Brian's Blog
Monday, 10 March 2008
deep in the heart
Mood:  a-ok
500 m into Texas at Kerrville. Been pushing it pretty good since deming. Still in the desert for a few days pulling a few 70 m days. Rode along the border for a while, border patrol everywhere and people a bit skittish when you tell them you've been camping out. Scared of them foreigners I guess. Had some good days then I hit the Texas hill country. Day after day of rolling climbs. Tired of it. should lessen after San Antonio tomorrow. Pouring here today so I'm holding out here instead of the original down day plan in SA. Yesterday was the toughest day since Tehatchapi. Lot of climbing and going against a head wind that had me pedaling downhill! Surprised on how good I feel so far. Got turned away from an RV park late one day (no cash, just a card) so I put up in a deer stand. It was cool. About 12 ft off the ground and weather tight. Next morning in Junction I walk into a cafe and a older guy leaving just up and offered to buy my breakfast. I must have been a pitiful sight starting day 4 without a shave and shower! Tomorrow I'll make it to buddy Ron's brother's house (Rick) for a visit and then begin the slow transition into the south! Hey! I just pedaled my bicycle to TEXAS! so far it's working out. couple of broken spokes and 3 flats but no real trouble at all. Enjoy the new pics. I know pictures of Tx. aren't too unique but it's going to be all a very transitional collection as time goes on. Thanks for checking in, and I'll try to hit the emails next, the computer in Deming wasn't letting me send any replies. Later  Brian

Posted by briansride at 11:03 AM PDT

Tuesday, 11 March 2008 - 12:19 AM PDT

Name: "Don Elbert"

Hey Brian ,

You not only peddled to Texas but your over half way through it. Fantastic !!! Keep up the great pace.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008 - 9:51 AM PDT

Name: "Darien"

Right on Brian!!!!!

Glad things are going well. Look out for them Alien's.

Question: Is it true, that to get to Texas, you ride east to you smell it, then south till you step in it?


Tuesday, 11 March 2008 - 7:27 PM PDT

Name: "Shay"

Way to go man.... I left you a phone message a few days ago... got a down day in New Orleans? Let me know whats up my vacay is next week. I'll meet you there on my Schwinn.   -PEace-

Tuesday, 11 March 2008 - 9:52 PM PDT

Name: "Maureen"

Dearest nephew,  Is that the Schwinn with or without the training wheels?  :)


Wednesday, 12 March 2008 - 10:19 AM PDT

Name: "Mark Gabriel"

Fantastic. Been following your adventure but haven't posted before. Even though you're in the 'Lone Star' state, you're not alone. Say hello to my ex, " All my ex's live in Texas"  ;-)  


Wednesday, 12 March 2008 - 9:11 PM PDT

Name: "Shay"

Dearest Auntie,

That is the Schwinn with the training wheels, but it has 21 speeds and front and rear shocks so booyah.  :) 

Dad, I'm flyin into New Orleans on St. Patty's Day the 17th to drink green beer in the French Quarter, and will be wandering around NO, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette all that week. Let me know where you'll be at, I'll have some hot jambalaya and gumbo and jazz musicians waitin. P

Wednesday, 12 March 2008 - 9:43 PM PDT

Name: "Coreen"

you are bad ass, and you're shay's dad! your son is a friend of mine, used to be my neighbor. i'd like to say, your blogs are funny, and i really think riding such a long way is crazy. but, good luck and i wish you good luck and cant wait to read more......coreen 

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