No pictures today. It's a layover day. Actually slept through the night for the first time this trip! So, comments on the comments you guys have made:
Martys (Terri) (my baby sister): We use sunscreen. Gobs of it. Linda (our chef and purchaser of all necessities) even mentioned last night that we're using an awfully amount of it. We really haven't had anyone with a serious sunburn despite the cloudless skies we've had every single riding day. I douse myself in it before breakfast, sometime shortly after the first sag stop, and on a longer day once more a few hours later. SPF 48. Just replenished my personal stash with SPF 70 stuff. Didn't even know it was made that strong. Would you like to visit Saturday night (April 4) in Blanco? I will sag that day, and it isn't too long a day, and my post-sag chores that night will be brief (refilling Lil Bo Peep the sag wagon). If yes, would you like to eat with the riders, or somewhere else. I need to know so I can tell Linda and she can make sure she cooks enough. Email me the response -- I don't have your email address in my webmail, so would like you to email so I can enter your address.
Kak (my older sister): No really great signs of spring. A few flowers here and there but the desert is not really in bloom. Haven't seen any armadillos, but we still have the rest of New Mexico and all of Texas for that. I'm not going to identify the other ladies in pictures or talk about them individually. You'll have to wait until the ride is over for me to do that. The trailer hauls all our luggage (clothing, computer, mp3 player, miscellaneous non-riding stuff. I carry in my bike bag a tool kit, a first aid kit, sunscreen, rain jacket, snacks, state map, cell phone, ibuprofen and excedrin migraine, wallet, and chapstick. My camera goes in a little bag in front of me. The cue sheet is held by a clip in front of the handlebars.
Horseshoe#1 (not a relation but warped enough to qualify): We have plenty of ladies with wicked senses of humor. There are lots of laughs and giggles around the dinner table. "Butt-crack of dawn" is about the mildest giggle I can reprint. I don't hear much silliness from the others during the day because I'm either bicycling alone or driving the sag, usually alone.
I really enjoy hearing comments from all of you who are following the blog. Now I have to go back to town with Bessie the bike to see if they can put a second water bottle cage on her, and to get another tire. Will be sagging tomorrow and will update tomorrow night if I can (not sure if the next hovel has internet, but it is supposed to be really great otherwise).