Welcome to carbonstories.org. On this site you can learn about Michael Johnson-Chase and follow my blogs. With some exceptions, this site follows "theme based" cycling tours focusing on social and climate related issues. Slowed down observations of the world over days, weeks and months at 10 to 15 miles an hour can reveal a depth and quality of understanding about our environment often missed by faster modes of travel.

Southern Tier, Post 46

Southern Tier, Post 46

Day 51, post 46. I'm not going to write much tonight but I wanted all my peeps to know I'm safe and doing fine. I expect to get to Jacksonville tomorrow with a layover day before training back to NYC (I'll be home by Tuesday mid-day!) and should have time for at least one or two more posts before wrapping up this extraordinary journey.

Check out my road cycling activity on Garmin Connect.
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1677638433

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Pic 1, Early morning light just east of Monticello, FL.

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Pic 2, I've learned there are wildfires in the Jacksonville area. I haven't encountered them, but I wondered if this haze this morning was related. The haze cleared up after a few miles of biking, so I doubt it.

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Pic 3, The cooker for the best BBQ chicken I've ever had. I enjoyed it today in Madison, FL.

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Pic 4, Interesting political signs... They certainly test my assumptions!

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Pic 5, Some swampland I cycled by.

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Pic 6, This is a "confederized" version of the Florida State Flag, which is pretty controversial to begin with...

More to come,

Michael

Southern Tier, Post 47

Southern Tier, Post 47

Southern Tier, Post 45

Southern Tier, Post 45