Day 15 -- Vega TX to Amarillo TX -- Goodbye interstateDay 15 -- Vega TX to Amarillo TX -- Goodbye interstate
I'll have to apologize in advance that I don't have many pictures today. Because yesterday was so long today became very short.
I allowed myself to sleep in until after 8:00 to make up for the long ride yesterday and the time change. When I finally got up I walked into dairy queen for breakfast. The lady seemed shocked to see me, and then told me they were closed for another hour. I guess they forgot to lock the door the night before. Instead I went to the cafe and had sausage gravy. The girl working there filled my bottles with ice water and told me where I expect water stops on today's ride. I finally hit the road just after 10:00.
The ride was short enough that I didn't even need to stop for water before I made it to Amarillo.
Less than two hours after I left I pulled up to the bike shop in Amarillo to get some routine maintenance and ended up getting a new chain too. From there I went to Walmart to get sandwich material for one last try. That ride was a pain. Unlike some other big cities oh the trip, Amarillo is not very bike friendly, and I had to fight with traffic and drivers the whole time.
Next I called the campground I had planned to stay at to confirm they had vacancy and I found out the price was nearly $30. After considering a hotel instead and calling around a bit I found another campground for half the price with a pool.
It is still super windy, but the wind is forecast to be from the southwest tomorrow which means it will be at my back. I hope that works out. It was at my side today which was fine especially for a short ride, but it would be great to catch another free ride tomorrow.
Today's distance (including riding around the city): 73 km
Average speed: 25 km/h (After the ride to Amarillo it was 30 km/h, but riding the city brought it down)
Trip odometer: 1913 km
Using my super effective and
Using my super effective and ultra accurate method of spanning the distance you have traveled so far on google maps with my pinky and index fingers, I have concluded you are one third of the way complete with this trip! Next third will be completed around Indianapolis.