Today’s distance / ???????: 47 miles / 75.7km
Average speed / ????: 7.5mph / 12.1km/h
Time on skateboard / ????: 6h 16m
Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 2193mi (plus 266mi) / 3530km (plus 430km)
Ascent / ??: n/a
Descent / ??: n/a
End-of-day GPS coordinates: N18.104.22.168, W093.54.05.9
Feeling fairly good today after a restful day out of the rain yesterday. It was dry and sunny all day, with smooth roads for a change all the way along US Highway 190 in Louisiana, right up to the Texas border. I was elated at hitting some good hills at last, with gentle ups and downs towards Maryville in Louisiana.
For the first time in the US so far, I met some more long distance human powered travelers. I met Stephane and Sheri Marchiori at the Louisiana-Texas border. They have been cycling around the world for the last four years.
We exchanged notes on gear selection, road information. They were well kitted out, and apparently living very well on the road.
I arrived in Kirbyville after dark, after struggling on rough chipsealed roads. Highway US96 seems to be a smooth superhighway, so was a welcome change. I set up camp between small pines in a field.