly colder than yesterday but still a comfortable temperature. The shoulder for the first part of the day was wide so, I felt pretty safe. The road was mainly downhill but it had a ton of rolling hills. The uphills were tiring and the downhills didn’t really give you a long enough break so it was a little exhausting. The first three quarters of the day we road past massive exotic animal game ranches. It was like we were riding through the Savannah Desert, there were all sorts of wierd non native animals. Throughout the day we saw a ton of road kill, we seen at least seven different species of road kill on the side of the road. I’ve been told that the locals will turn them into spaghetti, maybe that will be dinner tomorrow night. We had a quick snack break of cheese and crackers at about mile 20, it is awesome to have mom making food for us constantly, I don’t think we would have been able to do this with our her. After the snack break we rode for another 10 ish miles and had lunch, it was super yummy we had massive sandwiches and some ice tea, it was a nice break for our muscles as well. After lunch we continued riding up and down hills, we started to move slowly out of the game ranches and into just family ranches. The last 20 ish miles of our ride were absolutely gorgeous. We were riding along the Guadalupe River, with really mild traffic. We even crossed the river like 8 times, were lucky we missed the flooding from a few weeks ago, you could see that the water got like 10 feet high. As we rode into Hunt the road was freshly paved and really smooth, it was like butter. At this point in the day traffic started to build a bit, but the cars were still respectful and gave us lots of space. We finished today’s ride strong and are resting for another 70 mile day tomorrow!
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