So, finally I completed my route to the TX Motor Speedway and beyond, a total of 60 or so miles.I did not think my properly mapped-on-Google route would throw any major curve balls.
But, I ended up on a road called Litsey road which kinda sorta dead-ended with an abandoned bridge that'd been barricaded.
I managed to cross that bridge, by foot, however.
Other really bad (unpaved, very uneven, very bumpy) roads were Mulkey Ln, Cleveland Gibbs Rd/County Rd-338.
I want to rethink FM-1171. Virtually no shoulder on this stretch. Also, I think I came across the worst ones of the day on FM-1171. This stretch also contained a bunch or rolling hills and some serious climbs (for me).
I rode through the following cities today: Irving, Coppell, South Lake, Roanoke, Fort Worth (outskirts perhaps?), Justin, North Lake, Flower Mound, Grapevine.
I saw more cattle today than I have seen anywhere else, since I left India.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Versa shorts did a decent job of keeping me comfortable.
The Brooks B-135 saddle was super comfortable.
The Co-Motion Americano felt great on unpaved roads as well.
The Vittoria Vittoria Randonneur Pro 700x35 tires held up pretty well.