Originally posted by MB1 in the forums… click here for the original post.
It was freezing when we woke up but by the time we had our bikes put together and took a little spin we were in summer clothes. Had a great dinner watching the sunset from outside on the patio.
Of course there was a little flight to Florida in between our waking up and that riding.
Lakes and Hills.
For the last 3 years we had ridden Gator Week in Florida, actually an 8 day supported tour doing about 100 miles a day. We liked the distance but most of the route was not all that scenic and the places we stayed were not all that good. One part of the ride we always enjoyed was the rolling hills and lakes just west of Orlando in Central Florida.
So this year we decided to base ourselves out of Clermont in Lake County and do a whole bunch of loop rides.
Miss M did all the research and somehow managed to pick the highest hotel in Florida for our base. Now of course we are not talking any real elevation but every ride started with a couple miles of cruising downwards and finished with some out of the saddle. It cracked me up every time.
We quickly figured out why it was named “Lake County”. On the windy days there was nothing to block the howling winds-worse than hills actually.
Sure was pretty though.
…the rest of the ride report can be found in our forums here.