Day 29


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October 23rd 2019
Published: October 24th 2019
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DAY 29 Llano to Houston. (final day on the bikes)

Heading out of Llano we were on a route we had plotted some months ago to avoid major cities the likes of Austin. Riding through cropping countryside we could see that the cotton had been harvested & most of the fields were bare of crops & perhaps being prepared for replanting.

We noticed this part of Texas is quite different from further west we had ridden through previously. As we traveled east it became greener and looked more affluent. We rode through the very pretty city of Georgetown among trees, parks and nicely presented well kept buildings.

After Georgetown our route took us through the rural heartland on mainly sealed narrow roads among cropping farms. This was an interesting look at back country rural Texas & it appeared
as though most farmers were doing well judging by the houses, farm sheds & equipment. In one area we we were riding among huge bales of cotton which is probably awaiting shipping to mills. The soil in this area looks rich & where it had been tilled you could see it was almost black.

Riding through the small town of Lexington we stopped at a local diner for lunch. A local chatted to us & asked what we were doing & then explained he was the editor of the local paper, the Lexington Standard. He later came outside as we were preparing to leave, took photos & interviewed us for a piece in their paper. World famous in Lexington!

More country lanes followed before freeway for the last 100kms into the middle of Houston to our booked accommodation. Riding into this huge city could have been a navigational nightmare however Keith had the route sorted & using the GPS led us efficiently to the door of our upmarket hotel. Four dusty, dirty motorcyclists arriving didn’t seem to faze them.

Washing our gear & bikes before taking them to Tejas Motorsports tomorrow is our planned final task for the next little while. After that we are free to explore Houston until we fly out Saturday night.

Another trip completed successfully with no major incidents, no punctures or mechanical problems and a total of around 5000 miles or 8500kms.

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Tot: 1.761s; Tpl: 0.043s; cc: 14; qc: 76; dbt: 0.043s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.6mb