A great last night party and awoke to 16-20 mph wind that seemed to be in our faces all day with the exception on the some protected bike paths away from the road.
One of the truisms of this ride is that the wind blows you down the Keys southwest at this time of year and it seems to come at you head first northbound on the way back. Today was no exception. I started fresh after a good rest in the Keys. The scenery was great and the wind 15-18 mph.
Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge. A classic car camping spot of Mariella and I.
Rich and I rode steady as she goes and then it was on to 7 mile bridge. It was probably the toughest northbound crossing of 7 mile that I had done EVER. Unrelenting wind and always some debris oh, and no where to hide, baby.
A nice roll out to town after breakfast. The bayfront/multiuser path was great.
The Martyrs of Cuba.
The sunrise was beautiful this morning.
My St. Louis or Owensville, Missouri based flight crew were renting a 4 seat street legal golf cart for our wounded compadre, Chrysa.
We headed down to old town Key West with Rich during and Chrysa’s leg propped up.
Beautiful sunrise. 50+ volunteers walked and rode to Key West Botanical Garden and Tropical Forest.
Beautiful sunset last night after big sleep. Left camp and went to Key Deer wildlife refuge.
It was a great roll out of Key Largo with the ever present massive damage of Hurricane Irma pretty much everywhere in varying degrees and amounts of damage.
This is a shout out to friend and fellow 2014 Bubbafest rider, Cici Roberts. She liked to call Bubba, Booba. It was funny and great like Cici. I had yak so a morning paddle at Black water Sound was the plan.
I got to go down to Harriet’s restaurant for a “real” cheeseburger in paradise. First view of upper keys looks valiant but rough. I am going to pig roast and kick off dinner. My C2C buds Rich and Chrysa are here with there daughter. Peace out. T dog wewa