Total Mileage: 1655
I finally made it into Austin! I feel like I ran the gauntlet with all the bad weather and tough terrain of the last week. One good thing though from all the hills is that my legs are noticeably stronger. Now, I come to one of these steep roller and just charge right up and over it without breaking pace. Once I hit flat land I am going to haul serious butt.
Yesterday ended up being an absolutely beautiful day. About an hour after I updated the site, the sun came out and all my fatigue and bad mood from the events of the night before just melted away. Even though I still had a head wind going up and down hills, I couldn't help but smile. The hill country of Texas really is just beautiful. There are wildflowers of every color of the rainbow all over the place, rolling pastures, and wildlife everywhere you look. It made for such a nice ride and the miles just flew by. I ended up going further than planned, so today was a quick shot into Austin.
I am really excited for a rest day, a shave and mostly, a shower!! I have heard nothing but good things about Austin and am looking forward to hitting the town tonight and checking out the live music and grabbing a nice frosty beer =)