Stock Island to Marathon 51 miles

It was a good rollout to Baby’s Coffee.

Windy but could have been more demanding and it seemed when we went across Nikes Channel we could see the rain on Ramrod Key. It did in fact rain on us.

Rich had a flat and we got it fixed. Bahia Honda above with 7 mile bridge into Marathon. Hogfish and Holiday Inn. One more day. Peace out Tres

Key West rest days

A short urban ride into Key West with the early first stop Southernmost point and mile marker zero.

Left there to go around downtown. Boat races.

A stop at Mallory with a stop at Cuban coffee queen. Good. Lunch at Le Grignote Cafe. Best lunch with best key lime pie in the Keys. No fooling. Everything from scratch including the key lime juice. A windy ride back for a swim and cleanup to be a pirate in Key West for dinner.

After a tent move for more breeze that night and a better sleep. Chrysa and wanted to ride the cemetery and see Ernest Hemingway’s house. Key West Cemetery always historic and cool.

Left there for Hemingway’s house. Saw this en route.

The house.

The cats, watering and cemetery.

Added bonus of butterfly garden.

Early lunch at Blue Heaven and a stop at zombie’s bike shop.

before swim and dinner. Will be windy going up. Early out tomorrow. Stay tuned. Peace out Tres

Bubbafest pre ride and first day 46.5 miles from Key Largo to Marathon

I met my friend John and we did some snorkeling, kayaking and eating in Key Largo before Bubbafest started. John Pennekamp first with snorkeling at Grecian Rocks and kayaking.

Kayaking second day in Blackwater Sound.

Chrysa made Bubba a C2C quilt with the ten groups he had taken across the Southern tier. Bubba was stopped in his tracks.

Roll out great after b fast at Doc’s diner.

The greatest thing about the ride is the bridges going over this beautiful water.

Lower Matecumbe Key…you know Robbie’s.

Down the road to Marathon over the #5 channel bridge.

Great smoked fish dip with u peel em shrimps across from hotel. Got hot at end of the ride will try to roll away early after breakfast. Peace out Tres

Austin

I had to go away on business and Jordan Miller of Velo Champ had a demo Brompton for me to use. Very cool.

Got into Austin airport and there was the Barbara Jordan statue.

I got to my hotel ate something and the snap the Brompton together and down to the river trail I went.

Had a good early dinner with a colleague and watched the World Series. Business meeting the next day with the wife arriving. We planned to go to the Austin Film Festival and see the world premiere of Cowboys at the Paramount Theater a 104 year old movie house. Very cool. Literally a 45 degree night.

Pepe Serna. Actor. Scarface remember the shower scene?

Another good day of training and I took another ride that afternoon. Chamber weather.

SRV

Went back to hotel to grab wife and attend a second movie at the Austin Film Festival. We got to see the big La Vida parade figures. We caught a march for Lebanon.

We went to Fonda San Miguel for dinner and it was amazing. Best meal we had this weekend.

Another great day of training and home we come. Peace out Tres

Fall slam Wheelchair rugby tournament Jacksonville

A great small 4 team tournament here in Jacksonvillle. My ref friends Martha and Marianne are with me. Nice competition and the local organizers do a great job. 




The first day was good but it would be the second day that would be better. Some interesting vehicles taking the athletes around. Especially the WWAR bus. I missed the photo op.

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Day 6-Shrewsbury to Ludlow-39.3 miles with 3000 feet of elevation

Good breakfast with a little later start. Chamber of commerce weather. 


Lots of hill climbing and beautiful scenery. 






Had a wet gravel piece that was wild. See featured image. 


This had slowed us some so we headed for Craven Arms for lunch.


Singletrack. We rode the footpath you see to the right. 


Pretty town. 



Signage. 


Onward toward Ludlow. 

River park.


Ludlow Cathedral. 

Ludlow Castle. 

Peace out Tres