Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 152  Harbour Cay Club, Marathon, FL
Monday, January 24, 2011

 View of the gulf from our bow at Harbour Cay Club

 Tiki bar close to Harbour Cay Club

View of the gulf from the Tiki bar

 Bicycles are our only transportation once we get into a port, so they are a vital part of our trip.  The bikes that we brought from home (that we hadn’t ridden for a long time!) are good men’s long-distance cruising bikes with downward handlebars that require us to lean forward and support our upper bodies with our arms as we ride.  This made riding uncomfortable for me, so we went to a bike shop to find a different style.  We found a hybrid road/mountain bike that seemed to fit the bill.  It allows me to sit upright without leaning on my arms.  It has the bigger tires of a mountain bike and shifters on the handlebars rather than the crossbar. 
So we rented a hybrid and took it for a test drive.  It was a good ride.  After several miles we stopped at the Tiki Bar, an attractive 5-year old resort on the gulf side beach.  Nice place.  We rode back to the boat and had supper on board.   I liked the bike, and I’m seriously considering buying the new one.  

 Total miles: 0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0

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