40km, 35 with no services, lots of rolling hills. Started morning with flat tire on trailer, had to wait for Subway across the highway to open (only restaurant for 35 km). WiFi spotty night before--motel didn't work, got xfinitywifi from down the road "somewhere" now and then.
Cold morning, some headwinds, better roads. Still fairly short day.
Short day in cold rain
A relatively short day, but dodging trucks through the container port getting out of Savannah, then very rough, no-shoulder roads through South Carolina, plus gusty headwinds made for a tired day. It was cool enough for wool and jackets most of the day, which was good.
We exercised Plan B today--rode 5km, rented a big truck to haul our bike over wet roads with no shoulders and big rumble strips to Savannah, Georgia, where we unloaded our bike and rode another 10km to our hotel. The cost of the truck was approximately the same as four days on the bike in wet weather on dangerous roads.
One of our famous "almost rest days" -- if we are off the road by noon, it's a rest day. Back on the ACA map for at least one more day, actually at a motel listed on the map notes... Georgia highways, no shoulder, rumble strip when there is.
Not where we planned to be--on the ACA Atlantic Coast Route--but detoured by road construction, so we are, at least for today, back on the route we initially mapped, but short of our more ambitious goals. US17 has no shoulder in Georgia, but is a designated bicycle route, so "Share the Road" rules strictly apply. So far, so good.
AirBnB, humble, but only affordable lodging in trendy Fernandina Beach
Long run on coastal highway, then through luxury beach community and busy beach town.
In St. Augustine for 2 days of site-seeing and rest
At a mom 'n pop on the beach--short day, but against the wind.
Motel--told them our vehicle was also our luggage, no problem wheeling it in.
Warm showers - nice family with teens, cats, and dog. Guest quarters was a motor home.
Warm Showers: we got rescued twice--once by our host, who transported our trailer the last 10 miles, and once by a Good Samaritan with a pickup who delivered us the last five miles in the rain. All safe and tucked in for the night.
Vehicle Assembly complete: tour launch date is 1 April.