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Day 1748, Daytona Beach – St. Augustine: US History

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Aug - 03 - 2015

Distance: 105.3 km
Ride time: 4:17:50
Average: 24.5 km/h
Max speed: 48.6 km/h
Total: 38684 km

After two great days in Daytona Beach with Beata it was time to say goodbye and head up the road again.

Still enjoying a steady tailwind, I was making good progress along the coast of Florida. This is a beautiful place to cycle!

I was passing the city of St. Augustine. Established by the Spanish in 1565, this is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States. A beautiful place… with plenty of tourists around!

After biking around the old fort I was back on the A1A road along the coast. It wasn’t hard to find a deserted beach for another beautiful wild camping spot. With all the amazing hospitality in Florida, it feels nice to be out in the tent once in a while. Being right at the beach, the sea breeze even provided some natural air condition. Much needed during the hot nights here.

Tomorrow I should be cycling into Georgia!

Categories: USA
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5 Responses so far.

  1. Wow. St. Augustine looks fantastic! And it definitely has that European feel to it!

    I see you’ve started including miles, in your ‘Latest Status’ widget. That’ll make the British and Americans happy. 🙂

  2. Tony Graham says:

    There are two bicycles in the first photo, it is Beatas? Did she ride with you a little when you left?

  3. Yes Tony, not even did Beata ride with me for a little while, she also rode my Bianchi while I rode hers. I’m normally not too happy about letting people riding my bike, but Beata has been a bike messenger in Washington D.C which I think gives a lot of credit 🙂

  4. Jean says:

    Hey Thomas,

    Quick questions!

    Which tent do you use? Do you sleep without the rain cover on top (as shown in the photo)?

    And do you leave the bags inside or outside the tent during the night?

    Safe travels! 🙂

  5. Hi Jean! My tent is a REI Quarter Dome. Very happy about it. When it is very hot like this day down in Florida I sleep without the rain cover, but normally I put it on. Then tent is a small 1 person tent, so usually I leave my bags outside and only bring in the things I need for the night. Hope that helps. Happy cycling! Thomas