Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Adios Texas - Bienvenidos Louisiana

We started biking from Cleveland, TX at 8 AM with a light breeze, temps in the mid 60's and blue sky's.  Still on Texas 105 with its smooth wide shoulder. 

Approx.10 miles out was a pleasant surprise - a "Good Luck Roger" sign on the four way stop from "The Arnolds" What a thoughtful gesture - Thanks you for you continued support.

Today's ride took was  through pine and oak woods and grazing lands.

Next we traveled through Sour Lake, TX, the birthplace of theTexas Oil Co - Texaco!

The land between Sour Lake and Beaumont was predominately farmland with some lodging.

Cycling through Beaumont was a challenge, but we did make it through on frontage roads.  We took Texas 12 out of Texas and to the state line of Louisiana.   

In Louisiana the landscape changed dramatically - with bayous and swampland on either side of the roadway.
Over all it was a very good day - totaling 109.9 miles, ending in DeQuincy, LA, rumored to be "The Lost Mine of Wyndham Creek" where it was thought American Indians had discovered gold!

Day 16 of Riding:
Total Daily Miles: 109.9
Total Ride Miles: 1664.2
Total Daily Elevation Climb: 416'
Total Daily Ride Time: 7 1/2 hrs.
Average Ride Speed: 16.7 mph

1 comment:

  1. Pleasure to meet yall...glad you found the sign...we are keeping up daily...Good Luck and God Bless...The Arnolds