Welp, my 12 days in Florida are over. The training was great, I got a bunch of good hours in on the bike. To my surprise my dad and younger brother Daniel were right there with me for most of time. All in all I got in about 40 hours (just over 600 miles) of riding. Here are some pics from the trip.
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Sam and I on Christmas morning.
Here is the Dutchmen, my base camp.
Here is what the ride into Fort Desoto County Park (where we were staying) looks like.
One of the nice places to ride is on the main drag along the beach. Here with the historic Don Cesar Hotel in the background.
Another good ride is up the 34 mile Pinellas Trail.
Some of the older parts of town are great too.
The best pizza/pasta place in town, Fortunatos.
Pass-a-grille is nice neighborhood with a short riding loop and beaches.
Here are some of the stranger things I saw.