It turned out though to be almost perfect riding conditions. Wind from the SW. We were heading SE. Not bad. And as we crossed into Floyd County both Don and I exclaimed "Thank you Floyd!".
State Highway 70 and its wide shoulder was as smooth as a bowling ball (and flat!).. Texas sure knows how to put down asphalt.
Wildflowers were starting to bloom. I believe these are Indian paint brush flowers
There are bulls everywhere. Here's one in front of a prison
As we rode, we could see interesting cloud cover in the distance
Soon we were under it
We stopped briefly in Floydata to get food and picnicked around mile 40.
Before we knew it were in Matador
Seeing this we didn't expect much, however once we hit Main Street we were in for a pleasant surprise
Our Hotel is actually a B&B
My room is huge! It used to be a barbershop so one whole wall is mirrors.
Nice hooks to run my laundry line... ..
(and yes, I did enjoy the whirlpool before I did laundry!)
Even more, I had a hot shower with 4 pulsating shower heads. Boy did I feel pampered!
...but this is the calm before the storm. Tornado threats exist for tonight with golf ball sized hail. And tomorrow's ride is a 120 miler....