Interesting first day. I started in La Grange, TX at 9:00 am. I was making great progress at 12mph or more until I got to the Buescher State Park. Nothing but problems after that. Hills, hills, and more hills. I actually had to get off my trike and push everything up hill at least 10 times. Very steep. The bigger problem was the downhills. I had issues with my trailer wheels. Very wobbly. Almost flipped twice. Very scary. Not looking forward to the next several days. One of my roads was closed down and I had to take a detour. What a hidden blessing that was. Ended up finding American Legion Post 533 in Bastrop, TX. They gave me a free dinner, had a safe yard for me to camp, and gave me a ride to a bike shop in Austin the next morning. Getting some good rest tonight. Going to get my trike and trailer fixed up tomorrow. Trying to stay positive. 40 miles down. Better things to come.