I left the motel at about 8:30 am. I went 4 miles (downhill) to Walmart to look for an SD card reader. It took a while to find one, but it was in the photo section for $10.
I made the decision to follow Highway 16 all the way to Fredericksburg, rather than the Adventure Cycling Map.
Easy riding day, due to overcast skies, tailwind, and short distance. I reached Fredericksburg at noon.
As I walked my bike down the main street, I noticed a restaurant called Pasta Bella on a side street. A man came out and offered me bread. I was going in for lunch anyway, so declined. Shaun said I could wheel my bike right into the restaurant. He was the owner, and said that they had bikes inside often. I knew it was a good place as soon as I walked in, because it was packed with a lot of locals my age.
The skies cleared after lunch, and it got hot. I was glad that I hadn’t tried to go the additional 45 miles to Johnson City.
Tomorrow’s goal, Johnson City. I think I’ll skip the ACA map again, and just take Hwy 290.