Sunday, April 24, 2016

This Time, Let's Head South To Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach

Time to squeeze every last mile out of this gorgeous late April weather here in Florida because soon the summer monsoons will be here and dry 80s weather will be a distant memory. So it was a 74-miler down to Fort Pierce and Jensen Beach with a route following the Intracoastal down to Fort Pierce (Old Dixie Highway), then A1A to Jensen Beach before crossing the Indian River and taking Indian River Drive back to Fort Pierce and then A1A back to Vero.

Fort Pierce is a rednecky fisherman town (it's not called Okeechobee-on-the-Atlantic for nothing) and they take their fishing seriously here.

I dig pelicans down here.

So, it's cool that the city or someone installed a bike tool set at the oceanfront park.

Thing is, this being Florida, the tools rust pretty easily.

The A1A stretch from Fort Pierce to Jensen Beach is known for its nature and twin nuclear power units.

After taking the Jensen Beach bridge from A1A to Indian River Drive, it was time to head north and bike the return 37 miles back to Vero. Along Indian River Drive, there's a guy who enjoys painting this to keep up with current events.

And thank you John and Brenda who pulled me along Indian River Drive to Fort Pierce.

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