Day 20 Del Rio, TX to Camp Wood, TX - Gass-powered Tandem: xcountry - CycleBlaze

March 19, 2021

Day 20 Del Rio, TX to Camp Wood, TX

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Devra JohnsonHappy to hear Ken is feeling better!! Day 20 .....looks like you have passed the halfway mark. Bravo!
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Julie GassTo Devra JohnsonWe are also relieved Ken is feeling better! Looks beautiful!
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We only saw the shopping center district of Del Rio, stayed at Holiday Inn Express and had dinner at Applebees.  Can't tell you anything else about it.

Ken woke up feeling fine.  We rode conservatively and stretched more.  His scoliosis and lack of gym workouts for core strength due to COVID are coming home to roost with these repetitive long days of cycling!   

First 40 miles or so today were on roads that bordered huge ranches with fancy entrances and high fences. They apparently cater to hunters by raising exotic animals.  We saw one antelope. 

Exotic animal ranch entry
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Katie GassEeesh, reminds me of that Tiger King phenomenon.
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We got off busy hwy 90 at Brackettville, turning onto hwy 334 a "ranch road".  Ranch roads are lower quality than Farm roads which are lower quality than County roads etc.

We've been on Farm Roads...now Ranch Roads
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Fred GassAny cobblestone lurking in the future?
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Brackettville courthouse
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Fred GassSomething about this building feels appealing, like an old high school.
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Our rest stop in Brackettville
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Got our first flat tire of the trip on this country road - a steel belted radial tire  steel thread caused the damage.  Brackettville or the county has a new electric energy source!

Acres and acres of solar panels
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Fred GassIt's esthetic! It's electric! Slide on by!
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Spring is coming here!  We saw Indian paintbrush and other wild flowers (not bluebonnets yet).  We are traveling towards "Hill Country" and we are seeing more greenery.

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Rocio along a dry river bed of white stones
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Looking east before turning north to Camp Wood
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Fred GassThis could be "that ribbon of highway" Woody Guthrie liked so well.
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Cows usually find us cyclists quite interesting. They will stare or even come running towards us.

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Until they decide we are scary!

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Fred GassBuncha critics.
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Katie GassHilarious!!
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Our no nonsense motel in Camp Wood
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Today's ride: 80 miles (129 km)
Total: 1,555 miles (2,503 km)

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Scott AndersonSo glad to hear Ken is OK. I’ve been worried about you two. Enjoy the Hill Country!
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Margery GassSo glad it was a better day!
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Jeanna & Kerry SmithKerry and I are so happy to hear that Ken is feeling fine now. We were concerned. See you in 3 weeks!
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Steven BanGlad you’re back in the saddle, Ken! Moderation is the word from now on.
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Ken GassTo Steven BanYes, moderation, good seating posture in the saddle with my shoulders relaxed, and your trick of wearing two pairs of shorts, plus reapplying either Bag Balm or Chamois Butt'r at every rest break!

Ken
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Steven BanTo Ken Gass👍
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