Liberty Hill, Texas
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Close to starting time, we began to line up. The announcer stated that over 900 riders had registered and they expected the final count to be a record 1,000 riders.
But, they made you work for it. To get to the rest stop, one must climb a long steep hill that my Garmin said was 11%, but it is notorious for understating a grade upon download. Regardless, it was a toughie and one did not feel guilty pigging out.
Full stomachs, Brian and Christine press on. Wilbur and I lagged back a bit.
We passed by Oatmeal, Texas. Once a thriving community, it is now relegated to having a population once a year when the Oatmeal Festival is held on Labor Day.
This Longhorn was not sure about his visitor. But I could not pass up the opportunity to capture him by the old disc machine designed to be pulled by mule, horse, or such.
So look for the 2014 promo. The weather will be nice, no wind, the route redrawn so it will be all downhill, and the friendly rest stop ladies stay up all Friday night cooking those delicious cookies.