I'm down in Rosemary Beach Florida, for a family vacation. I brought my road bike with the intention of riding early in the mornings, then spending the rest of the day with grandkids and family. Surprisingly it has been working wonderfully! I also wanted to use this time as a training precursor to next years CRMBT (Colorado Rocky Mountain Bicycle Tour) which is a seven day event similar to the RTR. My riding started this past Sunday and I rode 4 consecutive days (something I have never done before) leading up to this morning which I am calling a rest day. The mileage is not that impressive: Sunday 21 miles, Monday 26 miles, Tuesday 22 miles, Wednesday 32 miles , Today... rest.
Friday will be my final day of riding, because we will be leaving early Saturday morning for the drive home.
The vacation started here at our neighborhood Donut Hole Rosemary beach vacation.jpg
The bikes are strapped on to a new bike rack I ordered from Amazon. RMBV 1.jpg
We stopped in Biloxi Mississippi for lunch... RMBV2.jpgRMBV3.jpg
Stuck in traffic jam at the Mobile Bay Tunnel for an hour and a half. RMBV5.jpg
Finally made it to Rosemary Beach and out for my first ride... This is the view heading west from Rosemary, and a pic of the nice path you can ride on. So many walkers and cruiser bikes, the road is often more appealing despite the fact there is no shoulder. The motorists are well conditioned to sharing the road because there are literally hundreds of cyclists travelling on this road, oh by the way the road is hwy 30A RMBV6.jpgRMBV7.jpg
Took a break at this little store at about the 10 mile mark, then headed back to complete my first days ride. The pics don't show it but this road has some changes in elevation. I am greatful for this because since I come from the flatlands a little hill training is good; very good. RMBV8.jpg
Didn't take any pics on the second day of riding, but the third day riding on the path, I found this nice covered bridged over a little lake. RMBV9.jpgRMBV13.jpg
Third day of riding I was also introduced to a Florida thunderstorm. RMBV11.jpgRMBV12.jpg