Today was John's 55th birthday and he wanted to ride his age - 55 miles. Our original route was around 48 miles so we made some modifications to create a 55 mile route to Brownwood. Heather and I decided a shorter day of 43 miles would be nice so we took a different route out of Comanche to the south. We left about 30 minutes later and figured we would see everyone at the lunch stop in Zepher, Texas. The windmills in the distance above were a very common sight around Comanche.
Springtime in Texas has usually meant a short self-contained bike tour on gravel roads somewhere near Clifton, Texas. This year Ronnie Bryant created a 6-day tour full of gravel at the top of the Texas Hill Country. We would start in Clifton and ride to Hico, Comanche, Brownwood, Goldthwaite, Hamilton, and back to Clifton. We do light-touring which means that we stay in hotels/motels - no camping or cooking. So we met the Bryant's and Pogue's in Clifton to park our vehicles and start our first day to Hico. Heather, Susan, and Nanette are pictured above at the start of our tour.
A day of boat rides and learning to "Go Slow" - We took a 30 minute boat ride to Caye Caulker, the second largest island in Belize. There are no cars here, just bicycles, golf carts, and walking... "Go Slow" is the motto for this very laid back island. Heather is posing by The Split - a gap in the island created by Hurricane Hattie in 1961.
We are retired, live/travel full-time in a travel trailer, and enjoy the outdoors.