With the late start, wind all day, no moon and horrible drivers, we have decided to safely ride in our support vehicle to Pensacola. We made it more than half way, but we can only endure so many close calls. This was a learning experience. There are noticeable differences on how each community treats cyclists. While the majority of communities respected our Sharing the Road, the few that didn’t, caused numerous scary moments. I will never again ride through Gulf Port or Biloxi. Alabama as a whole was okay until dark. Louisiana drivers were accommodating but the roads were rough. We are going to drive to the last transition point and ride it in. I feel like we earned our T-shirt, regardless.
Please continue safely Sharing the Road!