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tl;dr: I spent a couple of days in Alpine, Texas. Yawn.

The forty miles into Alpine were mostly a continuation of climb, climb, climb, until I got within a few miles. Alpine itself is in a valley, so down, down, down I went.

Pro Tip: if you plan on coming to this part of the world, spend some time learning how to read a Mexican menu. I pretty much guess every time I sit down at a restaurant. I will eat anything, and so far all of this food has tasted great, but I am starting to grow tired of beans and rice. It just doesn't have the staying power of peanut butter and jelly.

I spent a couple of days in Alpine doing mostly nothing of interest. I stopped by the Bikeman bike shop to just pick up some spare tubes, but John talked me into drilling out my rim to accommodate schrader valve and upgrade to slimed extra-thick tubes. Slimed tubes are the way to go. I found four thorns that were still poking through my tire, tire liner, and slimed tube, but air was still holding. I wasn't real keen on the extra thick tubes, but John assured me that in this part of the country, "if it doesn't bite, sting, or poke, it's a rock."

good morning Texas


cows in front of Kokernot Mesa

that's Alpine in the distance

Welcome to Alpine

somehow that blue bag sat there for twenty miles

everybody was parked here so here is where I ate breakfast

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