We left the Fairfield Inn in Marianna at about 7:25 a.m. after eating a breakfast that was not as large as I usually eat, since for some reason I just wasn’t that hungry this morning. As a result, I was pretty hungry most of today’s ride, except after we ate lunch in Gretna, FL. We stayed on US 90 East for almost all of the ride, until we made it to Tallahassee, at which point Google Bike maps took us off of US 90 and onto downtown streets and even campus walkways of Florida State University. We completed the 68 miles in under 6 hours, despite a good amount of rolling hills, some of which were quite steep. But the road surface was excellent and we had a shoulder to ride on most of the time, and even dedicated bike lanes more than I would have expected.
Here are some of today’s pictures.
We played some trivia again today, and in honor of the Oscars it was movie trivia. We had to give a famous line from a movie as the clue, and the response needed to be the name of the movie and the year it was made. For example:
“What we have here is a failure to communicate!” (We actually passed some inmates working in a field, guarded by correctional institute officers, when Mark gave this line. Is that a big enough hint?)
“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!”
“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”
“That’s a trick question. Chevy didn’t make a 442 cubic engine in 1968.” or something close to that.
“Who are those guys?”
“How do they do that?”
We also did some trivia on Philadelphia sports teams. For example, How many Eagles quarterbacks can you name? What number was on Mike Schmidt’s jersey? Wilt Chamberlin’s # was what? Pete Retzlaff’s jersey # was what?
After making it to the hotel and having a beer with Tim and Mark, I took a shower and then Beth and I did some sight seeing. We toured the Florida State Capitol Building and then walked through the Museum of Florida History, a short walk from the Capitol Building. Here are a few shots from our sight seeing expedition.
While Beth and I were sight seeing, Tim and Mark were doing laundry, which I very much appreciate! Tomorrow’s ride is to Madison, FL and we’ll have Tim’s son Matt along from Tallahasee to St. Augustine. Welcome aboard Matt!