Had a great west wind pushing me all day. Spent 30-40 minutes talking to bike shops while riding in Ft. Worth and Dallas looking for a 36 tooth chain ring. Have plenty of room to go higher/faster. Was averaging 17mph for the first 4 hrs.
Found a shop on the 3rd attempt that was able to locate a 36 tooth ring in Pennsylvania and willing to order it today (Saturday) to arrive on the 15th while we’re still in Dallas. They are the same shop I visited in February of last year before heading to California and TOT 4.0. Interesting.
From the ride today.
Then google maps on the cycle setting lead me into some very undeveloped back roads and things got real