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May 2: Palatka to St. Augustine, FL

It only seems appropriate for rain on our final day. Actually, when we started at 6:30 am, it was barely a drizzle. Don and Ray were riding about 10 miles out on our route, Linda would ride the 40 miles to the St. John’s Fire Station.

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We passed potato fields, so I identified by Linda, as Hastings is the Potato Capital of Florida.

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Also, very healthy corn.

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The faster groups left more than 20 minutes after us, but caught up at the sag stop at Racy Point, a great place for lots of photos, with the St. John’s River in the background.

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Our marshaling point was the St. John’s County Fire Station. There we would meet up with our police escort, but also a great location for more photos.

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We cycled into St. Augustine.

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Don took the camera and took these photos of our parade at the Lion’s Bridge.

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The police cars escorted us to Anastasia State Park and the Atlantic Ocean.

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My computer showed raindrops and 3,192 miles.

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Ray and Linda were there at the beach as well, with champagne to celebrate.

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Donna and I showed off our new Southern Tier jerseys.

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45 miles today; 12.1 mph average.

10 Comments

  1. What a bitter sweet post. Love your southern tier jersey. I think you need to continue your blog when ever you and don go on rides. Gonna miss the 59th and on, blog reads.

  2. Congratulations Dolly on an awesome accomplishment.
    Don, Chris, and Holly Kirk

  3. Congratulations Dolly. We are proud of you and happy for your accomplishment.
    Jerry and Donna

  4. Like our good friend Jacque (above) I hope you continue your adventurious/adventursome (sp) blogs sent to all of us who are too lazy to accomplish such a feat. You make me happy. My interpretation of the rain is the tears of happiness for your drive to finish (without assistance from a 4 wheeled vehicle) and the tears of those of us who will miss your blogs.
    Merideth

  5. Congratulation!!

  6. Congratulations!!! What an incredible feat and accomplishment! You are a model for the rest of us. Now enjoy this time with your husband.

  7. Congratulations, Dolly!!! What an amazing achievement!!
    Nany

  8. Soooooo happy for you! AND soooooo inspired by you!

  9. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME DOLLY!!!! A million congrats!!!

  10. Congratulations!

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