Southern Tier - February, 2008

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Saturday January 26, 2008 - Tour Preparations and Prologue: Much to do

Tuesday February 5, 2008, 5 miles - A Late Start: Glad to Have Made It

Wednesday February 6, 2008, 83 miles - Day 1 - Jacksonville to Live Oak: Hard work but the plan is working

Thursday February 7, 2008, 82 miles - Day 2 - Live Oak to Tallahassee: A fine day

Friday February 8, 2008, 100 miles - Day 3 - Tallahassee to Chipley: This was a tougher test

Saturday February 9, 2008, 98 miles - Day 4 - Chipley to Milton: All is well!

Sunday February 10, 2008, 92 miles - Day 5 - Milton to Mobile: My one day in Alabama

Monday February 11, 2008, 85 miles - Day 6 - Mobile to Wiggins, Mississippi: God was watching over me today

Tuesday February 12, 2008, 67 miles - Day 7 - Wiggins, MS to Franklinton, LA: Cold, soaked but feeling good

Wednesday February 13, 2008, 88 miles - Day 8 - Franklinton to Saint Francisville, LA: Cold, sunny and an obstacle at the end

Thursday February 14, 2008, 12 miles - Day 9 - A rest day in Saint Francisville: The ferry is down, researching alternatives

Friday February 15, 2008, 112 miles - Day 10 - Saint Francisville to Kinder, Louisiana: Fastest day of the trip

Saturday February 16, 2008, 115 miles - Day 11 - Kinder, Louisiana to Kountze, Texas: Storms

Sunday February 17, 2008, 83 miles - Day 12 - Kountze to Conroe: Sunny and windy

Monday February 18, 2008, 94 miles - Day 13 - Conroe, TX to Caldwell, TX: Good Texas roads

Tuesday February 19, 2008, 75 miles - Day 14 - Caldwell, TX to Georgetown, TX: A pleasant day on Texas farm roads

Wednesday February 20, 2008, 70 miles - Day 15 - Georgetown, TX to Llano: Meeting people made the day

Thursday February 21, 2008 - Day 16 - Llano, Texas: Time to rest and observe

Friday February 22, 2008, 80 miles - Day 17 - Llana, TX to Junction, TX: Heading into West Texas

Saturday February 23, 2008, 97 miles - Day 18 - Junction, TX to Ozano, TX: Survival planning

Sunday February 24, 2008, 61 miles - Day 19 - Ozona, TX to Iraan, TX: Under the weather

Monday February 25, 2008, 65 miles - Day 20 - Iraan, TX to Fort Stockton, TX: Dreadful wind from the west

Tuesday February 26, 2008, 54 miles - Day 21 - Fort Stockton, TX to Balmorhea, TX: An easy 54 mile day

Wednesday February 27, 2008 - Day 22 - Rest in peaceful Balmorhea: Time for a break, time for Cheryl to join me

Thursday February 28, 2008, 10 miles - Day 23 - Balmorhea, TX: A second day of rest

Friday February 29, 2008 - Day 24 - Touring in the van, Fort Davis and Big Bend NP: Seeing the sights

Saturday March 1, 2008, 33 miles - Day 25 - Terlingua to El Paso to Las Cruces: An end to van touring and back on the bicycle

Sunday March 2, 2008 - Day 26 - The end of the quest: A "Forrest Gump" moment

Monday March 3, 2008 - Emory Pass, Silver City, New Mexico and meeting Mark, the Crazy German

Wednesday March 5, 2008 - Bisbee, Arizona

Friday March 7, 2008 - Morenci Copper Mine and Springerville, Arizona

Saturday March 8, 2008 - Show Low, Arizona

Monday March 10, 2008 - Sedona, Arizona

Tuesday March 11, 2008 - Prescott, Arizona

Friday March 14, 2008 - Iowa City, a final note