Day 51: High Springs to Palatka, Florida – 85 miles

The penultimate day started early and beautifully. My regular  3 riding companions were ready and off we went. A quick flat at mile 4, not mine. The culprit a staple. I could not make that up and away we went again. I had had forgotten how pretty this area was and how rider friendly. The roads were great especially the canopied roads between High Springs and Gainesville.We rode into our first SAG in west G-Ville and went through town on a Sunday morning. It was a good time to go through. We hopped on the downtown connector for the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail. It was great. Gainesville is probably the most bicycle friendly city in Florida and has been for sometime. The trail was great and we had a SAG stop at the terminus.


We elected to eat in Interlachen 14 miles down he road. I know you may not believe this but the headwind kicked up again after leaving the trail. A windy ride into the armory in Palatka. Mariella scooped me up and off we went. A couple of big dinners tonight and tomorrow and we will be done. One more day. My continued appreciation for all this support and love. Stayed tuned for the finale. Peace.