Sunday, May 2, 2010
The hill country
Today was a battle. We rode 88 miles into a strong headwind through some of the hillest parts of the USA. We encountered a few hills over mile long with very steep grades and the wind did not make things any easier. On the plus side the scenery was beautiful, wildflowers and rocky hills as far as the eye could see. Things don't change very quickly while traveling by bicycle, but in the final miles the terrain almost instantly changed from hills and wildflowers to cactii and flat ground. We ate two full dinner plates at a small diner and are ready to sleep under the stars just west of the Texas hill country!