Day 35 – Chapter 2: The Southern Tier (December 6, 2020)

Night 35- Asbury Lake, FL We head west. The cold is one thing that will make me hit the snooze button or to convince myself to try to sleep longer. The only other thing is a real bed. Pair that with staying up late to work on my brakes and I was slow to getContinue reading “Day 35 – Chapter 2: The Southern Tier (December 6, 2020)”

Day 34 – First State to the Right and Straight on Till California (December 5, 2020)

Night 34- Saint Augustine, FL This is a big one folks. If you have been following along, today was the end of 17, our path south, and the Atlantic Coast Greenway. Tomorrow we will pass through downtown and turn right towards California. With that in mind, today was a story for sure. Most of itContinue reading “Day 34 – First State to the Right and Straight on Till California (December 5, 2020)”

Day 33 – Welcome to Florida, the Tail of the Atlantic Coast Adventure (December 4, 2020)

Night 33- Jacksonville, Florida We hopped on route 17 in Jacksonville, NC and followed it on and off till Jacksonville, FL. So we rolled out of the woods pretty early. Russell had gotten a few cuts on his leg so after a quick brush and washing out some wounds, we waited for the sun toContinue reading “Day 33 – Welcome to Florida, the Tail of the Atlantic Coast Adventure (December 4, 2020)”

Day 32 – Lunchtime Visitors and Stealth Camping (December 3, 2020)

Night 32- Kingsland, Georgia Stealth camping, or discrete homelessness, can be a lot of fun. It can also be a pain in the butt when you didn’t sleep well and now you are up at 5:30 am tearing down your stuff as soon as your eyes open. It can be fun though. Roll it backContinue reading “Day 32 – Lunchtime Visitors and Stealth Camping (December 3, 2020)”

Day 31 – Just a Day in the Life of a Cyclotourist (December 2, 2020)

Night 31- Ridgeville, Georgia Last night we stayed with a host as their first cyclotourist, who wanted to learn how to tour. Tonight we are staying with seasoned hosts/veteran cyclist. In addition, we are sharing this spot with another rider, “Matt the Hat”, who is coming from San Diego and is heading to NJ. MoreContinue reading “Day 31 – Just a Day in the Life of a Cyclotourist (December 2, 2020)”

Day 30 – A Chilly Welcome to the Peach State (December 1, 2020)

Night 30- Savannah, GA Cold? You don’t know cold. I barely do and today was just chilly enough to be considered “cold”. I may have mentioned before that our plans are always subject to change. Loosely planning 3 days ahead is the best you can do. You can have a path carved out and thenContinue reading “Day 30 – A Chilly Welcome to the Peach State (December 1, 2020)”

Day 29 – The Windy Ride to Whippoorwill (November 30, 2020)

Night 29- Tillman, SC We had a 60 mile day ahead of us to reach Clyo, Georgia. If it wasn’t clear, we didn’t make it that far. The wind that ushered in this mornings cold had stopped us from going anywhere too quickly. Last night we had gotten a cheap motel room to avoid theContinue reading “Day 29 – The Windy Ride to Whippoorwill (November 30, 2020)”

Day 28 – Sideways Rain in Water- I mean, Walterboro (November 29, 2020)

Night 28- Walterboro, SC Today’s ride was fairly uneventful and lacking in pictures…. We are going to blame it on the rain. The sideways rain. Going back first, after a nice evening with old friends, I decided to make breakfast in the morning. I expected to wake up a few times or to see oneContinue reading “Day 28 – Sideways Rain in Water- I mean, Walterboro (November 29, 2020)”

Day 27 – The Long, Long Road to Charleston (November 28, 2020)

Night 27- Summerville, SC Ever wake up, pack up a tent/bike and hike out of the woods in complete silence with only red-light headlamps on? It’s pretty fun. But the poor night’s sleep, lack of breakfast, light rain, and nearly 70 miles along a tight roadway is not so fun. This morning had to startContinue reading “Day 27 – The Long, Long Road to Charleston (November 28, 2020)”

Day 26 – Home is Where Your Bikes Are (November 27, 2020)

Night 26- Georgetown, SC This one might have to be a bit on the brief side as we will be in a bit of a race as soon as the sun rises. We finally had to duck away somewhere and we have our longest ride to date ahead of us. The day started out great.Continue reading “Day 26 – Home is Where Your Bikes Are (November 27, 2020)”