The rain was hard yesterday and had taken some snap out of the day but relented at dinner time. We were treated last night to local folk legend Tom Shed last night and he was great.
I set out to meet my buddy Chris Wilkerson in Monticello for lunch. He is paddling with me in the front of my handmade tandem kayak. Funniest guy I know.
We had a late great lunch at Tupelo Bakery and Cafe. Took away some gourmet cupcakes AND Tupelo honey. We drove down 90 just like I rode in C2C in 2016 to Suwannee River State Park and checked in and set up camp. This was the beautiful yesterday.
On to Live Oak for grouper sandwich and fried okra. Return with rain starting. Really came down hard. Good napping. Unsure of next plan due to weather. Hoping for clearing and paddling. Listening to Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Peace out Tres.
It was decided by the group a short but nice ride through Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Canaveral Seashore.
The rocket assembly building at NASA Landing Facility.
Top of the bridge going back to Sand Point Park and Titusville.
The ride today was a change that allowed us to go through the wildlife refuge due to its cancellation due to weather a couple of days ago. A big bridge out of Sand Point Park. The gang up top.
Bike Florida was back on and we had been told we could start at 9 am. We had decided on a route with a small variation. The headwind was full on at 15-20 mph right on the nose but it was beautiful.
St Johns River.
A plan of remote start at Nancy Cummings Park, 12 miles into the century ride to give us a flat country ride of 73 miles was the plan. Logistics was perfect except for the rain. We started out well intended. The Cophers pulling us south on US 1.