385 ft (elevation gain)
976.3 total miles
Fort Davis -> Alpine
Today was cold, damp, and foggy! We started the day late again, it was around 35 degrees when we woke up and we’re hoping it would warm up a little before we started the ride. It warmed up a little but by the time we left around 11 but it was still really cold, the air had a lot of moisture so it was hard to stay dry. The first ten miles was downhill with a few small uphills and was overall fairly easy. At this point though my toes were freezing because of CRPS and my surgeries I don’t have great circulation. It was really hard to keep the toes warm. To keep my feet warm I had two pair of sock with a plastic bag in between them to keep the wind out. The last ten mile of the ride continues to be fairly easy, although it started raining and started getting really foggy. Eventually the dog got really dense and it was super difficult for cars to see us. We decided it was to dangerous to ride and decided to finish the ride tomorrow. Although it was a bummer to not ride we did some really cool things in Alpine, we went to a fantastic bakery and warmed up, we went to the Museum of the Big Bend and went to a locals bar. We met somebody really nice locals and had a great time. Hopefully tomorrow it is warmer and the fog is gone, we all want to get back riding!
Please help raise funds for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) at https://www.firstgiving.com/event/rsds/Ride-Across-The-Country-For-CRPS