Orlando Day 2 (0 miles)

Today was our second day in Orlando and our last day off from cycling before the home stretch into Tallahassee. We were able to sleep in until 8 a.m. and catch up on some much needed rest. This morning the team made a friendship visit to an Easter Seals center to work with people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We helped run the center’s carnival for their members, celebrating national older

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Orlando (40 miles)

This morning we hit the road at sunrise for our two-day stay in Orlando. The ride got off to a nice start until we discovered that there was a half Ironman competition taking place on our route. Oh, and Lance Armstrong was one of the participating athletes, which is pretty neat. After about 45 minutes in the vans, we were able to get the bikes off the roof and finish

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Lakeland (30 miles)

This morning we saddled up (our bikes) and rode back to Davis Island where we were treated to a breakfast of eggs, pancakes, and bacon. After breakfast we hit the road headed for Lakeland. It was a tough ride not in terms of distance but rather because of an unexpected construction detour, crowded roads, and strong head winds. My pace line also faced two flat tires. Despite these complications, the

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Tampa Day 2 (0 miles)

Today was our second day in Tampa and the first of two non-cycling days. We made a friendship visit to the Murray Child Development Center at Easter Seals. The organization provided us with a great breakfast of coffee, donuts, and bagels. After breakfast, the team split up into classrooms to spend some time with the kids. I went to a Head Start class, where preschool age children from low socioeconomic

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