Archive | December 22, 2008

Brutal (Langtry, Texas, USA)

bru·tal (adjective) [broot’l) harsh and severe head·wind (noun) [hed wind] a wind blowing against the direction of travel “I can’t do it, Mom,” Davy murmured.  “There’s no way I can make it 16 more kilometers.” Davy stood straddling his bike and rested his head on the handlebars as he tried to catch his breath and [...]

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John’s Journal December 22

“The winds always blow out of the east after a front comes through,” Charles explained.  “Then they gradually revert back to the prevailing direction which is from the west.”  He should know since he’s lived in these parts for over 60 years. Charles’ son Greg, and his daughter-in-law Marthalynn, invited us to camp on their [...]

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Daryl’s Journal December 22

Today in the morning we had three flat tires.  We got really tired of flats.  Finally we left.  Then there was a headwind.  We could have made it 30 miles to Langtry, but no farther.  In was hard.  All in all, we ended up 2 km (1.242 miles) out of town.

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