542 ft (elevation gain)
1,634.5 total miles
Coldsprings -> Silsbee
Today was a great day. We started the ride around ten at the city square, we warmed up for about five miles and the rest of the ride was a breeze. The roads was smooth, flat and relatively straight, we even had a little bit of a tail wind. This made our riding really easy, I never pushed hard which was really nice. The cars on the road were also really respectful and would give us lots of space. We were able to average around 20 mph, so we we’re able to speed through the riding. We rode through big forest with trees and foliage packed so tightly together taht you couldn’t even walk through the forest, it’s really crazy looking. We have official made it out of Texas hill country i think, we barely had any uphill all day. We also have left the dry section of Texas and have made it into the swap lands. They are really beautiful and very different fro what I’m used to. It’s really nice but the humidity is rising along with the rising temperature Andrew making me really warm, but it’s not to bad. I really wasn’t even tired after the ride, I can’t belive I’m saying that. Before this trip 70 miles was double my longest ride, I can’t believe how strong I have become. After the ride we went to the trailer park that we are spending the night at, the manager was so nice and invited us to dinner at her house with two other people from the park. It was lovely we all brought food and had a great spread, we decided to consider it our thanks giving since it was much nicer than it actual thanksgiving hahah. After dinner we decide to go to the bar across the street to see it Reta (the park manager), Carlos, and Julie both came with us. There was karaoke, thankfully we didn’t have to sing but lots of other people did and they were all great. Carlos, Julie, and Reta taught us all how to dance, it was really fun. All the locals at the bar were super nice and fun to talk to. I’m so glad we got to meet so many fun and exciting people, I’m also super happy taht we got to go to such a cool town and see the real locals spot. Today was super fun, especially once our ride wasn’t over and we got to hangout and explore.
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