Beautiful day starting out today, warm and it even got hot in the afternoon. We had a great tailwind until around noon and it switched to a headwind. We road along the beach on A1A from ST Augustine Beach, through Flagler Beach, and down to Ormond Beach. It was a nice uneventful ride.
We are staying with Jeff, a dear friend of ours who we’ve known for 20 years. Jeff owns an Ace Hardware store (is there any other?) in Ormond Beach. Jim worked with him at Ace and we all became great friends. We had many good times together. We are thankful for his hospitality. It will be great to spend some time catching up.
Tomorrow we will continue south down the coast.
A very windy day, headwinds of course, which made this a very hard and long ride. We rode US 1 almost all the day. The roads were fine but busy. We ran into Bill, also riding to Key West from VA, who we had met on the Jamestown Ferry back in Williamsburg. We spent some time swapping stories. A little later on in the day we met Dave, Walter, and Vinny 3 retired cops from NJ also riding to Key West. They were riding in honor of a brother officer. We kept running into each other all day. We chatted a lot and with the slow pace we rode due to the wind, we were thankful to make the hotel before dark. We were very happy to get off the bikes.