It rained last night and the clouds did not clear as forecast but nothing can dampen our enthusiasm for today’s ride. The ride started out a little tricky on a mainish road with a lot of traffic. After crossing a bridge over the St. John River (really wide) we stumbled on a bike trail that took us more or less in the right direction. Riding all abreast, we immediately started on baseball trivia. Name the starting lineup for the Phillies in the 1980 World Series-Game 1. Name the starting lineup for the 1964 Phillies. Name the starting pitchers on the 1964 Phillies and on and on. Yes this was definitely the trivia leg. It sure helped the miles pass by.
We had a headwind/crosswind most of the day but once again Matt did almost all the pulling. Thank God for young legs and thank God Steph shares him with us. We arrived in St. Augustine around noon. The approach from the west is a little rundown but the old part of town is spectacular. The narrow cobblestone streets remind me of Quebec City but a very different personality. Another neat place to come with Marcia and spend some time strolling the streets.
But I get ahead of myself. We headed straight to the beach at Anastacia State Park for the photo op of dipping our front tires in the Atlantic Ocean. I cannot describe the feeling of that moment. We did it. We survived without any mishaps. We thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. We all commented at some point how nice it would have been if Ted and Kevin made the ride. We are starting to talk about our next adventure ride. Maybe more family will be able to join us on future rides. Matt and I are planning to do a ride across PA from Erie to Media soon. Anyone interested?
I’ll post Final Thoughts when I get home. That’s all for now folks.