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On my own – to Fort Lauderdale: April 18-19


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 Old Cutler Road – Don was nearby and picked me up and we headed to our Fort Lauderdale hotel.

Sunday morning Don drove me back to Old Cutler Road, to the point where he had picked me up the afternoon before.  The scenery became more urban as I approached downtown, then more marine as I crossed over to close to the ocean.

After 57 miles on Sunday, I arrived at the start hotel, a total of 228.48 miles from Key West!

The Womantour riders are gathering, friends from CCST13, and new faces.  Today I rested, no bike time, tomorrow we meet and get acquainted, then pedal off early Wednesday morning.


  1. I smiled the whole time I read this (well, except for the flat tire part). Great photos and so excited for you to “officially” start this week!

  2. Molly, it is a joy to read your blog. I envy you. Don’t think I’ll ever be able to do something like this. Have a great time on your trip. I will be following you. Best wishes.
    Jackie Miley from Ohio

  3. Once again I want to wish you safe and satisfying ride. You are indeed one amazing lady.

  4. Hope the trip is every bit as memorable as your last one was. We’ll be rooting for you all the way!

  5. Enjoy your rest day. You are well prepared for the trip and will have a great adventure.

  6. enjoy! Tell everyone hello. Will be thinking about you.


  7. enjoy your trip, but be careful of the heat in Florida and the sun!. Did you Dollygag in Naples? The ride down Gulf Shore Blvd and up Gordon Drive and back in the neighborhoods up to 5th Ave are worth it. Wish I had known you were doing this, we were In Ft Myers and ride all the places you mentioned up to Shark Valley. Look forward to your next post. Sue Marcotte

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