90 more miles today!
I wrote a few days ago that I was hoping to keep my miles down during this stretch. So far this has not happened; I have been averaging 65 miles a day for the last 10 days. Part of this is that potential lodging places are far apart in these sparsely populated areas, and part of it is that I am getting stronger and riding faster. I just completed consecutive 90-mile days and I feel great. If there is a really good birding spot (St. Mark's, e.g.), then I can fill up the day birding and photographing. However, if there isn't anything particularly exciting to see, I may as well keep moving since I do not know when I am going to be forced into days off.
I am hoping to hit a few decent migration fallouts before I get to Texas. Every migrating species I can find now is one that I won't have to search for while I am in Texas. There might be some decent movement after all these storms, so I want to try to position myself to find some new birds once the weather clears.
As a side note, I was informed by my hosts for the night that I crossed into the central time zone today. I seem to have completely lost track of where I am on the east-west axis of the country. I am much further west than I realized. I guess this is good news since I'm headed west anyway!