Rest Stop

An 18-wheeler prepares to turn at the rest stop near the intersection of TX 34 and FM 3427. (photo by Jim Satterwhite)
An 18-wheeler prepares to turn at the rest stop near the intersection of TX 34 and FM 3427. (photo by Jim Satterwhite)

The American Red Cross manned the last rest station before Greenville at the intersection of Texas Highway 34 and Farm to Market Road 3427 about seven miles north of Greenville. The tables under the tent were stocked with bottled water, cut up fruit, grapes and other goodies to restore energy to tired cyclist.  The necessary porta-potty was present as well.

Cyclist from as far away as San Antonio took part in the 63-mile Cotton Patch Challenge Tour.  Cyclist number 253 turned around and went back to Greenville to start over again in order to get 93-miles under his belt before finishing during mid afternoon.

A volunteer from the Sabine Valley Amateur Radio Club was coordinating emergency communications.  Other ham radio operators were mobile looking for breakdowns and incidents involving traffic and 18-wheeler trucks.

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