Wow - what an amazing start to our trip! We really couldn't have picked a better place to start. Beautiful, warm, unbelievably nice people... we had a blast in Key West.
We connected with Clinton, a native Key West "Conch" and leader of a cycling group called the Mile Zero Heroes, via his blog the Conch Republic Cyclist, (http://conchrepubliccyclist.com/). He served as Key West's finest tour guide and arranged a pre-trip reception for us at Cowboy Bills bar with the Mile Zero Heroes. It was super motivating to meet local cyclists that are excited about what we're doing right before we kicked off. We were surprised to discover that though Key West seems like paradise for cyclists that are everywhere in the city, the fatality rate for peds/cyclists is actually very high. Safe routes are needed here!
|Clinton, a great new friend
|A conch-playing lesson - thanks for the perfect gift!
|Mile Zero Heroes and RASR
|US-1 Mile Zero
|RASR+Hannah at the southernmost point
|Second of five flats on the day
|Pit stop at Baby's Coffee - amazing coffee!
|Ophthalmologists with the Baby's logo
|Awesome lunch stop