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Southern Tier - Sat Nov 9, 2019

Day 56

Dauphin Island Alabama to Perdido Key Florida

I caught the first ferry off Dauphin Island at 8am. I’m glad to be moving again. Even though I only accomplished 45 miles today, it felt like more. I wasn’t strong mentally today, too much on my mind. I’m outside Pensacola, planning to make my way into town tomorrow then spend tomorrow night there in a hotel. So I can get to a bike shop first thing Monday morning.

I need a different seat on the bike. The one I put on in Austin is just too uncomfortable. After 40 miles I’m ready to get off the bike. I need a saddle that will allow me to go 60 or 70 or more comfortably. Hopefully I’ll take care of that on Monday.

It will take 10 days to get to St. Augustine from Pensacola. I’m going to try and cut that to 8, but that will depend largely on how the new saddle feels. I’m going to put on a B17. It would take the bike shop a week to get a C17 in stock, so I don’t have a lot of options.

Oh ya, I’m tired even though I’m coming off a day of rest. Tomorrow will be a really short day. Just 20 miles. Monday I’ll have to start kicking it again.

Miles: 45

Didn’t have the wind to make it in to Pensacola.