Our friend Brendan and his buddy Tony are on their way across the Southern Tier (I believe that's the Adventure Cycling term) route - in their case from San Diego to Saint Augustine FL. They're in Alabama as we speak, experiencing a bit of mechanical bother and the congenial reaching-out of the locals.
If you ride from San Diego to Saint Augustine in February and March, you are limited to the southern half of this great land. And what a generous, civilized half it is! Check out this post - about yesterday's idyllic pedal across Dixie. Y'all come back now, y'hear. Roll Tide.