Things change so much from day to day when you are touring. My load-weight was too high and I had to do something about it. I felt very unstable on the bike. A guy named Daniel Young, a touring cyclist I met in Austin, told me how he had quit using his dry bag and now puts a rubbermaid tub in his trailer. It’s easier to get in and out of. I bought a rubbermaid tub and had to send home about 15 lbs of stuff that wouldn’t fit! I’m much happier. My load is lighter and lower. I’ve also been carrying eggs, and yogurt and a couple other things in a cooler bag. As of today, I’ve broken 2 eggs (Not using a backpackers egg carrier). Guess I’ll have to eat the eggs, rather than carry them.
In Giddings, people were very nice. We had a yummy Mexican dinner. We stayed in a $40 motel, and were at the post office shipping the drybag home by 8 am. We arrived at Somerville Lake, TX by about 2 pm. That was very nice. We had a beautiful campsite that was level and grassy. The wind was cool and refreshing. The view was worthy. Though the campground was popular and very busy, the “primitive” campers were very isolated from the rest of the campground, and we were amongst 3 sites being used. It was wonderful.
Got up a little later this morning. Had a good breakfast with my companion, then headed for the grocery. As a result, she headed toward our destination for the day and I intended to intersect her path. HOURS later, I did. My grocery run added about 8-10 miles to my journey. Not bad, but a little frustrating.
We arrived at Navasota, changed our plans a little from the plan and are in a Super 8. I’m burnt to a crisp. The photos have notes attached, but you have to click on the photo to see the notes.
Go make your own breeze and remember: if you’re not having fun; you’re in the wrong gear.