The guy with the horns met me at the top of one of the hardest climbs
I've ever done. This is the infamous (to bikers) Texas hill country
and it is tough.
I've met a few bikers coming the other way. It is encouraging to
compare experiences and realize I'm doing pretty well.
Subagh's first law of bike touring is to just take it as it comes. The
second law is to never stop part way up a hill.
Finally the route is substantially above sea level- about 1000 ft.
I'll continue to gain altitude until I reach the thither side of the