Dolly's Bike Blog

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2015 Atlantic Coast

2015 Intro

  • March 12, 2015
    Don and I “escaped” Indianapolis on Saturday, February 28th, just before 7-8 inches of snow fell. We spent a delightful night in Atlanta, GA with Gary & Lisa Lancaster, always great hosts, and arrived in The Villages, FL, our home for the next month, around 3 pm on Sunday, March 1.  We have rented a ... Continue reading →
  • March 14, 2015
    I am planning another epic bike trip, this time up the East Coast from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Bar Harbor, ME, sponsored by Womantours (the same tour company I used for my Cross Country tour in 2013). Don and I plan to bike from Key Largo to Key West and back to Key Largo, self-contained, ... Continue reading →
  • March 15, 2015
    Don and I decided to join the local bicycling groups from The Villages today, on a ride called the Sumter Surprise. We were joined by John & Madelyn, tandem riders and neighbors from Carmel, IN, who have stayed with us the past 2 nights.  A group of about 50 left Brownwood, the southern square in The ... Continue reading →
  • April 3, 2015
    For two weeks, we enjoyed lots of family, and a bit less cycling.  Many photos below with a quick overview chronology: 3/16:  Took the day off from cycling after 14 consecutive days on a bike, also preparing for arrival  of Parm/Henry and Terry Morse, my brother and his wife. 3/17: Tandem 25.95 miles; Don played golf with ... Continue reading →
  • April 3, 2015
    For 5 weeks Don and I have been renting a 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa in The Villages.  Maybe some of you are wondering about a town named The Villages.  It is located in north central Florida, about one hour north of Orlando and an hour and a half south of Gainesville, just off I-75, ... Continue reading →
  • April 4, 2015
    On Monday, we said goodbye to Sarah, Matt, and Mason, headed back to Alexandria, the last of our Florida guests.  Since then we have ridden the tandem three times (30.39 miles, 28.76 miles and 28.52 miles).  Just to prove to myself that I could, I rode my single for 64.73 miles on Wednesday (4/1) around ... Continue reading →
  • April 7, 2015
    Don and I left The Villages around 10 am on Sunday, after packing up our villa.  We did leave a number of bags and boxes at Ray and Linda’s home, including cold weather clothing we won’t be needing for the next weeks. Don will retrieve those after he drops me off in Fort Lauderdale and ... Continue reading →
  • April 10, 2015
    On Wednesday, we drove south toward Naples, stopping first in Estero at the Apple Store to get a new battery for my iPhone.  Don wanted to take a swim in the Gulf, so we found a public beach along Gulf Shore Drive and into the blue waters he went. We called P.E. and Fran MacAllister from ... Continue reading →
  • April 11, 2015
    We were up early this morning, headed to Shark Valley to ride the tandem in the Everglades.  As expected, we saw plenty of alligators, most relaxing in the water or mud, but also lots of birds.  The following pictures don’t need much description. Ian and Cheryl recommended we eat at Alabama Jack’s near the card Sound ... Continue reading →
  • April 15, 2015
    Don and I spent Saturday night in Florida City, organizing to begin our self-supported ride south.  We each packed a pannier plus some front packs.  Our ride to Key Largo on Sunday was only 35 miles, but we wanted to get an early start to avoid some of the traffic.  The Card Sound bridge looks ... Continue reading →
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