Florida Bicycle Tour

Team Clint

Complete! 810 Miles Down, 0 To Go

Posted October 22, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

Last night after the meeting I did as I said I would do and fell asleep under the stars on the roof of an old fort looking structure. Sounds romantic right? Nope. Around 2am, it started raining. I somehow managed to get down to my bicycle and only skin my shin to the point of …

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Otter Springs

Posted October 21, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

I’d be remiss if I didn’t honorably mention Otter Springs. That place is absolutely amazing. Springs, a heated pool, room to roam, bordering the Suwannee River, and a lot of cool events. The people working there couldnlt be more welcoming or friendly. The Property Manager, Dan who is also the local Town Manager, is someone …

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763 Miles Down, 47 To Go

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Today was a fun ride with nothing but tail winds, 360 degree views, turqoise waters, and gorgeous bike trails. All in all, an awesome ride! Along the path were thousands of these giant iguanas. I mean a LOT of them. They kept zipping into the woods about 15 yards in front of the bicycle and …

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708 Miles Down, 102 To Go

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I took off out of my BBQ paradise and had to take back streets around my planned route which was under construction. Pretty fun ride until I hit the 30+ MPH headwinds trying to go up the Key Largo bridge. That was extremely unpleasant but the view from the top was pretty cool. The sister …

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640 + 18 Miles Down, 152 To Go

Posted October 19, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

I left out of Hard Rock Hotel after a swim & waffle breakfast around 10am refreshed & rejuvinated. Geez those beds are amazing. I flew through town and had a lot of fun zipping through the various side streets probably a little too fast. A couple times a big, broken, tire-popping, section of concrete would sneak …

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584 Miles Down, 226 To Go

Posted October 18, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  1 Comment

I left Lantana around 9 for another day of ocean-side cruising with a tailwind, but not before taking advantage of a superior breakfast at the new Holiday Inn. Another high review! Not long into the day, I met a guy named Wayne from Wales, Europe who I rode with for about 25 miles. He kept the …

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530 Miles Down, 280 To Go

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Leaving Port St Lucie, I didn’t feel all that great. I would love to have stayed there a week but the road and the challenge beckoned my attention. I made it to the ocean in short order and it was exciting to look at the big giant sea for a minute. About 35 miles in, I …

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468 Miles Down, 342 To Go

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I left YeeHaw Junction pretty early so I could get to the coast before the wind got too bad. On the way in I was flagged down by a woman in front of a TA who was following the trip and brought inside to meet with staff and have a cold drink. As I made …

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HALFWAY! 402 Miles To Go

Posted October 15, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

As I mentioned, I camped out last night at Hollowpaw Baptist Church courtesy of some great folks working on the building. According to a worker, after Obama was elected, a group of satanists set the old church building on fire. They are just now wrapping up the construction of the new facility and it’s really nice. …

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349 + 23 Miles Down, 438 To Go

Posted October 14, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  1 Comment

Today was a great day! I was dropped off where I left off around 6:30 this morning which wasn’t very fun but it left a lot of daylight to goof off at the cool stops scheduled. The West-Orange Trail is second to none when it comes to bike traffic. The path is perfect, it’s scenic …

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302 Miles Down, 508 To Go

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Today I was excited to ride through DeBary. I left Deleon Springs with extremely sore thighs not being helped by the cold air and rolled into JC’s bike shop where the owner JC Figueredo joined the tour and showed me what professional biking looks like. Coming into DeBary, Chris Goodreau, an outdoor enthusiast that regularly runs 100 …

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228 + 27 Miles Down, 555 To Go

Posted October 12, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  1 Comment

As of 23 minutes ago, TeamClint.com has 3000 subscribers! Please keep sharing and help me get DeBary known around the state & beyond as a great place to live and play! This is 2 days of posts due to circumstances… As I mentioned, Sunday was a late start from tire problems. The tubes kept going …

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159 Miles Down, 651 To Go

Posted October 11, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  3 Comments

Late start yesterday as I spent the morning taking in some bluegrass, touring the grounds at Otter Springs with Property Manager Dan & Director of Activities and Events Debbi, and generally enjoying the whole place. It is going to take an entire post of it’s own to describe it all that I’ll get to later. Getting …

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116 Miles Down, 694 To Go

Posted October 9, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

Live Track didn’t work today. I called Garmin and they said they don’t know what’s wrong but to try again tomorrow. Sorry. As you may know, I’ve accepted a challenge by someone who wishes to remain anonymous that if I make it to Key West on schedule and with no money or means of getting …

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61 Miles Down, 749 To Go

Posted October 8, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  1 Comment

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to present details about the trip live at the Fox 35 studios at 7:40AM. The council meeting that same night ran really late so by the time I got home and finished preparing (18 hours after I woke up that day) it was 1:30 before I got to sleep. My alarm …

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A Day of “Preparation”

Posted October 6, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

I’ve had a cavity on a top molar that I wanted to get taken care of before embarking so I went to see Dr. Montz at River City Dentistry. A little drilling revealed that the decay had spread deeper than anticipated and I’d need a root canal. The office worked diligently with the Endodontist Dr. Lipkin and was able …

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The Extent of my Training

Posted October 4, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

This morning, my wife Alicia & I had the opportunity to ride in an event out of Lake Mary. All of the 3 routes went through DeBary and it seemed like a great opportunity to test out the gear. Being the first time on a bike in years, it felt pretty good, although much of that …

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Gaining Momentum

Posted October 1, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

As we are only 1 week from the start, the momentum is really picking up! The media is getting enthusiastic, businesses & leaders are supporting & sponsoring, other cities and their locals are reaching out to be a part of the adventure… very exciting indeed. A few updates: I’ve been provided a Garmin Edge 1000 GPS unit & …

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Sponsors

Posted September 26, 2015  /   By Clint Johnson  /  0 Comments

Thank you to all the sponsors & supporters that helped make this trip happen!                                                    All proceeds benefit Friends of Volusia Trails

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Route

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The final route for the bicycle trip!  Start date in Tallahassee: Thursday, October 8th, 2015 Riding through Deland, DeBary, & Sanford: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 Anticipated end date in Key West: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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