I parked next to Minneola Lake and on a lovely morning of sun and 70 degrees, shoved off on a day that was also very windy, Sunday, 20mph out of the NW.
I reached the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and there as usual was the home where a retired air force guy puts out fresh water for cyclists, every day. I'd like to meet him some day and express my gratitude for his service to cyclists and our country.
After slogging through hills that few of you would believe are possible in Florida, I headed east and eventually got into flat land, stopped at a gas station for the usual stuff and headed back to Clermont, finishing with 57 miles and 2300' of climbing. My legs were toast after this ride came on the heels of others the previous days. Well, got to make the short drive to Orlando on Monday and check in to the Rosen Plaza for a few days of hanging out with boring golfer people.