Today’s distance / ???????: 52 miles / 83km
Average speed / ????: 8.4mph / 13.6km/h
Time on skateboard / ????: 6h 08m
Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 2705mi (plus 266mi) / 4354km (plus 430km)
Ascent / ??: 190m
Descent / ??: 170m
End-of-day GPS coordinates: N126.96.36.199, W099.54.14.3
I got away from the church just as the builders were arriving for work at 7:30am. Ate breakfast outside HEB – the big supermarket chain here in Texas. As usual, I had peanut butter, honey, and banana tortilla wraps. Great way to start the day.
I had a great smooth road and tailwind out of Hondo. Just as forecast.
By the way, to get these jumping shots, I set the camera up to take 10 consecutive shots automatically on a timer. I then run to a predetermined spot and jump like crazy. Yes, I did get some strange looks from passing cars.
As forecast also, the road surface decreased in quality into Uvlade County. Made up for in no small way by the amazing clouds.
The roads improved 15 miles later from the small town of Knippa, and I arrived in the bustling metropolis of Uvalde at 4pm.
At the local WalMart I stocked up on food and water. For the next 40 miles, there is nothing. Nada. I figured I would be able to make it to Bracketville by lunchtime tomorrow at the very latest a my current rate.
About 5 miles out of Uvalde I met John, Wade, Henry and Tom gallivanting on Wade’s new trail bike. You’ll see some of Wade’s skills on the bike in the next video update coming soon.
I set up camp next to Nueces River, and enjoyed the peace and tranquility.