Day 50 began at the Suwannee River State Park where the team cycled off to earn some miles for Ray Spooner, whom we had met the day before. While I traveled to the motel a few miles from the town of Madison to alert Ray’s team to terrible road conditions for his next 12 miles, our GGJV team traveled on to Welborn. They stoppped at Bill’s Butts BBQ for a great breakfast, great service, great hospitality and cheap prices.
Meanwhile I had located Ray and his team and advised them that the next 12 miles of their route was being paved and the surface of the shoulder was criss-cross corrugated and not suitable to his trike or the single riders with him. They were grateful and mapped out a different route.
The team spent the day traveling to O’Leno State Park on back country roads with beautiful farms and not much traffic.
Kim took charge of dinner (again) and used the leftover chicken to make a scrumptious Chicken Cacciatore dish with vegetables we had purchased from the TomatoMan (a roadside produce stand) the day before. After another campfire, the team tucked in for a restful night sleep.
Tomorrow’s plan is Gainesville and beyond.