Day 25 Austin, TX to La Grange, TX - Gass-powered Tandem: xcountry - CycleBlaze

March 24, 2021

Day 25 Austin, TX to La Grange, TX

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Today was cloudy and a little misty all day.  Susan rode with us again.  It is great having someone with local knowledge in the group.  We learned there are Post Oaks as well as Live Oaks and I got most of the wildflowers identified.

Bluebonnets (which are miniature Lupines!) and Indian Paintbrush (aka Prairie Fire)
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Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson there are wildflowers along all the roadways.

Bluebonnets along the hwy
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Evening Primrose
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Margery GassThanks for the wildflower tour. Beautiful. Love them.
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Phlox and Prairie Fire
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We get such a kick out of the cattle.  They are so curious until something spooks them...

Curious Long Horns
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Oops, we suddenly became too scary
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We saw a lot of Mexican Black Vultures.  It is difficult to see them in this picture, but the site is typical: several vultures in a dead tree.

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Riding through Winchester, Tx which is maybe 20 miles from La Grange, we saw painted quilt squares on fences and buildings.  Susan explained that Winchester has a quilt show every year and the quilt squares tell people where to go.

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Turns out La Grange has a quilt museum!  It was closed, but the quilt shop was open. 

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La Grange has an impressive courthouse and a population of 4,600 people.

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Doug ColeLoving what you're sharing with us along the way in regards to the local wonders, both natural and cultural. Still only one flat so far on the tandem?
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There is a great  coffee shop here  (espresso and fabric...what's not to love?)

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but only one motel.

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Hoping for a good night's sleep after our delicious Mexican meal.

Today's ride: 75 miles (121 km)
Total: 1,276 miles (2,054 km)

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Bruce BowdenReally enjoying all the pictures which are exposed just right -- vivid wildflowers. Wow. Those longhorns really do have long horns ! I think if I get down to TX, I will carry a picture of a tandem in my wallet -- in case I get charged -- I will just pull it out and flash the herd...... they will probably do a 180 right there...... saved me getting gored. bruce
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