River-to-Sea: It's Your Turn

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Some ideas and advice for those who might want to take advantage of both the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop and SunRail.

River-to-Sea Tour Epilogues

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You’ve had eight days of me describing this ride, now I’m handing over this tour blog to my riding partners, giving them an opportunity to share their perspectives.

Day Eight: The End, and Beginnings

Let's wrap this thing up.

Day Seven: Mad Dogs and Englishmen...

I hear it's been sort-of hot. Out on the road you just listen to what your body tells you, not the thermometer or the internet.

Day Six: From Famous Florida to Secret Florida

Ten miles west of St. Augustine we turned onto another section of trail, the Palatka-to-St. Augustine Trail.

Day Four: Old Friends and an Old Town

As we pulled up to A1A from a side street, we saw a few people hanging out on one of the beach boardwalks across the highway. Almost immediately one of them came running at us, arms waving...

Day Three: Going Rogue

In theory, when bicycle touring in hot climates, one would get an early start in order to minimize one's time riding during the hottest hours of the day. It hasn't exactly been working out that way.

Day Two: No Rest for the Weary

As we prepared for bed Friday night/Saturday morning we had to choose: ride sleep deprived and hot, or ride rested and hotter.

Day One: Reprise

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It wasn't until we spent some time in Titusville that I could see the potential for what the coming trail network can spur. Titusville is a natural jumping-off point for a number of other nature-based opportunities, as well as for aerospace-related tourism. Those who take the trails to Titusville will have more to do than just biking.

Day One: A Little Bit of Everything

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We knew Day One would likely be the toughest; four out of shape riders riding over 50 miles in the midsummer Florida heat. Adding in the intermodal SunRail factor, and the celebratory send-off at DeBary Station required a 5:AM alarm setting and a 6:AM role out.