New Smyrna Beach to Titusville

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Soma Saga

Day 19 - Wind and Wildlife

Got out fairly early as my hosts are early risers. Harry headed out on a bike ride and Debbie was teaching a yoga class. I stopped for a second breakfast and an early break at a very nice fishing park in the town of Egewater.

I was really tired after yesterday's long ride, and it did not help that the headwinds came early and hard. Add to that the really rough pavement on US-1 and I was feeling really beat. I did not have a lot of miles to cover so I didn't fight it and went really slow.

Things improved dramatically when I went off route to ride through the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. It was still into the wind, but the pavement was now smooth and the traffic was very light. I stopped often to sit and rest.

Another great Warm Showers host tonight. Rich rides, but doesn't tour, but really enjoy's hosting people and meeting cyclists from all over the world. He's active on Facebook and provides a good connection for a lot of cyclists riding through Florida. 


Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Went off route to ride through this wildlife refuge. It was a much nicer ride than on the highway, and only added a few extra miles.


Dirt road
Even did a little "sand sliding" on the dirt roads.


So much water in Florida.