Out favourite place and go to spot for a long ride in the cold weather is Shark Valley We loaded up the bikes and headed west 30 miles.
|loaded up and ready.|
|It was a glorious weather day. (Rosie has a new bike)|
|and we were off, 15 miles lay ahead but we were ready.|
|so many beautiful birds|
|This Anhinga is warming himself|
|as is this one|
|at the 7 mile mark is this observation tower. we climbed to the top and observed|
|it was pretty cold up there|
|sunny and cold|
|the water in the Everglades is crystal clear|
|Hello. There were a few alligators on the roadway but less than I expected to see. I thought they would be sunning themselves due to the cold.|
|Not a cloud, anywhere.|
|one of our eleventy billion breaks.|
|even though it was cold, 52 degrees they wanted to end the day with ice cream|
|It's important to wear a helmet when eating ice cream.|
They both got new helmets and they are fabulous. Helmets here make you so sweaty but these are really lightweight and very well ventilated. They have both complained constantly in the past about wearing them but neither one said a word yesterday, being that we live in Flori-DUH bike helmets are required by law but motorcycle helmets are not! We have idiots making our laws.
As for the gators, they don't bother you and of course you leave WELL alone. There was a huge one at one point, clear across the road, we were alone and I was a little jumpy about passing it but we had no choice, we could turnabout and bike back on ourselves 12 miles or pass this gator and go forward 3. I sent Ro first and just told her to ride like the wind, Lily did the same and I yelled later gator and went last. He didn't flinch.
It was a gorgeous day and I hope we get another chance to do it again this year.