It's nearly noon and we've reached 99 miles here in Bartow in Polk County. Steve popped out of the SAG for some bike action -- see photo below -- and the Ocean2Gulf Bill Fox Memorial Ride is on schedule. The Trek 5200 road bike has performed well. The easterly breezes have shifted and now there's a breeze out of the southwest, with the heat beginning to rise. It's going to be in the 90s soon.
SR 60 is flat and rural from Bartow to the Brandon suburbs, some 20-25 miles to the west. More late when he get into the Brandon-Tampa area. Enjoy the photos.