Rest is over in Navasota, but the sky is a beautiful blue, no rain, great day for a 72 mile ride!
We are again in cattle ranch country and the cows seem to be hanging out by the fences as if to say hi, and where are you going? Nice rolling hills and very green. Reminds me of home, except it’s still dry. No humidity yet, but I know it’s coming soon!!!
I rode with Twila, a riding buddy who is a great rider from Colorado. We had a nice pace going and I enjoyed the company. My picture is at our SAG (‘Support And Gear’ stop) and I am munching a banana–another one of my favorite biking foods!
My first dog issue came early before I hooked up with Twila (remember I am afraid of dogs) I saw this black dog about 100 yards away on the edge of the road. I thought, God, please make this either a friendly dog or make him go away!! Presto! As I got closer I saw it was a huge black crow-like bird …..one for Rona. The next one was 3 dogs. As I rounded a curve, I saw them. I was alone at this moment, but knew someone was not far behind me so I turned around and found Tina she said, “Are you ok?” I told her, “We have dogs!!!” Together we rounded the corner again, Tina with her great NJ voice and me with a handful of nuts and M&M’s, and we approached the dogs. She yelled (excellently) and I threw the nuts and M&M’s. Two for Rona! The dogs retreated!!!!
Yes, it was painful to throw my favorite foods, but sometimes you just have to do it!!
Besides that, it was a pleasant day and we are at a very nice Super 8 Hotel–ok a *nice* Super 8 Hotel. Snacking in front of the hotel on a beautiful day just seems right!