Category Archives: ECBT

ECBT – Gear Retrospective

Being a beginner to bicycle touring and this being my first long tour, I fretted over my packing list for weeks. Of course, this wasn’t continual work. But I started planning weeks ahead of time and would frequently revisit the … Continue reading

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ECBT – Route Retrospective

Leg 1 – Panama City Beach, FL to Destin, FL Planned: here Actual: here Blog/photos: here We rode the last 30 miles of this route in pretty serious rain so my memory of it is colored a bit. However, doing … Continue reading

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ECBT – Leg 6

Leg 6 was a tough, tough day. We could see that rain was coming in, but the forecast showed it peaking around 3 am. I hoped it would just rain during the night and leave us a good day to … Continue reading

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ECBT – Leg 5

Our stop on leg 4 was Shepard State Park in Gautier, MS. It is a small park and fairly remote. Since it is mostly swampland, the bugs were a problem. I guess it is too early for the mosquitos, but … Continue reading

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ECBT – Leg 4

We got an early start today to try to beat the heat. We’re both a bit sunburned so we wanted to ge the bulk of our riding done by lunch. I woke a few minutes before 6 and immediately got … Continue reading

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ECBT – Leg 3

I woke about 6:15. Daryl had gotten out early to get photos of the sunrise… I had an early breakfast. Daryl spent a few minutes on the phone with the team he leads, which is distributed between Huntsville and Hyderabad. … Continue reading

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ECBT – Leg 2

We had perfect weather for cycling leg 2, which was 67 miles from Destin to the west side of Pensacola to Big Lagoon State Park. We got a late start, somewhere between 10:30 and 11:00. We stopped for a break … Continue reading

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