When I was planning a birthday surprise for Brian, I wasn’t sure where to start to find the right routes and make sure we had the right gear. Thankfully I found Deaton and Texas Bike Tours. I explained to her what kind of routes we wanted, how long we wanted to ride, and how comfortable we were with traffic levels (not very). Deaton took it all in and meticulously planned for us some awesome routes that checked all the boxes.
I can’t overstate how much she listened to what we wanted and the lengths she went to to help me make it a complete surprise to Brian – even going to our house to secretly pick our bikes and gear up and drive them to Fredericksburg(!). The look on Brian’s face when we pulled up to the bike store and OUR bikes were waiting there was priceless.
In hindsight, it’s relatively straightforward to look at google maps and find your own way. But the real treat for us was having Deaton follow along our route in the “SAG wagon” (SAG stands for support and gear) to assist us if we got a flat tire, got lost, got bitten by a rattlesnake, or just fell over and scraped a knee.
It was comforting to know that we had a little biking guardian angel just around the bend. While we didn’t end up needing her under emergency circumstances, we did jump in the car with our bikes for the last several miles to avoid a short ride along highway 290. It’s rural out there but cars still drive highway speeds, even (especially?) in the middle of nowhere.
If you want a really special ride experience, do not hesitate to reach out to Deaton and Texas Bike Tours!