Dolly's Bike Blog

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2015 Atlantic Coast

2015 Intro

  • April 16, 2015
    This is a continuation of the post from yesterday.  We started Tuesday quite early, hoping to beat the traffic on the 7 Mile Bridge.  Going south, we frequently had the wind at our backs. Across the bridge we were riding on a wide shoulder, with lots of road debris.  The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail stretches ... Continue reading →
  • April 16, 2015
    No biking today, just wandering in Key West.  Our first stop was at the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. The photos tell the story. Lots of walking…. When others opted for a rest, I headed out to go to Dog Beach, so labeled on one of our maps.  When we started CCST13, it was from Dog Beach in ... Continue reading →
  • April 17, 2015
    We rolled out of our Key West hotel before dawn on Thursday, confident there would not be a line at the Southernmost Point. We touched the tandem back tire to the monument to signify my start from the most southern point in the U.S.  The joke was that the tandem rear tire will “kiss” my ... Continue reading →
  • April 20, 2015
    Don and I rode the tandem from Key Largo to Florida City on Saturday, to retrieve our car.  With help from the staff at the Travelodge in Florida City/Homestead, I was able to get started on my route into Miami, using the Adventure Cycling map.  After 30 miles or so, I had a flat on ... Continue reading →
  • April 22, 2015
    The weather forecast was not good and the clouds were a bit ominous, but, of course, that doesn’t stop a group of determined women cyclists.  Emily prepared breakfast in the hotel parking lot, we didn’t get wet eating, and at 8 am we gathered for send-off photos. It is indeed a feat to get 34 women ... Continue reading →
  • April 23, 2015
    After 2 days of riding, the beach communities, condos, and stately mansions already seem to be blending together – or maybe it is just fatigue from the miles and the heat.  I rode off and on today with Nancy I., Nancy H., and Judi. Within 2 miles of our hotel this morning, we crossed the first ... Continue reading →
  • April 24, 2015
    Forgot to mention that my roommate last night was Barb K. from NY, who serves as our Sous Chef, responsible for assisting with food preparation, in particular chopping (vegetables, fruit) and coordinating cleanup after the meals. Up at 6 am this morning and really enjoyed the sunrise over the beach behind the hotel – note the ... Continue reading →
  • April 25, 2015
    After commenting in prior posts about the stately mansions and gated communities along A1A, today we got to experience the “other world.” Shortly after leaving the hotel, we passed by a male turkey courting a female – lots of squawks and feathers a flutter. For 7 miles we rode along the Indian River, quiet early on a ... Continue reading →
  • April 27, 2015
    Already a day behind – 70 miles in the heat and the rain took a lot out of me!  Think I’ll let the photos tell most of the story. I took a brief stop at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, but chose not to take the ferry to the Fort. Going into St Augustine, the route was ... Continue reading →
  • April 28, 2015
    I was able to sleep in a bit, but had a date with Nancy I. and Nancy H. to go to a French bakery before going to the chiropractor. On the way back from the chiropractor (good adjustment), I took a photo of this galleon docked next to the Lions Bridge. Errands done, Nancy, Nancy and I ... Continue reading →
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