Gold Head Branch State Park

Pre-ride warm up for the "carbon-based units", both two-legged and three-wheeled varieties, Charlie, Colleen, and Russ await the ride start while Sandra, Beatrice, Jamie and I finishing getting ready. We rode through the park, down the connector, and east on the Palatka Lake Butler State Trail through Grandin and Florahome. The threat of rain showers kept the wind in our face and promised to help us hurry back. The entire round trip totaled 52 miles with a brief and light shower on the way back. A very rewarding visit to Blue Water Bay in Melrose polished off another great ride stolen from the forecasters.

Flagler Beach/Palm Coast Ride

A full dozen of us descended upon Flagler Beach this morning and eleven set out on a 42 mile clockwise loop around the Intracoastal Waterway including the Lehigh Trail, the Pine Lakes Path, the Palm Coast Linear Parkway, and the Flagler Beach Marineland Trail. Last minute adjustment had us swing north to include a visit to the seaside section of the Washington Oaks State Park then we headed back south for the lunch table! 

The group was taken care of in supreme style at the Flagler Fish Company as their own Brock attended to our every need. Sandy skipped the photo shoot, which included Noel, Pat, Charlie, Jim, Russ, Bob, Irwin, Bruce, Phil, Mary, and Joe, but did not skip lunch. Another fine day on the trail.

Nature Coast State Trail

Met up with some fine folks on the Nature Coast State Trail this morning as Pati was enjoying her first outing on her new bike with Daintry, Beatrice, and Jamie. They rode over to Fanning Springs while I dashed out to Cross City and back. Then we met up for an outstanding lunch at Cherry's Seafood & Steak in Trenton.