Saturday, February 14, 2009
Don't worry- the alligators didn't eat us
Some images of us biking during the epic 90 mile day from tampa to Lakeland.
...if it weren't for the alligators I would sleep out in the woods...
Hi everyone, Lylee Here-
I know you may be wondering if we even made it through the Everglades- sorry for our long lack of blogging it's been quite a busy week or so since we were in Tampa, and every so often when one of us thought to put up a post it was mentally too exhausting to go back to Tampa, to write our updates in order. So here is a beginning attempt at what we have been up to. Photos, video clips, and many stories to come.
We left Tampa and biked down to Sarasota where we played a show at New college. Art and I went thrifting and set up shop screen printing a batch of shirts, finally getting to use the screen and ink that we biked 500 miles around Florida only to be extra weight.
The show at new college was a benefit for the local radio station WSLR http://wslr.org/
check them out, they are doing amazing things. A local organization for bicycles and alternative transit in Sarasota tabled too- they are doing good work around making Sarasota an easier place to bike and walk- good luck! it was really scary to bike there. Cars were some of the meanest we've encountered yet.
from there we spent a long day of biking but I think we had pretty good weather. We rolled in to North Ft. Meyers only to see that the North and Ft. Meyers are separated by water and many huge bridges connecting the two. Our group was split up in to two and as Shannon and I approached the bridge in to the city, exhausted from a long day in the middle of traffic, we get up to the bridge and see a busy 4 lane with no shoulder and a sign that reads "no bikes, or pedestrians" so we detour a few miles and find another one that will let us through. Eventually we finally make it to our friend Nate's house who lets us overrun his abode with cooking, sleeping, games of poop smoothie (like charades but more fun)
We are being fed Tostones (Fried Plantain= yum!) and guacamole- and food comes before everything these days, so I must pause, but more updates soon.
hearts and spokes!