today had to be one of our nicest rides. we were joined this morning by corey minturn and todd warnock, friends from home. it was sunny and cool we were ready for a great day. karin’s wrist looked broken, but she was game and off we went. our first wildlife encounter was with this huge live tarantula, it was on the shoulder making its way to the other side of road, it never made it. we turned onto a farm road and hit the rollers again, they were getting a little softer, the road nice, scenery rural pretty.
When we pulled in for lunch, it was another great picnic in the shade.
after lunch we said goodbye to fred schuler and the austin crowd, todd peters, steve salopek and the gay’s, what a great group. peter mesrobian had pulled in and was ready to join us. we cruised into a national forest, great pavement, awesome views, tall pines. the heat was back and started to take its toll, we pulled in at 515, temp 95. loaded up, back to motel, beers in the parking lot, dale peletier back for a second visit.
i think i have roughly 1300 miles to go…………….