Mike Rutherford: The home stretch
March 11, 2022

By Mike Rutherford

After a build day in Sulfur, Louisiana we began our journey to leave LA and head into the final state of Texas. As has become common on this journey, the weather was looking to be unpredictable with rain, thunderstorms, and gale force winds in the plan for the day.

25 miles took us to the LA-TX  border and multiple groups stopped to get pictures and celebrate the final state of riding. The roads improved in Texas with wider shoulders and better road surfaces. After a brief jaunt on I-10 to cross the Neches River we rolled through Beaumont and started to turn south.

With a stiff tailwind our riding speeds increased significantly as we were pushed along towards our target of Winnie, TX. We rode through a couple of brief showers on the way to Winnie but most of the heavy rain stayed away from the group.

Tonight, we are at Cornerstone Church who is providing dinner and have opened their sanctuary to our group. Tomorrow’s weather forecast looks dry, but the gale force winds continue to push south. Adventure definitely awaits us on our final riding day.

“When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.” Ecclesiastes 1:6 ESV

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