Bike Trip Tailgating! Bike Trip Tailgating!
Saturday September 6, 2015 Madison, FL -> Tallahassee: 60 miles Average speed: 12mph Time on bikes: 5.09hrs  We ended up not camping outside the... Bike Trip Tailgating!
Saturday September 6, 2015
Madison, FL -> Tallahassee: 60 miles
Average speed: 12mph
Time on bikes: 5.09hrs 
We ended up not camping outside the fire station in Madison.
We were in our tent about to go to sleep and a fireman came outside and said
that we should sleep in the front office because a bad storm was coming. That
was super nice of him & we had to pack up everything we had just unpacked
so it wouldn’t get wet.  Lets just say we
slept very well all thanks to the Madison Fire Department.
The day pretty much consisted of pedaling. Just keep rollin,
rollin, rollin. We stopped by a farmers market and got scuppernongs, peaches,
& a banana and it was so delicious!! 
The peaches were amazing.  For a
snack we usually just eat cashews,  a
granola bar, or beef jerky that our friend Trey made for us (thanks
Trey!!).  But it was nice having
delicious juicy fruit for a change J
I think the only other place where we stopped was a dock that I saw people
fishing off of. It was so pretty I wanted to take a photo break.  See below J
Then we finally got to Tallahassee…whew!! I did not know
that there were hills in this part of Florida, or in Florida in general.  With that being said I will probably not be
biking through Tallahassee again. That city is one giant hill.  We happened to be biking into the city the
same day there was a big football game so (Joe is now writing the rest of
this post
) that was fun! We ended up tailgating with my friend Jason Cook’s
friends that he got us in touch with. As we were waiting to meet up we met some
other locals that we had some food and drinks with as well. The entire
tailgating experience was pretty fun. A storm started coming up on us pretty
quick so we rushed out of the stadium area a bit abruptly to find the warm
showers place we were staying. We found it just before the rain and the hosts
were more than welcoming. The guys were all avid cyclists and have done and
were planning their own bike tours. Also college students at FSU and worked at
local bike shops as well as did bike delivery for Jimmy Johns subs. They made
us a delicious dinner as well, home made mac and cheese and steamed broccoli.
Exactly what we needed! One of them was working that night doing deliveries
from 11-4:30AM! Cycling! So he was extremely generous and let Devon and I sleep
in his bed. He figured we would be up only an hour after he got home any way. He
was correct. 5:30 AM our day started again.

A
Joe & Devon

JoeRuscito

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”