Thursday, March 30, 2023

Long day Across Texas

At 5:30 am, we went to McDonalds to get an early start to our long ride. Whoever heard of McDonald’s not having tea or coffee in the morning! We enjoyed our BOGO Egg McMuffin though and headed out.

Getting out of El Paso was quit an ordeal, but once we were on I20, we had new asphalt and little traffic. We were able to stay ahead of the wind until we were 74 miles into the ride. Around 1:00, it started, and we had to seek shelter from the dust storms. I stopped at a horse farm to ask if we could pitch our tents somewhere. Cowboys are so nice and polite! This is a breeding and barrel racing farm. The horses are really pretty.

The wind has gotten so unbelievably strong, that we are unable to set the tents up, so we are just charging the girls and waiting to see what happens. This is definitely a new experience for us. Guess this is what “wild camping” is or maybe its just called “not confirming a place to stay”.

Looks like we are moving into a horse trailer for the night. Definitely its better than sleeping in a stall! 🐎

If there is a Part 2 to this, I will let you know, but for now, I am good, have a place to get out of the wind, and had a great day riding. 

Until tomorrow…..
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Dust Storm


  1. How's your sit bone doing? Haven't read anything about it, so I assume you're good.

    1. yes much better, got alittle dore today but fine

  2. Yes, Dollar General, the Oasis for cross-country cyclists!