IBA Lap of Florida Insanity Gold – First Attempt

It was the perfect weekend for doing the Iron Butt Association Lap of Florida Insanity Gold ride. Jacksonville to Fernandina Beach to Perdido Key to Marco Island to Key West and back to Jacksonville in less that 32 hours. Only 5 other IBA members have accomplished this challenging ride. The weather forecast was for sunny skies, temps in the 70s-80s during the day and mid-50s to mid-60s at night. The bike was prepped, the route was planned, the bags were packed and off I went at 4:45 am yesterday to begin the ride. I stopped at the Gate gas station on Old St. Augustine Road at I-295 to get my first receipt of the ride and then it was North on I-295 to 9A over the Dames Point Bridge and the exit to Heckscher Drive. (more…)

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