Well, that’s it. At a little before noon today, we walked our bikes onto the beach at Anastasia State Park, doused each other in celebratory Coca-Cola, and just like that, our 49-day bike ride became something we did, and not something we’re doing. Maybe tomorrow I will realize it’s over, but I haven’t quite processed it yet.
Tony put together a very special playlist for our short ride into St. Augustine today, including:
- The A-Team Theme
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Hold On – Wilson Phillips
- We Built This City – Starship
- Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue
- Blackened – Metallica
- Angelf&#% – The Misfits
- King Of The Road – Roger Miller
We flew down Highway 207 all the way here, and were welcomed by a screaming woman wearing a Big City Mountaineers T-shirt about a block before we were to ride over the Bridge of Lions. Barbara Bain and her daughter Alli had driven down from Jacksonville to greet us and escort us to the beach. We biked a short few miles on A1A and rolled onto sand, took some photos, and turned around and rode to A1A Cycle Works to drop off our bikes for shipment.
Now I’m off my bike. Which means I lived through the bike ride of my life.