🚴♂️ Bike from Miami to Key Largo
This summer, I embarked on a fun challenge: a 150-mile bike ride from Miami to Key Largo and back, accompanied by my friend Slavo.
Our training began a month earlier, with early mornings spent cycling through Miami's quiet streets.
The highlight was a challenging but exhilarating 60-mile (100km) round trip to Ft. Lauderdale, setting the stage for our main adventure.
The real test started a week later.
Seeking to avoid the traffic-heavy highways, we took a detour through the Everglades on the L-31e Biscayne Trail. This path, however, brought its own trials: navigating swamps and facing swarms of relentless bugs.
Leaving the wilds of the Everglades, we felt a wave of relief and accomplishment.
Our reward was a peaceful night on a houseboat in Key Largo, a serene contrast to the day's chaos.
In total we biked ~150mi (~240km) from Miami to Key Largo and back, over the course of 3 days, on and off road, rain or shine.
Two key insights emerged from our pedals:
Before this trip, a 20-mile ride was my limit. Surpassing that to 60 miles in a day, and 150 miles over three days, was a testament to our potential when we push our boundaries.
Having a specific objective transformed my routine biking into a purpose-driven pursuit. It's remarkable how a clear goal can motivate you to rise at dawn with energy and determination.