Day 7 – Lubbock, TX

Posted: July 28, 2010 in Texas


We spent our extra day in Snyder catching up on the website and resting my shoulder. When we headed out the next morning Jon snapped this picture:

The Travel Inn, our awesomely seedy hotel.

The 44 mile ride into Post was great except for two things: the resurgence of crappy roads and the appearance of some terrible drivers. We had a couple of vehicles (one of them a semi) who gave us barely any room as they flew by. Nothing terrible actually happened to us however, we just got to experience frustration at inconsiderate motorists. When we weren’t dealing with that, though, we got to experience some more of the beautiful Texas countryside.


We arrived in Post, grabbed a quick lunch, and then took off again. About a mile outside of town we hit the caprock, a gradual lift up, up, and up. It leveled off as soon as we hit the top, and stayed that way all the way into Lubbock.
Lubbock has been the best town we have been through so far. We headed into Broadway Bikes as our first stop in town, and it was an excellent decision.
We met an incredibly awesome guy named David who chatted with us in the shop, and told us a bit about Lubbock. He offered us a place to stay for the night, which was completely unexpected and yet just another way for fortune to manifest itself to us. We made plans to grab some drinks at a Mexican restaurant up the street from the shop. While waiting for David to close up for the night I iced my shoulder for a bit
Icing the shoulder, being responsible...
and had a drink.
Our bartender was a great guy and even accommodated my ice pack request. We took a quick pic with him and David when we left the restaurant

and left to go chill with some cool friends of David’s.
We were led to a real bike house, an awesome couple named Justin and Jennifer whose hospitality has been wonderful.

My favorite picture thus far.


And now I bid you all adieu for the night, hope you’ve enjoyed today’s entry.

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Comments
  1. Krystal says:

    Hey guys! Loved the new entry, so awesome to see you guys tackle such a big ride fixed. How are you guys liking your PAC bags? I’m thinking about riding the continental divide fixed, and I’ll definitely need a new bag.

    PS Way to keep on truckin with that collarbone! Twice in seven months? Who needs to heal. 🙂

    • ATSAH says:

      I would recommend a detour to Palo Duro Canyon State Park if possible. I am from Amarillo, if you need anything Tripp at Outdoor Element Sports at 34th and Western can help with equipment. Old Route 66 runs along Interstate 40 and has good frontage roads for riding if you are headed into New Mexico directly or to Vega to take the 385 then 87 Clayton route. Let me know if I can help in any way.

  2. sir jeffri says:

    hey guys…so hardcore.

    me and some friends are following your blog updates daily. i think this might be the first time we’ve seen anyone do a tour on brakeless fixies with only messenger bags, especially with a twice broke collarbone.
    street cred 4 days.
    you guys bike setups look awesome too, so fast and killer looking and also excellent colourway coordination. i like how everything pops.
    i can’t wait to see more pics of your adventures.

    this makes me wanna tour on my sweet fixie too. but the longest ride i’ve been on is 22 miles and really it was a pub crawl so it wasn’t even all at once riding. i think with a little training i could do it though. based on what you two are doing i guess i wouldn’t even really need much stuff. thanks for encouraging me, i’m really thinking about it now.

    keep the rubber side down.

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