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Old 12-24-2018, 09:19 PM   #151
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https://allthatsinteresting.com/floridas-nub-city

Good article explaining more about Vernon's reputation as Nub City

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Old 12-26-2018, 07:51 PM   #152
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Finished up around 4pm safely back at the shack where Sven quickly displayed a bit of the playfulness that he lost most of the way. Steven was progressively having more problems with both knees becoming inflamed so he called it a day out in Quincy where he would eventually catch the ole Gadsen Express which is a one dollar commuter bus to Tallahassee that has a 2 bike capacity on it's front rack.

Here is the route we took from Pine Log onto the campsite of night 3 which was actually in the Choctawhatchee Water Management area Holmes Creek Unit.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Sand...37c5b7!1m0!3e1

From Chipley to Sneads we managed to only be on US 90 for a blip, it was a glorious experience on day four riding what must have been over 30 miles of unpaved but mostly well compacted dirt/sand roads. Entering Marianna we passed the campus of the infamous Dozier School for Boys where Florida sent some of it's youth offenders to be reformed and some very disturbing things were done you can read about more here if you like.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florid...Investigations

I've read about this dark chapter of Florida history extensively and didn't realize we would pass it's grounds until arriving there it hit me way harder than the experience of visiting FSP at Raiford. Some of the children housed at Dozier School were guilty of nothing more than truancy or petty theft, many of the buildings remain but eventually the site will be rebuilt now that most of the exhumations have been completed.

From Marianna we picked up the Old Spanish Trail which we rode all the way to Sneads, much of this was unpaved and was a great opportunity to let Sven out of confinement and do what dogs love doing; run! There was a small section that was required getting off the bike but overall it was amazing virtually no traffic lot's of greenery and great weather.

Upon arriving at Sneads we shot north to the Three Rivers State park along the way we passed some kids out riding their Christmas bikes in for the fist time very special moment. 3 rivers was closed due to the recent hurricane but with no one to stop us we rode in and found the forest there nearly leveled. Only person there was in a trailer apparently camped out to help with the repairs and debris removal. After we set up a park ranger came by and told us she wouldn't be kicking us out because "It's Christmas" but that tomorrow we needed to head out.

Here is the rest of our ride from Grand Ridge just west of Sneads back home, dont know how to make it work with google maps because they only allow you to reroute so many times and move the suggested route.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.7...d4cfc8!1m0!3e1

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.7...d30.442641!3e1

The original plan was overly ambitious considering it was my first trip with Sven and Steven's as well but feel happy about the adjustments we made things really worked out great. Got to revisit some familiar places, ride new areas and share my passion for bike touring with two good friends. There are dozens of pictures and videos to share but my phone data is low that will have to wait so I'll just try and leave one or two of my favorites for now.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:59 PM   #153
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:07 PM   #154
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Last picture was the pedestrian walkway for the Dozier School, the buck with head and skeleton was being consumed by buzzards before we arrived. Saw mill was massive near Grand Ridge Fl

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Old 12-27-2018, 12:40 PM   #155
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Svėn sitting on some stumps back home where he sleeps most of the day in comfort next trip might be to the 10,000 islands and a visit to Bloody Ed Watson's old shell mound cane plantation south of Chokolosee.

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