The hills of West Texas are fun… especially with a head wind… and when it’s raining.

April 17, 2010

So I was on support yesterday when the team did our first century ride, but one of my teammates compared yesterday to today by saying, “yesterday was more painful, but today was more miserable.”  Based on the elevation change, this should have been an amazing day, but we had a strong head wind and overcast skies, which opened up into rain.  What a miserable way to spend a morning.  The wind was so strong that you had to work hard to even reach 20 mph on the descents, and the hills were twice as hard to climb.

The consolation was that we only biked 40 miles, and then ended our trip at Carlsbad Cavern, where we were able to explore the 3rd largest cave system in the Americas.  It was a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Tonight we are staying in a Baptist Church in the town of Carlsbad which is really nice.  Its not actually the church, but rather the youth center.  It has a gym, a game room, showers, a kitchen and (if we were interested) TVs everywhere.  We’ve stayed in some incredible places and some rather mediocre ones, but it’s always nice to come home to your new house for the night and be happy with your surroundings.  The night included writing a post card to one of my donors, catching up with family on the telephone and even some foosball!

Hope tomorrow’s ride is better than todays was!

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Jeff and I as the last men in America to bare-fisted fight a bear!

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One Response to “The hills of West Texas are fun… especially with a head wind… and when it’s raining.”

  1. AndrewC said

    Andy, looks like a great adventure. Brittani and I are very jealous. When you get back we will tell you our connection to Wilcox, AZ. Good luck with tomorrow’s travels.
    Andrew C

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