Golf Bike Bag

A back roads bicycle and golf tour from Caribou, ME to Key West, FL.

Join in for a ride, a round of golf, or just follow along as man, bike and golf clubs roll slowly south.
May 4 Day 21

May 4 Day 21

Leisurely 35 miles along the Jersey Shore down to Sea Oakes and a quick nine holes. Passed a road sign that reminded me of granddaughter Greta.
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Day 20 Manhattan to Pt Pleasant NJ # 1

Day 20 Manhattan to Pt Pleasant NJ # 1

The travel logistics are getting a little trickier as the journey moves south. We start this  leg in a rental SUV , drive the bike and GBB  from Duxbury to Manhattan, drop off the rental and then get down to business for the pedal down to Va. Beach .At journey’s end, we will ship the bike and GBB  back  and  catch a flight home. Everything went off without a hitch.
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Next leg: Manhattan to Virginia Beach May 3-10

Looking forward to getting back in the saddle and hitting the road for the next leg of the journey. The trip begins early morning Wed May 3 on the NY Waterway Ferry from Wall St for the 1 1/2 hour ride to Pt Pleasant NJ and the start of 8 days working down the coast…… NJ, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
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Day 19 Northport to NYC

Day 19 Northport to NYC

Friday May 20. Enjoyed a nice breakfast of Greek yogurt and fruit with Wayne and then pushed off for NYC. There would be no golf today and some solid mileage ahead working down Pulaski Blvd, to 25B and finally the last long stretch on the Queens Blvd before the Manhattan skyline appeared 23 miles in the distance.
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Day 18 Manorville to Northport

Day 18 Manorville to Northport

Pushed off early from Hotel Indigo for a nice ride along State Rt 25A. Moderate traffic, little wind, decent road surface and a nice shoulder made for a pleasant ride to Smithtown Landing and 12:00 tee time with buddy John Ruggerio.
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Day 17 Sag Harbor to Manorville

Day 17 Sag Harbor to Manorville

Short ride today and no headwind. Leaving Island's End GC it was a short 6 miles to catch the North Ferry over to Shelter Island then 4 miles to catch the South Ferry to Sag Harbor.
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Day 16 Greenport to Sag Harbor

Day 16 Greenport to Sag Harbor

Next door to the brewery is the old Greenport Jail.Built in 1917, this brick and steel building has two cells for men and one for women with each containing a toilet, sink and wooden bench.
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Day 15 Orient, NY ferry to Greenport

Day 15 Orient, NY ferry to Greenport

We pulled into Ferry Terminal just as the gates were closing and hopped on the Henlopen for the 1 hour cruise across Long Island sound over to Orient Point on the NY side at the tip of Long Island.
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Day 14 Newport, RI to New London, CT

Day 14 Newport, RI to New London, CT

Another day of headwind but no golf lined up for the afternoon so will take it slow and smell the roses. Brother Nate in front of his Crossfit 401 gym in Narragansett RI just down the road from the URI. Nate, a former Rugby player, coach and official opened the gym 5 years ago.
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Day 13 Duxbury to Newport National Golf Club

Day 13 Duxbury to Newport National Golf Club

Sunday May 15 brought a steady 25 mph wind out of the southwest as BGB loaded up and headed off to meet good buddies Rick Smith , Gator Cull and Robert MacAllister at Newport National GC in Middleton RI. Touring cyclists are unanimous when it comes to hills vs headwinds…..the hill will eventually end but a headwind can be with you all day. Give me a hill any day over a steady headwind.
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