Several weeks ago I met Ken Poindexter and Wendy Broughman in Mallory Square while they posed for a picture in front of the “Mary” (replica 1850′s wrecking vessel). What caught my attention was their recumbent bikes. We started talking about some of the differences between the recumbent and traditional bikes. This conversation was most interesting to me as I have considered riding a recumbent myself and do hope to add one to my collection in the future.
As our conversation continued they told me they were visiting from North Carolina for 9 days and had been cycling the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail and All American Road! Everyday they rode between 40 and 50 mile sections enjoying scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Only in the Florida Keys can you see both bodies of water at the same time. We are so very lucky! One of the highlights of their trip was the 7 Mile Bridge. They even rode it twice. Ken and Wendy used the trail as much as possible and particularly enjoyed riding on the old bridges. The bridges, of course are the original ones built for Henry Flager’s Overseas Railroad in the early 19oo’s.
It was a pleasure to meet Ken and Wendy. I am glad they enjoyed themselves and who knows, maybe next time I’ll be able to join them on their next cycling trip in the Conch Republic.