Acronym for the day: Pretty Darn Flat = PDF! A simple ride today through the northern forests of FL.
I rode from Crawfordville, FL to Perry, FL today. A ride of 54 miles and flat – just a total elevation gain of 95 ft – the flattest ride thus far. All of the ride was through forest land; primarily pine trees but some amount of hardwood forests as I neared Perry. I passed over just 2 rivers along the way.
The route: Completely on US Hwy 98. The highway is awesome for cycling: very smooth pavement and for the first time during the entire trip I had a riding lane for the full ride today. Quite nice.
The weather: Getting a bit warmer. Temps in the morning were in the 40s with most of the ride being in the 50s and low 60s. SUNNY – again! There was a light wind throughout the day out of the north at 5-10 mph. With all of the trees along the road, the wind didn’t affect the ride in any way.
On to the pictures – I did my best to find a few things to photograph today, but there was not a lot of variety to select from during the ride!
Awesome, smooth pavement and nice riding lane as I left Crawfordville this morning! It would continue for the full 50 miles.
River west of St Marks, FL.
Nice jeep - they just don't build them like that anymore...
River east of St Marks, FL.
Typical landscape along US 98 with heavy forests and quite a bit of water in the ditches along the road. No 'gators though.
Video along the highway.
Just before entering Perry, FL - something different - 1 of 2 cattle farms I saw west of Perry.
Entering Perry - I hadn't seen a sign like the lower one here - I double checked that I didn't meet any of the criteria that requires a license from the city :-)
Cool, old water tower.
Updated map - just 2 more rides to go before I get to St Augustine on Saturday!!