Last night we were fixing dinner in a park near Gainesville when a gathering of folks in the park came over to check out our rig.
They were members of the Eastside Garden Club. One of the members, Marshall McIrby graciously invited us to camp at his house where we spent a very pleasant evening on his farm.
His donkey and rooster made sure we didn’t over sleep.
Good day today. The roads in Florida continue to be consistently in the best condition of any state on the route. Today was sunny with little breeze. The average temperature was 69 degrees.
My intention was to take it easy for the last few days of the ride. The trouble is my crew has been taking their time so I have been riding too far. After 40 miles I called it quits in Palatka and called the crew. They were 25 miles behind me so I was compelled to buy a pint of Ben and Jerry’s to pass the time.
The flavor was Fish Food, containing chocolate ice cream with marshmallow and caramel with fudge fish chunks. It was only 290 calories per serving. There were however 4 servings in the container. The servings were small so I had no problem dispatching the content and disposing the evidence before my crew arrived.
When I am done with this ride I vow to significantly cut back on my paper usage in hopes I can contribute to less production of paper and reduce the number of logging trucks blowing by cyclists. The next time a cashier asks if you want paper or plastic, please say plastic, or better yet, bring your own reusable bags, and save a cyclist.
Tomorrow (Saturday will be a rest day) We will stay at our friends Slick and Eva’s house. Despite being a bit ahead of schedule I still plan to finish the ride on Tuesday Oct 29.
Day 91 Stats: Rode 40.66 miles at 12.8 mph, Max=17.4 mph, Calories=876, Ave heart rate=105, Max heart rate=128, Ascent=561′, Min elevation=735′, Max elevation=184′, Min elevation= -5′, Ave temp=69, Riding time=3:10, out of 3:58, Total trip miles=2909