Originally Posted by Neuf
Thanks for sharing the Modern Classic Motorcycle Rental (Orlando, FL) - I'll be out there in a couple months for a conference, so I'm going to pick up a Bonnie from them for a few days afterwards ($300 total) and scoot around one of the last states I've never visited. I'm thinking I'll ride to Key West just to see the long, boring bridges, etc. but the rest is open. Suggestions welcome...
I'd suggest skipping Key West on a stock Bonneville. They're stiff and underdamped and buzzy at 80mph (the speed of traffic on Fl freeways) while providing no wind protection. You're talking about an 800mi round trip from Orlando. Go East and West from Orlando on the 2-lane. Explore the beautiful cattle country and orange groves in the middle of the state and the space coast area. Save Key West for a flight into Miami.