#SD2KW, Day 60, Vero Beach to Juno Beach, 77 Miles | Mother Mother Ocean

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Today’s nearly constant companion was the Atlantic Ocean. We hugged her coastline most all day and when weaned away we found ourselves crossing bridges and causeways over the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers.

We have truly come full circle from the below freezing temps at high elevation in the Sonoran desert over 3,000 miles ago to the warm world of water here in Florida.

At times it was hard to stay on the bike. As the day went on it got sunnier and she kept coaxing us away from the road to the beach.

As we have less than a week of riding we’ve started rehashing our journey and thinking about our next one. We know one thing, we’re going to look at replacing the mountain bike tires on our Cutthroats with some thinner tires (still tubeless) for over-the-road bike travel. Rolling mountain bike tires over 3,400 miles of nearly all pavement has probably been a little harder than it could have been on thinner tires. 🤣

Post ride we rinsed bike shorts, charged devices and showered. Since Tom already did his brewery recon we headed strait to Storm House Brewing where we met locals Elise and Jessica.

They were fun to chat with and made us giggle when before we placed our food order they asked us, “So are you going out tonight?” 🤣🤣🤣 We looked at each other and then at these cute young ladies (one in her 30’s and one in her 40’s) and said we ARE out and after we eat we’re going to bed. Just call us grandma and gramps. #oldgeezers

The ACA route has taken us riding on interstates, through four state capitals and too many tiny towns to count. Some of the roads have been in poor condition and through what many would call rough neighborhoods and other roads have led us down pristine paved paths amongst the enormously wealthy. Today was one of those days.

We knew we were “on to something” by taking note of the driveway materials, the impeccable landscaping and the fact the homes were not visible from the street and most were beach front. Jupiter Island is considered one of the most prestigious places to live in the United States. We didn’t know this at the time but at some point along the nine mile route on the island we passed Tiger Woods’ house.

Tent spots are hard to find these days so it looks like we won’t be breaking out the tent for a couple more nights. Not mad about the indoor flushers at night and fluffy towels. And it won’t be long before we are surrounded by Mother Ocean and tenting again.

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15 thoughts on “#SD2KW, Day 60, Vero Beach to Juno Beach, 77 Miles | Mother Mother Ocean”

  1. Glad you are wrapped in the warmth and beauty of the ocean. It beats being cold and having to move fast! Haha! Still trying to play pball in the wind out here in Westfield, but May break the 50s today! Thanks for sending sun and warmth our way, sista’ and pedal on to that big buoy in KW!

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  2. Oh gosh, love that song. Your videos are so good I’m going to start over at the Pacific after you get done. I expect the trip thru Miami will be a trip after the solitude of the western desert. Stay in the ride.

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    1. Awww you are so kind Garry – I might even look at a few when we get home since I seldom look at them now. Too busy getting the next one made. We made it through Miami and Miami Beach this morning. Florida City here we come!


  3. Still loving the daily updates. Keep on going!

    I chuckled at the story of “going out”. I’ve had a similar experience on tour.

    When you’re back and settled in, I’d love to meet up some time to discuss some of your lessons learned. I’d like to do the southern tier some day as well, but trying to decide if I’d do camping or perhaps have my wife sag for me.

    Blessings and prayers for safety. Peace.

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    1. Yes we would love to meet up or FaceTime – whatever works for you. Would you contact us so we can get organized with our thoughts? We will get some notes together for you.


      1. When you get home and settled back in, ping me and we can set up a zoom or something. Nothing urgent, could be later this spring/summer even. You can drop me a note with your contact info at: jm _@_ Coriale _dot_ org (trying to keep the spam-bots away). I’ll reply by email with real contact info.


  4. Oh – one more thought. Tires. Very personal choice and lots of opinions 🙂

    I’m a fan of Schwalbe marathon + tires because they’re bullet proof, but I have a new favorite. They came as factory installs on my touring bike. I’ve got several thousand miles on them with nearly no wear and only one flat. They ‘re a great compromise for mud and pavement touring. A relatively smooth tread, but they do OK in trail mud when it gets a bit yucky. Specialized “Sawtooth 2Bliss”


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    1. Love the Schwalbes and we used them on Northern Tier. Need more info to see if we can use a tubeless set up on them. We def need to have a convo about your touring. 😊


  5. I remember asking you in the beginning about tires. I didn’t want to be that guy who tells you what tires to use so I kept my mouth shut. I hope you settle on good rollers. We switched to Rene Herse Fleecer Ridge for our Italy gravel ride. I love your description of ocean view riding. So enticing. I probably love it as much as you do. I love your ride.

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    1. I remember you asking! We gave it some thought but in the end just went with our Maxis 2.2 tires. They’re fine and super durable and roll over everything. We probably just had to work a little harder 🤣 We are going to do a little investigating. 🤙🏻 can’t wait to see how your Italy ride goes. We would love to do that some day!


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