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Warm Weather Riding in Florida’s January

Having just proved it was possible to ride a bike in winter and in really cold weather, it is nice to be back in South Florida.

Singer Island Bike Loop

From my house in Palm Beach Gardens, up to PGA Boulevard, onto and down the island to Blue Heron and then back home is about 17 miles, give or take. Don’t ride during rush hour and you won’t have any problems with traffic. The road could use some repaving (and a bike lane) but isn’t bad.
Here are a couple photos from today. It was about 75 degrees this morning when I took the pictures with my not-so-wonderful cell phone camera. All in all, it was a pretty sweet ride. What I liked best is that it didn’t take me 45 minutes to put on enough clothes to go outside without freezing.

Juno Beach is Also Pretty in Winter

These two pictures were taken at Juno Beach on January 8. It was a fairly chilly 68 degrees when I left the house.

Juno Beach, Looking North

Several painters were out this morning and had set up on the beach.

Come to Florida and Bike This Winter

You northern folks need to come on down to Florida. We still have another month or so of nice weather. You, on the other hand, will be dropping salt on your roads for another couple months. Take a cycling vacation. Your riding buddies up north will be so jealous of your miles and your tan.

—Matt

2 comments to Warm Weather Riding in Florida’s January

  • kls

    Kid,

    That LAST thing this state needs is more people, even if they are cyclists.

    Instead of touting the great weather, you should be talking about the gator that tried to eat the guy in John Prince Park this week, the concrete-eating termites, the monster lizard epidemic, the proliferation of pythons that are big enough to swallow a gator, the walking catfish and, scariest of all, the Wild Hydrilla that are taking over the lakes and canals.

    And, don’t forget the monster Palmetto Bugs, with a wingspan of up to six inches. (They’re called Palmetto Bugs because if you called them cockroaches, which is what they are, even Floridians would leave the state.)

  • Lurch1

    I suspect anyone who lives north of Gainesville will crack up at your “fairly chilly” 68 degrees. They probably wear shorts in that weather.

    Ken’s comment makes him sound like Carl Hiaasen, the Chamber of Commerce’s worst enemy, and someone I admire and agree with.

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