Day 1. Friday, April 21 – Homossasa to Port Richey, Florida

Friday 21 April 2017

Though we have dubbed this ride the Coastal Social, our first day had neither ingredient; no coast or quaint cafes…..but we were on the road again!

Our ride began shortly after 7:00 on a perfectly cool morning.  Though our Floridian host, Bobby, was not at all happy with the 62° temps, we were delighted to be at least starting in the cool air.  We wound our way out of the quiet tree lined streets of this Homossasa neighborhood and then headed south.  Our carefully laid out route of mostly a bike trail was quickly adjusted to the straight-shot highway we were on.  The new shoulder was freshly painted as a bike lane and just too inviting to leave, plus, it would save us some miles (Morgan, take note)!  But there was absolutely nothing of any interest on this road;not even the challenge of getting lost.

As the morning rolled along the temperatures slowly crept up, as did the winds, but at least it was flat.

The road became busier as we traveled closer to towns and only once did we catch a glimpse of some waterside dinning and potential fun spot to be, but we were long past it before the idea of a refreshment occurred to us.  With the winds becoming a factor and the temps in the 90’s, we decided to not overdo it the first day and stopped at 47 miles.  We both felt good getting that “first ride” in after last year’s trip.

But the créme de la creme of every trip is dinner and tonight did not disappoint, both dishes were served with a side of pasta.  Needless to say, we waddled back to the hotel.

6 Responses to “Day 1. Friday, April 21 – Homossasa to Port Richey, Florida”

  1. Ken Says:

    Next stop Clearwater? Best beach in Florida. Look out for Scientology HQ! Ha! Good Luck on your tour of SW Florida!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Safe travels and enjoy!

  3. Sharon Groh Says:

    If only you were a little closer,
    would love to have been able to meet up with you two.
    Safe travels.

  4. David Bailey Says:

    Way to go kids!

  5. Justin Says:

    Great start!

  6. Mary-Ellen Says:

    Just catching up – great way to start!

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