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Tour de Isidro : Florida


Support the fight against Cancer http://www.livestrong.org/grassroots2010/tourdeisidro

1,288 miles (2,072 km) over 26 days from January 17, 2010 to February 11, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, 2-4 weeks, Atlantic Coast, Florida Connector
Locales: North America, United States, Florida, Sarasota, Venice, Monroe, Key West, Miami-Dade, Miami Beach, St. Johns, Saint Augustine, Orange, Orlando
Year: 2010

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/tourdeisidro-florida

Copyright © 2009-2014 By George Mendes - (contact)

Status: Completed Feb 2010
Last update: Wednesday February 24, 2010 09:30 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 24 Feb 2010 09:47 (US/Pacific))
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George, Lance, Isidro


Table of Contents

Carpe Diem - Seize the Day

Introduction

Overview of the Trip

Tour de Isidro: Florida

      Happy New Year!!! 2010: Only 16 more days
      January 5, 2010: Only 12 more days
      January 6, 2010: Happy Birthday Pravesh!!!!
      What's all this talk about Global Warming?????: .......Only 8 more days
      January 13, 2010: ...Only 4 more days
      Test bike ride...fully loaded: .....only 2 days before official start
      Day -1: Venice, Fl.: One day before the adventure begins
      Day 1: Venice to North Ft. Myers: Tour de Isidro Begins!!!!
            Kelsy Howard guest blog entry
      Happy Birthday Father Ray!!!!: January 18, 2010
      Day 2....North Ft. Meyers to Caloosahatchee Regional Park: passed the 100 mile milestone
      Day 3: Caloosahatchee Regional Park (Alva, Fl) to Clewiston, Fl: ......Following the snake river
      Day 4: Clewiston (Lake Okeechobee) to Markham County Park (Weston): cycling thru large sugarcane fields and the Everglades
      Day 5: Weston (Markham Regional Park) to Miami: successful crossing of Florida and sighting of Atlantic Ocean!!
      Day 6: Our first day off (Miami): laundry, making hotel reservations for the Keys, and meeting up with Buzz & Pravesh
      Day 7: larry and penny thompson camp to rock harbour (the keys): Buzz and Pravesh join us on ride
      Day 8: Rock Harbour (Keys) to Marathon (Keys): An evening in Tranquility Bay
      Venice Herald Tribune Newspaper Article: Cycling Trip for a Cause...Thanks Shelly
      Day 9: Marathon (keys) to Key West.....one third of the way completed: Guest Blog written by Pravesh Mehra
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIAN HADGRAFT: January 26, 2010
      DAY OFF - Exploring Key West: Goodbye Pravesh
      Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling blog entry from his visit in Florida: (last paragraph talks about his ride with Tour de Isidro)
      Day 11 – Key West to Hawk’s Cay on Duck Key: Buzz Beilharz guest blog writer
      Day 12: Hawk's Cay @ Duck Key to Ocean Reef: keep on rolling....
      Day 13: Ocean Reef to South Miami Dadeland: Buzz's last day...Goodbye Buzz
            Pia Cruzalegui - Homestead Media Jive article: Life Doesn’t Stop at Cancer: Crazy Guys on Bikes Take on Florida
      Day 14: South Miami-Dadeland to Margate: to our surprise we found that tailwinds do exist.....
      Day 15: Margate (Pompano Beach): Day off at Maria & Alfredo's castle
      Day 16: Margate (Pompano Beach) to West Palm Beach: Goodbye Maria & Alfredo...thanks for the hospitality...come visit us in Houston
      Day 17: West Palm Beach to Ft. Pierce: the rain stayed away, and we had a southern tailwind!!
      Day 18: Ft. Pierce to Long Point Park: the winds change again
      February 4, 2010 .....World cancer Day: How many lives could be saved with a quick reminder—from someone we trust—urging us to make a simple appointment? 
      Day 19: Long Point Park to Mims (north of Titusville): the weather changes again, and the energizer bunny returns.
      Day 20: Mims to Ormond by the Sea: ….Energizer Bunny continues
      Day 21: Ormond by the Sea to DeLand: Bridge out ahead!!
      Day 22: Deland to Clermont: Super Bowl Sunday.....Cold and thrill hills (yes Virginia, there are hills in Florida)
      Day 23: Clermont to Haines City: Cold day in the middle of Florida
      Day 24: Haines City to Wauchula: warmer morning, rainy afternoon…riding through the orange groves...first dog chase
      Day 25: Wauchula to Port Charlotte: Breakfast with Barb Frueh...cool, strong north winds.
      Thursday, Feb 11...Our Last Day's Progress towards Caspersen Beach: (I will be updating hourly to provide updates on our location)
      Day 26: Port Charlotte to Venice (Caspersen Beach): ....we have arrived!!!!!!
      Tour de Isidro Video created by Pia Cruzalegui: DON'T MISS WATCHING THIS VIDEO!!!!
      Caspersen Beach arrival pictures by guest photographers

Memories and Experiences from my Cycling Adventure: .....a retrospective by Isidro Mendes

Thank you for inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer.: .....final words from George

Riding Statistics: a numbers view of our cycling adventure

Appendix A: Equipment List

Appendix B: About the Lance Armstrong Foundation

Appendix C: Honor Roll

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