I started at Hollywood Beach and pedalled until land ran out at South Pointe Park Pier. I stayed as close to the beachs as possible, but had to get on A1A for some of the ride. This took me through Hallandale, Haulover Beach, Golden Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami Beach, Bay Harbour Islands, Surfside, South Beach, and South Pointe Pier. I took a few pictures along the way.
I started the ride from Juno Beach this morning and quickly joined two road bikers — Edwin and Chris. We rode from Juno Beach to a very large outdoor Green Market in West Palm Beach and back. After returning to Juno Beach, I snapped a few pictures of the beach area, featuring the ocean-loving canine Marley.
When I stopped by Bicycle World in Jupiter yesterday, the guys in the store told me about a 15 mile loop from John D MacArthur park in Palm Springs Gardens. I rode the loop twice, and stopped often to take pictures of stuff that caught my eye. The weather was perfect.
Today I bicycled 100 miles. It’s the first time I’ve done that since 1996 – 18 years ago. After being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, I had convinced myself that I would never do a century again. But over 2 years ago, I started listening to the nutritional advice of Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Dean Ornish, John McDougall, T. Colin Campbell, Jeff Novick, and others with a similar message. With their advice, I lost a ton of weight and my lab values normalized. I no longer have chest pains or shortness of breath, something I had even after earlier conventional treatment.
After my 60th birthday in October, I began to think a century ride might be possible.
Kudos to the folks at City Bikes in Aventura for repairing my bike — with great service, good prices, and on time. The bike travels on a ladder rack on the back of the Roadtrek. While I was backing into a parking spot, a stump jumped forward to demolish the left shift and brake lever. The stump refused to admit guilt.