This morning it was less humid and I think for the first time in a long time the wind was supporting me. I was flying down HW 98 because I wanted to be on the Suncoast Trail as quickly as possible:
Picture taken just before entering the Suncoast Trail.
These trails are perfect. No traffic and during the week not a lot of bikers. The Suncoast Trail is 42 miles long, well maintained and it was a pleasure to ride it. After a bit more than 30 miles I took the Starkey Wilderness Park Trail to go West and after a few more miles on public roads I arrived at John and Colleen’s house. I was really fast today. It was not yet noon and I had done 72 miles. Perfect.
We met Darren Thorsen, another Miracle-Ear Franchisee for a beer and a good chat. Tomorrow John will drive me across the Sky Bridge to Bradenton since I don’t want to drive through the big cities (St. Petersburg/Tampa). It’s no pleasure and dangerous.
We also solved the boat ride from Boca Grande to Captiva. Jim Cash, another Miracle-Ear Franchisee will give me a ride. You can always count on the Miracle-Ear Franchisees. It’s a big family. Thanks a lot for doing this, really appreciated.
Tonight we are going out for a good dinner. John and Colleen are taking good care of me. Thank you very much for your hospitality:
4 down in FL – 2 to go!