C2C2011 Day 48 Tallahassee to Madison, FL

The day started with heavy rain and a storm warning. So while we were waiting Bubba moved breakfast to a nearby Steak and Shake.

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The rain let up around 10 AM and a local ride showed us his route thru Tallahassee. We nicked named the route, the 100 hills of Tallahassee, who know any place in Florida is that hilly.

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Jim’s route was quite an adventure, along sidewalks, thru parks, on bike paths, residential streets and a visit to an ancient Live Oak.

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After 20 miles, Jim left us to complete the rest of our 70 mile ride to Madison on Rt. 90.

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At about 50 miles, we stopped to see the Ray Charles Statue in Greenville, FL, Ray Charles childhood home. The day has stayed dark and overcast so it has been a comfortable riding day.

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The last part of the ride is quiet until we get near Madison. Lighting and thunder for the last few miles into Madison. Then a deluge just as we enter town.

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2 responses to “C2C2011 Day 48 Tallahassee to Madison, FL

  1. Joe,
    I’m sure you know by now you all escaped an explosive tornado-march up through the south. The worst in 66 years. We were worried.
    ~Bob

    • Thanks Bob, we were all concerned about the weather but so far the worst we have seen is lightning, thunder, and heavy rain.

      We have been very lucky during our ride just after we left Valentine, TX that gigantic fire wiped out the whole area. As we have ridden, several areas near our ride have had tornadoes.

      No more nights out in the tent and just 2 more days of riding, today is a rest day, so outlook is very good for safe completion. Getting home on USAir 5/3, who knows 🙂

      Joe

      Sent from my iPad

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