Up at 6:00 AM and riding at 7:00 AM.  We were determined to beat the heat.  The morning was cool and we were riding east from Del Rio to Eagle Pass.  A 60 mile ride right along the border.  Little traffic but several Border Patrol trucks parked on knolls along the way.  Maybe keeping a lookout for me and Ricardo.  

By 11:00 AM we were stopped at a Love's Truck Stop in Encinal watching the thermometer's steady rise to 100.  It seems impossible that less than a month ago we were riding in cold rain in British Columbia.

The past six weeks, almost 11,500 miles through Canada and the United States.  Through states and provinces too numerous to count.  Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah......and of course Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon.  And both new and old friends.  That is the best thing about adventure riding--the friends we make.  And Ricardo!  I simply could not do this type of riding without his company and assistance.  

Mid afternoon and we pulled into Riviera Beach, back home beginning to plan our next adventure.  But tomorrow will be spent cleaning the bikes and performing some much needed maintenance.  First I think I should hop on the "Goose" and take a short ride.  After all the Goose remains Number One among my rides.

Cuba...Cuba...I really would like to ride Cuba.  This will give Ricardo and me something to discuss the next couple of days.