Trip Log – Day 218 – Comstock, TX to Del Rio, TX

To Del RioFebruary 1, 2016 – Sunny, 80 degrees

Miles Today: 34

Miles to Date: 11,214

States to Date: 28

 IMG_5782A short ride but plenty of exercise, as the wind was in my face the entire route. Ten miles outside of Del Rio, The Amistad Reservoir spreads out across the US and Mexico. The U.S. and Mexico dammed the Rio Grande to control floods in Del Rio and its larger neighbor, Ciudad Acuna. Flood gauges still line local streets, despite no floods since the dam opened in 1969.

imagesI stopped at H-E-B for lunch and supplies. JC and Israel, two of the guys serving up roasted chicken with rice and beans, fried onions, jalapenos, and fresh tortillas, topped off my order with proclamations of our world vis-a-vis the predictions of The Book of Revelation. Then they gave me my meal for free.

Del Rio is a town of big commercial strips. Main Street is not a commercial center. Rather it’s a residential boulevard with gorgeous examples turn-of-last-century residential architecture.

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My couchsurfing host Kevin requested I arrive early since he had to teach a Monday evening class. He invited another long distance cycle friend for an early supper with his family, which left lots of time for playing cards and more talk when Kevin returned.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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