Riding to Venice...Florida! - Heading South For a Promise of A Warmer Winter - CycleBlaze

February 21, 2019

Riding to Venice...Florida!

St Pete's to Venice

We loaded up the bikes in Dennises Suburban and headed out the driveway. I took a shot of the Casita for Emma.
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Dennis is going to drive us over the Big Bridge from St Petersburg to Bradenton. Bikes aren't allowed.
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Tampa Bay
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Is this it? No, not yet.
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This is IT!
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Dennis dropped us off at the Post Office in Bradenton. Emma had another bag fall apart - the screw's are going to need to be replaced. They keep falling out. She stole a screw from another place on her bag and we will find some screws at another hardware store for her. 

We rode along through different towns on roads that were somewhat busy but with very nice shoulders or bike lanes so we just cruised along until we got to Sarasota. We stopped for a very nice lunch in Sarasota. 

Shortly after lunch we got on the Sarasota/Venice bike path and we were on bike path the rest of the way to our warmshowers - Shawn and Cecelia.
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Riding over waterways as we come into Venice
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Turtle along the path
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Bill ShaneyfeltMight be a cooter. Can't tell for sure without better detail of head.
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/herpetology/florida-amphibians-reptiles/turtles/
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Janet Anspach-RickeyTo Bill ShaneyfeltHe was sunning but turned around and was scooting away when I quick took his picture.
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Bill ShaneyfeltTo Janet Anspach-RickeyYup, turtles are difficult because they are so shy.
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Venetian Waterway
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Cecelia made a delicious pasta and salad dinner.
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Shawn builds batteries!!! He rode around the whole country on his ebike and it could go 120 miles a day!
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Today's ride: 39 miles (63 km)
Total: 5,086 miles (8,185 km)

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