Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gun Barrel City 1st Attempt

First attempt was abandoned.

The weather forecast was wrong, and I began experiencing headwinds from the start. I really need a tailwind to have the confidence that I can complete this ride.

I stopped to rest at the Navarro County line and re-assessed conditions, as I was feeling poorly. It was a good thing I turned around. I bonked almost immediately after and I struggled to get back to Ennis, despite favorable winds.

I ate lunch in town before returning home. There were, even on the shortened 42 mile journey, three altercations. None of them, however on state highway 85!

I will relate them in other posts soon, and I will watch for another window of opportunity to complete the ride.

ChipSeal

3 comments:

  1. Will you enlighten us with the details of the altercations?

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  2. Will you enlighten us with the details of the altercations?

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  3. Yep, coming up Steve. I want them to be truthful, yet enough "distance" so as to not be as colored with (and perhaps distorted) by emotion. I wrote "Abuse of Power" very shortly after the incident, because I wanted to preserve the details and conversation.

    Besides, I need a hook to get my two fans coming back!

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