Texas Hill Country cycling reaching for the goal of a bike ride in each state in America.
Alice is an inspiring cyclist in her 70s with the goal of a bike ride in each of the 50 states in America. She communicated well what she needed to accomplish this goal and so, TXBT could be a good partner with her actualizing her vision of success. Randy is a golfer rather than a cyclist and wanted to come along for the ride. Therefore, TXBT selected an e-bike for him to ride alongside with Alice for whom we selected a bike customized to her preferences.
Alice wanted to experience the Texas Hill Country without super steep hill climbs. The perfect area is the edge of the hill country west of Austin. A route was created for 40+ miles cycling through small towns on private ranch roads and country neighborhoods, some mileage on country roads with traffic and finally cycling alongside a river. A real taste of Texas landscapes with small town charm.
The TXBT SAG wagon provided custom nutrition and hydration supplies as well as transportation for Randy. As a result, TXBT was ready when he wanted to arrive early at the lunch sport. TXBT did check-ins with Alice as she cycled. Therefore, we ensured she had a safe ride, feeling good and happy about achieving this goal.
The lunch was a celebratory moment with Texas being the 11th of the 50 states. Only 39 more to go! I know she will accomplish the full goal of 50 states. She is courageous, tenacious and healthy.
In a nutshell, what Deaton Bednar offers with her TXBT is more than a bike tour, it’s an experience, and a custom one at that. I’m a 5ft tall, 70+ yr old lady, with a goal to bike ride in each of the 50 States, Texas being #11. Fortunately, I picked Austin for the Texas leg of my journey because that decision got me connected with Deaton who put together a most amazing 40-mile through the hill country from Dripping Springs to Wimberly.
From my very first email exchange with Deaton, I knew that she was the right person to put together a ride meeting all of my needs: a bike rental, a safe route, and SAG support. In fact, Deaton drove the support van and stocked it with snacks of my choice. She even took photos and video clips of me pedaling along the country roads and Drop-boxed them to me. Because of my age, safety was my utmost concern and Deaton made that her priority as well, going so far as to swap out bikes at the last minute due to my concern regarding drop handlebars vs flat bars with which I was more familiar.
My husband joined me for part of the ride on an e-bike that Deaton also arranged. Nothing was a bother for her. She even drove him to the endpoint restaurant so that he could relax while waiting for me to complete my journey.
The three of us concluded the experience with lunch in Wimberley at the Leaning Pear which I also highly recommend. Bottom line, Deaton set a high bar for expectations for me with the rest of my States’ rides. Finally, Deaton became more than a tour guide…I now count her as a friend.