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.