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Day Forty One – 2021 Epic Cross Country Southern Tier Bike Tour

Day Forty One | April 9, 2021

Midway to Madison, FL

Lightning made the decision easy on whether to ride or not … no riding with lightning. We looked at the weather radar and decided to drive to the east side of Tallahassee. We ended up having to go 22.7 miles to find a spot to pull over and get the bikes down from the roof rack, and our tandem out of the trailer. We wished we could have started a little earlier, as the country road was nice!

We rode about 15 miles in a steady gentle rain. What annoys me most is sweating under all the rain gear! I’m seriously not sure it is worthwhile to wear raincoat, rain pants and shoe covers to keep the rain out when they make me sweat. Fortunately, we had a good 30 miles of riding in warm, dry (though humid) weather.

One of our lasting memories will be the magnificent Live Oaks from Texas eastward. 

We stopped for our usual picnic lunch in Greenville, FL, where Ray Charles was raised. Madison County seems to be more agricultural than counties west of here. On the short walk back from dinner, we enticed an emu to come say “hi”!

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