Coast 2 Coast Day 49: Racking Up The Miles

Today is a long, hot ride!

Start city: Tallahassee, FL
End city: Live Oak, FL
Miles: 78
Total miles to date: 2755…less than 200 remain
Miles in Florida: 329
Pedaling time: 4 hours, 50 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.1 mph
Feet climbed: 2100
Fatigue factor: 7 out of 10
Wind: SE 5 mph, not much of a factor today
Road condition: 5 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 60 at ride start, 88 at ride finish
Florida: The birthplace of key lime pie.

We are in some familiar territory as we visit Tupelo’s Bakery in Monticello.

Loyal followers of this blog may remember that we did some (Florida)  pre C2C training in mid February.

We are back visiting a very beautiful courthouse as we pass through the Jefferson County seat early in our ride.

History lesson time!  Although he was born in Albany, Georgia, Ray Charles really grew up in Greenville, Florida.  We visit his hometown and statue during a rest stop today.

Compared to Albany’s impressive rotating and music-playing life-sized Ray at a full-size baby grand… this one is a bit weak, but it’s a great photo-op.

In Madison we see one of Bubba’s favorite courthouses.

It must be the palm trees!

We have spent a good portion of this trip in pecan growing country. They are finally green, providing shade now and nuts later.

Speaking of shade, the live oaks, for which this region is famous and our overnight city is named, are abundant and beautiful to look at.

Tomorrow: Three rides to go, including an 80-miler into Gator country.

We are almost there…track us live here:

10 thoughts on “Coast 2 Coast Day 49: Racking Up The Miles

  1. Wow you are in Live Oak and at the fairgrounds. An interesting little town. Have ridden their frequently this is the best time of the year to be there! Yikes only a few more days. Maybe your reward will be the cool ocean breeze in a few days!

  2. Can’t believe you’re so close to the end of your epic ride. I’m going to miss checking in with your “Dot” throughout each day.

  3. Thank you for taking us along on your journey from Coast to Coast! This has been one of the most informative blogs about riding a tandem long distance. You have inspired us! We have penciled in to register for Bubba’s Coast to Coast ride upon my (hopeful) retirement in 2019. Seems like a first class operation! Early Congratulations to the two of you! I am going to miss these nightly updates! Hope to meet you at some future tandem event! Or, if you are ever in Colorado, we would love to show you our state! Teri and Bob Angcos

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