Ron, Ricardo and I saddled up and departed the Bay this morning at 9:00 AM.  Seventy degrees Fahrenheit, it was cool but clear and perfect for riding.  Our ride took us thru Benavides, Freer, Encinal, Carrizo Springs.....all south Texas oil field towns.  By lunch the temperature was in the low nineties,  gettin a bit hot.  2:00 PM, and we were in the great border town of Eagle Pass.   Hot?  Only 97 degrees!I. And an hour later, 99.6 degrees F.

Then we were off to Del Rio, the unique border town that is home to Presa Amistad.  A city I love and visit several times a year.  Arriving at 4:00 PM, We are checked into the LaQuinta and Ricardo is out in the pool enjoying a refreshing dip.  And Ron is taking a short nap, building up his energy for dinner.  Barbecued ribs, of course.  This is a dinner Ricardo and I have enjoyed at least once or twice a year for the last nine years.

The bikes ran great, Ron was in fine form, never missing a beat.  Ricardo led and I struggled to bring up the rear.  Tomorrow we are off to El Paso, about 760 kilometer ride.  And will it be hot?  Well, we are in West Texas.