This past weekend, I headed up to Austin to knock off my first 200k ACP brevet of the year. I didn’t know what to expect, but their website said, “Rolling Hills.” Even driving into where the ride started, I could tell I was going to be in some trouble. Combine that with the rain, I was highly tempted to pack it up. But, I had already spent $25 for a hostel stay the previous night, and there was no way I was going to spend that kind of money (and time) for nothing. Besides, after attempting to sleep through all the hostel kiddos coming home at 2:30 am, I felt like I had earned it!
Independent of the rain and the hills I was not properly prepared for, the scenery was spectacular. It even included a nice water crossing a few miles east of pedernales state park. Pictures of this spectacular scenery you ask?! Excellent question. Well, when I was packing, I was looking for our camera. But, after a few minutes I realized it was nowhere to be found in our house, but rather it was with Dayna in her purse. When she finally got home, I said my goodbyes and rushed out the door to head to Austin, not remembering to ask her for our camera. Nonetheless, maybe I can finally score a Canon G12 like I have always wanted…
Anyways, here is a map of the route in Austin. The guys in Austin were a great group. It was an excellent and humbling route that is good for me. Not to mention I got to hear an excellent dissertation about the French and their crepes. PBP is so close, you can smell it. And I wallow in the talk of Paris…like a pig in mud.
One ACP 200k down…a 300k, 400k and 600k left.