Bicycle Tour from Burton, TX to Key West, FL, 2014
This page is a report of my solo bicycle tour in 2014. I followed the Adventure
Cycling Association (ACA) Southern Tier Route from Burton, TX to St. Augustine,
FL. Then I took the ACA Florida Connector Route from St. Augustine, near Orlando,
then Ft. Meyers, and then Ft. Lauderdale. Then I followed the ACA Atlantic Coast
Route from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, FL.
See the sidebar for information about the Adventure Cycling Association, the route,
and my bike and gear. I camped and stayed in motels depending on the location, weather,
Click any of these links to see:
Miles, Time (day/trip): 49.9/49.9, 6:28/6:28.
Today, I rode through a historic part of Texas. This is the area where people from
the U.S.A. like Stephen F. Austin first settled in preparation for stealing Texas
from Mexico. Just a few miles from here, the Texans declared independence from Mexico
at Washington on the Brazos.
Conditions were challenging today with a 20-30 MPH cold north wind as I rode in
a generally northeast direction throughout the day. Tonight and tomorrow it is going
to be very cold with frozen precipitation and icy roads. Because of the weather,
I checked into a motel. I'll spend two nights here and I won't ride tomorrow.