The Good Food Conspiracy is always a great stop. Great service, great food and a good time to take a break if riding to Knight’s Key. They have prepared food as well as lots of healthy snacks for camp or while riding.
We stopped at the Big Pine Flea Market for breakfast. Not just donuts. We ordered some breakfast sandwiches and coffee from another vender as well. We really need to figure out a good, easy and super lightweight coffee solution for short trips like this one.
Welcome to Paradise, don’t burn! No, seriously. Cover yourself up, the sun ain’t no joke down here. I’ve been using fishing shirts for riding; they are made to block the sun and dry quickly. They also, to the average Florida driver, make you look a little less like some bicycle freak on the road and a bit more like a fisherman! No matter what, covering up is a really good idea.
This section of the Overseas Heritage Trail is how it should be. Businesses embracing a safe and separated path. Nice views. No endless procession of cars. This is a little slice of paradise right here!
Another great year, and the second year of the tradition of biking up the night before and camping at Knight’s Key. We don’t need cars for this bicycle ride!
In 2012 the Seven Mile Bridge Run was cancelled due to severe thunderstorms and I choose not to ride that year!