Day 47 – Tempted by those Mississippi Donuts (December 18, 2020)

Night 47- Clermont Harbor, MS So, one thing that comes up once in a while is drinking. Because of the bug that’s going around, we don’t tend to go out and socialize. But on occasion our hosts offer us some drinks. Well, I’ve probably had a drink a week at this point and my toleranceContinue reading “Day 47 – Tempted by those Mississippi Donuts (December 18, 2020)”

Day 46 – Old Friends in Mississippi (December 17, 2020)

Night 46- Ocean Springs, Mississippi New roadkill record- A garbage bag (torn open) of large fish. It was a day for sure. When I got up I had to repack my whole bike because maintenance didn’t end till about 9:30 the night before. No coffee in the room? Hmm, I’ll make do. Not a hugeContinue reading “Day 46 – Old Friends in Mississippi (December 17, 2020)”

Day 45 – Sweet Home Alabama (December 16, 2020)

Night 45- Mobile, AL Remember all those “bad” weather conditions we didn’t have yesterday? Yeah, they all happened at the same time today. And I woke up to a flat. And a broken rack. It was a day. So, we got a hotel last night for two reasons. Downtown Pensacola is no place to camp.Continue reading “Day 45 – Sweet Home Alabama (December 16, 2020)”

Day 44 – Tailwinds and Flat Tires in Pensacola (December 15, 2020)

Night 44- Pensacola, FL We’ve had headwinds, cross winds, no wind, rain and cold for the last few weeks. This day we had tail winds. What a great day. Waking up in a room full of pink, we were given guest rooms at a our friend’s parents house. I had gotten the room that isContinue reading “Day 44 – Tailwinds and Flat Tires in Pensacola (December 15, 2020)”

Day 42 – A Drizzly Day in Central Time (December 13, 2020)

Night 42- Bonifay, FL Rain is definitely our greatest motivator and greatest excuse. Because it rained and we changed plans. Our morning at Gene’s was pretty relaxed. I got up to write and agreed to start the coffee and put in the breakfast casserole. Now, Gene’s house had seen better days because of the hurricanes,Continue reading “Day 42 – A Drizzly Day in Central Time (December 13, 2020)”

Day 41 – Stephanie’s Broken Spoke and The Tale of the Missing Taco Truck (December 12, 2020)

Night 41- Chattahoochee, FL When you cross into a new time zone, do you gain time or lose daylight? We have gone south enough that sunset is now 5:30. At one point it was 5. Now tomorrow it will be at 4:30? What is this, double daylight savings time?? Up early again, this time withContinue reading “Day 41 – Stephanie’s Broken Spoke and The Tale of the Missing Taco Truck (December 12, 2020)”

Day 39 – Spaghetti and Stories (December 10, 2020)

Night 39- Tallahassee, FL Plans change constantly. You have to go into this kind of thing expecting it and welcoming it. Fortunately this time everything worked out just fine. It still came with changes though. So we crawl out of the brush around 530-600. Not the best sleeping spot we’ve snuck into, but it workedContinue reading “Day 39 – Spaghetti and Stories (December 10, 2020)”

Day 38 – A Morning of Frost for a Day of Riding (December 9, 2020)

Night 38- Madison, FL I’m pretty grumpy today. We have a rest day planned for tomorrow and yesterday just had to be the opposite of that. So please forgive me if my writing suffers. We did just crawl out of a mess of brush and vines at 6:00am. We woke up to frost in Florida.Continue reading “Day 38 – A Morning of Frost for a Day of Riding (December 9, 2020)”

Day 37 – Life on the Panhandle (December 8, 2020)

Night 37- Lake City, FL I feel like I’ve been warned about crossing the panhandle and how the wind is only matched by the consistency of very average sights. Wake up late? Pretty sure I’m not sick, but I did have an incredible amount of food in me and not an equal amount of output.Continue reading “Day 37 – Life on the Panhandle (December 8, 2020)”

Day 36 – Trees as Far as the Eyes Can Sees (December 7, 2020)

Night 36- Gainesville, FL I’ll admit, today was pretty straightforward. Eddie had told us how boring this stretch could be. It was just riding. We got up and took off. Russell’s friend hung out and sent us off, but the morning was chill. I guess it was a normal day? Nothing insane, no show stoppers,Continue reading “Day 36 – Trees as Far as the Eyes Can Sees (December 7, 2020)”