#SD2KW, Day 35, La Grange to Navasota, 68 miles | Frackin’ Trucks!

Riding Stats


Route Tracker

What a peaceful way to start a morning… packing up the tent just outside the Community Center at the Colorado River Landing RV Park after having enjoyed fresh brewed coffee. It was a little overcast, birds were chirping, red bud trees are blooming. Then we hit the road with the fracking trucks. Ouch!

They are big, loud, intimidating and no matter where you stand on the issue of fracking, you probably don’t want to be riding a bicycle on a two lane country road with fracking trucks.

It was mentally and physically challenging as we rode with and gave way to the truckers by pulling off the road to give them room. Throw in a head wind, small shoulders and rough roads and it’s exhausting, maybe even a little aggravating. However it only lasted 25 miles. 😊

Our ride led us through small towns offering antiques, community churches and up and over so many PUDS (pointless/pretty ups and downs) we thought we’d returned to Hill Country. 😂

Once in Navasota, we came to the end of our fourth Southern Tier Map (yes we are still in Texas) and were trying to locate the local fire station where free primitive camping is available to cyclists. After loading the new map we realized we bypassed the station by almost two miles.

Instead of turning around we pushed on and checked in to a motel for hot showers and dinner at a steak house right next door.

Grateful for this journey everyday, even the tough ones. 🥰 Thanks so much for coming along!

Click on the image below to view more pics and vids:

9 thoughts on “#SD2KW, Day 35, La Grange to Navasota, 68 miles | Frackin’ Trucks!”

  1. Hi Deb, this is Paul Matheis from SVDP. I’m really enjoying reading your daily blogs. Thanks for taking the time to post them every day! We miss you on Thursday nights at the Pantry. Are you and Tom accepting contributions to support any cause or organization on this trip?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Paul! So great to hear from you. I’ll be back on Thursday nights before you know it and I’ve had plenty of opportunities to practice my Spanish. 😉

      We are not riding for donations this trip but keeping all of our special not for profits in our prayers – and especially SVDP.

      Please say hello to all my Thursday night buddies at SVDP and give Bill Richardson and Gary a big hello!


    1. Oh that’s so cool! When you get back I’d love to hear about your itinerary from your first to last day. It sounds incredible! Looks amazing too!


    1. Thank you Kathleen! I just made a Spotify play list of all the songs so far that I’ve used. It’s on the blog site. Thanks for the follow. 😍


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: