Sunday, April 26, 2015


We have arrived in St Augustine, Florida, and met with the other riders. Bikes are getting repaired and prepared for the big start tomorrow. Today we switched motels in order to be closer to our start location. We packed all the gear into the car, and us cyclists rode into St. Augustine.

We happened to meet another cross country rider while crossing the Bridge of Lions. Stephen was from England and had just finished riding the southern tier.  Lunch was at a little restaurant in downtown St. Augustine. Afterwords, Ace, Jo and I toured the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th century fort with drawbridges. Roger took the car to be serviced and May was off to see about accommodations. Weather is warm and humid but tolerable. Tomorrow is the big day!

Roger, our ride leader has a journal at Crazy Guy on a Bike. He does an outstanding job of journaling rides and has some wonderful pictures to share.

A few pics from today:

St Augustine Inlet

Castillo de San Marcos

Historical reinactment

Detail work on one of the cannons

Intricate doorway


RichardM said...

How exciting! I'm looking forward to the ride reports. Daily, right? ;-)

SonjaM said...

Awesome. I hope you find the time to blog from the road... daily ;-)

Trobairitz said...

Hard to believe you're in Florida already. Have a fabulous ride home.

Bluekat said...

Thanks Richard and Sonja. That is the plan, but I have never blogged while on the road. I've always done it after. We'll see if I can keep it up. :)

Bluekat said...

Thanks Brandy