We packed our mountain bikes onto the truck on New Year’s Eve Day and took off for a year-end adventure, but then the rain started and the temperature dropped, so we agreed to meander through the countryside by pickup. We went all over the countryside east of Austin, not finding the right cycling opportunity, but we did find:
Beautiful small towns
By the time we got home, the sun was out and the temperature rose 20 degrees. So we listened to the birds and enjoyed the fresh air in our driveway, content to read a good adventure book. Not a bad way to end the year.
Oh, and the book? It is a good read about a young adventurer traveling around the world by bicycle. The author, Alastair Humphreys, sells books from his own United Kingdom-based website, but they’re also available via Alibri and Amazon.