Day 2 of the Cross-Florida bike tour began in Lakeland, Florida with a serene morning palling around with exotic birds. With 51 miles of riding ahead of me, I got an early start knowing there was a small stretch of questionable riding towards the end in Kissimmee.
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The Journal: Cross-Florida Bike Tour, Part 2
Lakeland, FL to Kissimmee, FL
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Miles biked: 51
Orange groves: 2
Alpaca encounters: several
Sweet paved trail miles: 5
Transit fast forwards avoided: 1
Incomplete sidewalk connections: zero (woo hoo!)
Theme park hotel bars: 2
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