Spring Training, It’s Not Just For Baseball Players

C2C (Coast to Coast) is getting real. We have twelve days to ride in the warmer weather in Florida. When we return home, we’ll have a week to get ready for departure!

The weather certainly has been varied as have our rides. It is pretty flat here, but on this trip, mileage is king. Here is a breakdown of the first 6 days, which adds up to 295 miles:
Day 1 – 32 miles and rain
Day 2 – 58 miles and wind
Day 3 – 51 miles of rural beauty with virtually no cars
Day 4 – 42 miles of flat pastures
Day 5 – 62 miles with fog for the first half of an organized charity ride and the pleasure of riding with two other tandems
Day 6 – 50 miles of rails to trails.

I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story!

Peach groves in bloom (Valdosta, GA), I hope it’s not too early in the season.
After a very windy ride!
After a very windy ride!
Live Oaks in rural Tallahassee.
Live Oaks in rural Tallahassee.
Beautiful scenery for a ride in Leon County, FL.
Beautiful scenery for a ride in Leon County, FL.
Approaching the Courthouse in Monticello, FL.
Approaching the Courthouse in Monticello, FL.
Lunching at the RevCafe.
Lunching at the RevCafe.
Heavy fog greeted us on the morning of the Sweetheart ride.
Heavy fog greeted us on the morning of the Sweetheart ride.
Our hosts at the Suwanee Bicycle Association.
Our hosts at the Suwanee Bicycle Association.
Getting ready for the ride start with Angela and Greg Knecht.
Getting ready for the ride start with Angela and Greg Knecht.
This ride does very well with a theme, we like that!
This ride does very well with a theme, we like that!
Sweetheart Tandem riders.
Sweetheart Tandem riders.
We had a terrific metric century with Greg, Ang, Andrew and Ally.
We had a terrific metric century with Greg, Ang, Andrew and Ally.
Getting ready to ride the Withlacoochee Trail.
Getting ready to ride the Withlacoochee Trail.
This is a popular, well maintained trail.
This is a popular, well maintained trail.
Inverness is a fun trailhead with lots of photo-ops.
Inverness is a fun trailhead with lots of photo-ops.
Must take photos with the caboose!
Must take photos with the caboose!
A pretty trail in winter must...must be beautiful in spring and summer.
A pretty trail in winter…must be beautiful in spring and summer.

We are hoping for 6 more days of riding, but we aren’t sure the weather will cooperate.  I’ll have that update in about a week.

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5 thoughts on “Spring Training, It’s Not Just For Baseball Players

  1. Best of luck on your ride across USA! You have certainly had more training than us. We leave Monday for 3 weeks on south island New Zealand.
    Take care,
    Judy

  2. We’ve been thinking about you guys and your training for the C2C. We just completed our annual warm up Tour de KSC. Weather was great and we enjoyed seeing and talking with a few other tandem riders. A wonderful 37 mile ride through the historic Kennedy Space Center.

    Wishing you BEST OF TRAVELS ! C U at the GTR 2017
    – Carol & Frank 🚲🚲

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