Day 6-Stock Island to Marathon-50 miles

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. 


A stop at Baby’s Coffee and another at the Walgreens in Big Pine Key for Gatorade. It seems that Big Pine Key got a lot of what Irma had to offer. 

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. 


Fish and chips at Sunset Grill after 7 mile. Marathon revived a lot of damage as well. Holiday Inn tonight.