Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Lake Okeechobee Bike Ride, Photo Coverage

Holiday greeings from the top of Lake Okeechobee -- I'm on top of the earthern berm that surrounds Lake O on the northern end outside the city of Okeechobee. On Friday, I blogged from the road and tonight back in Tampa O share my favorite photos from the 120.3-mile, one-day adventure.

Happy Holiday wishes from J&S Fish Camp -- I'mat Mile 7.

Fishing is a big part of the Lake Okeechobee economy.

After cycling from Port Mayaca to Okeechobee, I went from the road to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail early in the morning and saw some local cyclists.

I'm on US 27 in Clewiston and Miami is 89 miles away. US 27 was the old way people used to drive to Miami from the Midwest before I-75 was built. People still take US 27 when they want to see Old Florida.

In Clewiston, home of Big Sugar, I saw this rig.

While sailing along the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail between Clewiston and South Bay, The Big Lake was on my left.

Here's an impressive piece of Lake Okeechobee Trail infrastructure -- a bridge between Clewiston and South Bay.

This sanitation company had a holiday-theme promotion for its services in South Bay about 93 miles into the ride.

Drafting on State Road 715 in the Belle Glade-Pahokee area.

A sign favorite when I bike The Big O -- it's about five miles from the end.

I'm on the US 441 bridge that spans the St. Lucie Canal at Port Mayaca. Looking west at the end of the Lake O ride.

Miles clocked Friday.

1 comment:

Charles Rinehart said...

Another excellent blog, info, and photos on this trail Alan. I enjoyed. All the best.