Day 39: Sheffield (Andy and Mary Beth) to Fort Stockton

Posted: April 20, 2014 in America: Miami to San Francisco

Thank you Andy,  Mary – Beth and all six daughters whos names all start with an S… Confusing much!? I would of liked to stay an extra day but with the strong tail winds (15 – 20 mph) on offer I must press on to Fort Stockton – 72 miles down the road

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Current speed is 16 mph after 10 miles… Get on!

Heading into buffalo country, wide open spaces and that’s about all. Progress so far has been a coast, 2 hours 30 miles.

I’m in oil country:

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36 miles I come across the FIRST sign of life since leaving, a petrol station in Bakersfield where I stop for much needed calorie intake.

Free lunch thanks to Chevron!

Wind now cutting across me, speed down but wide open spaces breath taking.

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Sun came out and temperature was hitting 78 degrees as I pulled into Fort Stockton. Great days ride at a tidy pace.

Sky has turned black, massive thunder storm and lightening, town centre is flooded. It seems like I bought rain with me, after not a drop for 9 months.

Expenditure $5.09

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