Texas my Texas, I know it is “OUR” Texas but I’m a transplant even though I have lived in Texas more than any other state. I am glad we made it to Texas. We will ride about 1090 miles, over 17 days, in the Great State of Texas.
When we left Las Cruces, the temperature was an enjoyable 66 degrees. This has been about normal for our mornings in New Mexico.
Our ride took us through miles of Pecan Orchards. They were beautiful and gave us great shade and in some areas we felt like we were riding in a tunnel.
I have also added a picture of a fairly typical rest area out in the middle of nowhere. It was really at the post office in Chamberino, NM.
Also on this ride, as well as several time yesterday, we crossed the Rio Grande Rive and we never left the United States of America. Here is proof of one such crossing.
One of my disappointments today is there wasn’t a welcome to Texas sign since we were taking a lot of back roads and not a major highway. I was looking forward to the picture opt. Just outside of El Paso, we rode on a bike trail that ran adjacent to the Rio Grande river. It was an enjoyable 10 mile ride.
We stopped and a local bike shop so Frank (one of my regular riding friends) could get some adjustments made to his bike so it would shift better. Then on to the Trinity-First Untied Methodist Church where we will be spending the night.
Welcome to Texas!