Burton, TX to La Grange, TX. 29 miles, 1,413 miles total. Not too bad, considering that I didn't leave Burton until almost 4:00 pm! The rain finally stopped, and it started to dry out a little, but the wind was still blowing stong and it was now cold, maybe even 45 to 50 degrees. I wanted to make some progress towards San Antonio, and ended up riding until almost 9:45 pm, making it to a Best Western Inn in La Grange. I don't mind riding at night, since I have great flashing tail lights and two white lights in front: one that flashes and a head lamp that I keep on solid so I can see the roadway.
Riding at night, in some ways, might be safer than riding in the daylight. For one thing, there's a lot less traffic. Another great factor is that driver's both coming from behind and coming in the opposite direction can see me from a long ways away. The down side is that if there is going to be a drunk driver, I'd guess there's a high percentage of them that drive after dark. All in all, If felt very safe, but also very cold, riding last night. I was glad to make up the lost mileage due to the rain, though.