2018 Factoids and Follow-up

Saturday 19 May 2018

10th Anniversary

San Antonio, Texas to Panama City Beach, Florida or Coastal Social #2

We had no idea we would see so many people that we knew, or meet so many new friends on this trip, hence the second Coastal Social designation.

When we last left off, we were doubting our decision to abort the trip because of a forecasted Tropical Depression.  It was not raining when we woke and the ceiling was high.  But when Jim Cantore comes on The Weather Channel and he is in the same town as you, it is time to go!

1238 Total Miles
    (shortest distance)
30 days total
    (shortest tour)
includes 4 days off to enjoy great friendships
    (a day off once a week is a good average)
47 miles a day average
5 hours a day average on the bike seat

States Covered
15 days in Texas
7 days in Louisiana – the worst roads, but really friendly people
2 days in Mississippi
1 day in Alabama
4 days in Florida

It still has not been decided if this was our swan song tour, but for now, we are pretending it is.  Thank you to all that opened their hearts and homes to us, for the new friends we met and as always, for the encouraging comments along the way.  End of touring days or not, we will still ride.

7 Responses to “2018 Factoids and Follow-up”



  1. Dianne carter Says:

    Awesome trip!



  2. Carolyn Harris Says:

    Glad it was a good trip. One thing I have learned in the last few weeks; take each day as it comes. You might be ready for a late autumn ride some place unless you are going back to your beach home. Enjoy life as long as you can. Love you both.



  3. David Says:

    I rode through the seashore state park and back down shore dr Sunday. My butt is still sore. I hope it doesn’t take too long to get that “alligator butt” 🙂 . You kids rock ! I’m glad it was a great trip for you. Thanks for taking us along.



  4. Bob & Ginger Says:

    Congratulations on completing another ride! You guys are awesome!! Hope our paths cross soon.



  5. Morgan Says:

    Another awesome tour! Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your words and pictures!



  6. CAROL BUSBY Says:

    glad it was a fabulous trip. Looked like a lot of work but you got to see some amazing country.. ” The Sun has rize and the sun has set and you ain’t left Texas yet :0)



  7. Annita Says:

    I hope you have both had time to recover from the heat and humidity of your “swan song” tour. If you decide this was truly you last tour, just plan a different adventure to begin!

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