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Day 6, April 26: Shreveport to El Dorado

Our early start from Shreveport was beautiful but chilly. We biked about 5 miles into the sun through Bossier City to get breakfast at Yelp-approved greasy spoon. We then took a gorgeous backroad to the town (village? hamlet? wide spot in the road?) of Bellevue, then the road to Cotton Valley, which after not too…

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Day 5, April 25: Rest Day

No alarm and a late breakfast were followed by trying to find a bike shop to get some replacement tubes and other things. After Ubering to a couple of places, we got what we needed, and John went back to the Eldorado for his scheduled massage while I walked over to pick up the business…

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Day 3, April 23: Lufkin to Carthage

Breakfast at La Quinta was light-years beyond the previous day: dual wafflemakers (including a Texas-shaped one), fresh fruit, juice, pastries…much happier. Much sadder when realized John had another flat. Examining his tire, we found a piece of glass that was deeply embedded but hadn’t gone all the way through to the liner, a couple of…

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Day 2, April 22: Shepherd to Lufkin

The Executive Inn and Suites, being the only public accommodations in Shepherd, are certainly not trying very hard to prevent other entrants into the market. There was only one washcloth in our two-bed room, or so we thought: we found the other one – which had apparently been left unwashed for some time, judging by…

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Day 1, April 21: Houston to Shepherd

Joe, being the procrastinator extraordinaire, didn’t start packing until after church. Amazingly, got it done in time, but then on the way to pick up John he discovered he’d forgotten his phone…doh! We were therefore a few minutes late to Discovery Green, but happy to see friends and family there to send us off. Joe’s…

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One Week Out!

What seemed so far away for so long is finally upon us! We’re finishing up prepping our bikes, getting gear ready, and making sure most of the work we have for our respective clients is finished up. If you’re one of Joe’s clients, don’t worry…he’ll have his laptop along for emergencies. We’ll be having a…

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