Nature Coast State Trail

In the surprising cool of this morning, Gary and I soaked it up from the solar safety of as much shade as we could find. A cloudless sky made it easy to see where the shade stopped so the routing was on auto pilot as we crossed the Suwannee River and turned around in another three miles, then swung south through Fanning Springs to the end of that tunnel of shade.

By then the timing was right for a diversion to refuel so we slipped over to the 19 98 Grille for lunch in more shade. The return to Trenton was running short on shade but we still managed almost 35 comfortable miles for the day. Thanks, Gary!

Nature Coast State Trail

After running errands this morning, I enjoyed a very peaceful spin from Fanning Springs down to Chiefland. On my way back, I was joined by my new friend Jerry and we exchanged tales all the way to the Suwannee River. It was just what I needed to push my monthly total over the 500 miles mark. Thanks, Jerry!

Palatka Lake Butler State Trail

was proud to be able ride along on Gary P. Kirkland 's first trip on this trail coincidentally on his first day of retirement. We covered it (43 miles) from FL-100 to Roberts Lane and back in just over three hours, then refueled at Johnny's Bar-BQ.

West Orange & South Lake Trails

Started at Winter Garden Station and rode from Clarcona Horseman's Park to Groveland and back for 57 miles. Lots of smiling faces in the sun today!

Palatka Lake Butler State Trail/Crystal Lake Loop

Another perfect day on the trail, so we strayed ever so slightly from the usual itinerary just to shake it up a bit. Adding about 6 miles to our trip, we encircled Crystal Lake and found our way back on track following the shores of Lake Bedford. 
The white puffies dotted a very clear, blue sky while a light breeze kept us dry and not over heated. Nice new scenery and 40 miles. 

Nature Coast State Trail/Hart Springs

Had so much fun that we did it again Wednesday, but extended our reach a little further north. We visited the public boat ramp on the Suwannee River at Hart Springs, then Hart Springs itself, and wrapped up our tour by inspecting the beautiful camping facilities operated by Gilchrist County. 

On our way back, we dined at The Lighthouse in Fanning Springs and took a spin through Fanning Springs State Park. A very fine day, indeed! 36 miles

Nature Coast State Trail

Pete and I left the Trenton trailhead this morning with no particular plan in place and failed to traverse Wilcox without negotiating a right turn. We found ourselves on a delightful bimble (in this case, "A Peaceful Retreat On The Suwannee River") up to Otter Springs.

Couldn't have worked out better as we practically had the place to ourselves!