Expedition 2016 - Cycling Beyond 70

User: larye
Dates: 28 Mar 2016 - 17 Apr 2016
Duration: 2 weeks, 6 days
URL: http://blogs.parkins.org/larye/?cat=4

East Coast Tour

Sunday 17 Apr 2016 14:27

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.

Posted: April 17, 2016, 6:27 p.m.

Saturday 16 Apr 2016 13:55

Cold morning, some headwinds, better roads. Still fairly short day.

Posted: April 16, 2016, 5:55 p.m.

Friday 15 Apr 2016 14:34

Short day in cold rain

Posted: April 15, 2016, 6:34 p.m.

Thursday 14 Apr 2016 13:44

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.

Posted: April 14, 2016, 5:44 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Apr 2016 15:43

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.

Posted: April 12, 2016, 7:43 p.m.

Monday 11 Apr 2016 13:06

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.

Posted: April 11, 2016, 5:06 p.m.

Sunday 10 Apr 2016 15:51

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.

Posted: April 10, 2016, 7:51 p.m.

Saturday 9 Apr 2016 16:10

AirBnB, humble, but only affordable lodging in trendy Fernandina Beach

Posted: April 9, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

Friday 8 Apr 2016 15:48

Long run on coastal highway, then through luxury beach community and busy beach town.

Posted: April 8, 2016, 7:48 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Apr 2016 14:03

In St. Augustine for 2 days of site-seeing and rest

Posted: April 6, 2016, 6:03 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Apr 2016 15:07

At a mom 'n pop on the beach--short day, but against the wind.

Posted: April 5, 2016, 7:07 p.m.

Monday 4 Apr 2016 16:30

Motel--told them our vehicle was also our luggage, no problem wheeling it in.

Posted: April 4, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday 3 Apr 2016 16:43

Warm showers - nice family with teens, cats, and dog. Guest quarters was a motor home.

Posted: April 3, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Friday 1 Apr 2016 22:10

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.

Posted: April 2, 2016, 2:10 a.m.

Friday 1 Apr 2016 11:35

Posted: April 1, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

Monday 28 Mar 2016 11:55

Vehicle Assembly complete: tour launch date is 1 April.

Posted: March 28, 2016, 3:55 p.m.

Expedition 2016 - Cycling Beyond 70

User: larye
Dates: 28 Mar 2016 - 17 Apr 2016
Duration: 2 weeks, 6 days
URL: http://blogs.parkins.org/larye/?cat=4

East Coast Tour

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