It was a “short” 56 miles that we finished with ten miles of tailwind.
It bothered me a lot, but I assessed quickly that the pup and all the other animals nearby were healthy and obviously well fed and also were comfortable with people. The mare had a colt, the goat had a kid and all of them were perfectly happy letting people touch them and interact. Still, no one looking like an owner was anywhere around, and no water or food bowls were nearby. The puppy did have cover from the sun and elements under the RV it was roped to–obviously I had about 40 miles to think about this and I thought about it a lot!!
We saw lots of wild flowers, lots or green and really lovely countryside; albeit some Texan motorists who were not fans of cyclists–we are getting used to that though. Someday they will realize if they have an iota of patience, we all can share the road–especially the 2-lanes we are often on.
We live by this philosophy these days:
The good thing about a tandem is that you are never alone.
The bad thing about a tandem is that you are never alone.