Day 9 2/20/05 88 miles
The ride today was one of the easier ones; however, the first 40 miles or so had me riding directly into the wind, knocking my speed down 5 or so mph. More than 3/4 of the trip was ridden in a bike lane, so the stress didn't build up.
I successfully made it thru the Riviera and north West Palm without getting robbed or beaten up...sorry guys. The directions thru Stuart were great. and there was little traffic to contend with.
I made it to Fort Lauderdale. I'm staying at the Lorelei ($116). It's peak season for this area. Supposedly during the summer, rates drop to below $70.
The trip from here onward will be more self-reliant. The guys at the station printed me out some maps of FL and the Keys, but I really don't know where to stay or resupply. I hope the Keys will instruct me on how I should travel the west coast of Florida- cause I have no more written directions.
Tonite was the first time I have put my clothes thru a washing machine. Until tomorrow.