All right it’s Day 2, and we’re off to a rough start! My tire is still causing some problems as we discover a side wall rupture. The problem is we are no where near a bike shop and it’s before opening time regardless. Seth lives up to the hacks name and comes up with a great solution that lasts us all the way into Key Largo, where we stop at a really great bike shop.
Next it’s time to refuel and boost morale with a Publix sub and gatorade. We still have 50 some odd miles to go, and it’s getting late into the day, but hey, that doesn’t stop of from taking a pit stop at the local brewery for a couple cold ones.
Spirits are the highest they have been, and we are crushing miles on our liquid fuel…. right up until I lose my focus for a split second and crash right on the highway. The ebb and flow is real and just like that we are in the pits as I have fallen right on the shoulder I dislocated a couple months ago.
Will my shoulder be ok to continue on? The sun is setting and we are still 25 miles from our destination. Will we make it to Marathon?
Check back soon for Episode 3 of our wild Florida Keys Bikepacking adventure!