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Old 01-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Why Floriduh is GREAT!!

My response to GearHeadGrrrl, who was wondering why anybody would want to live here. (See the rant here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759359) Consider it a Public Service Announcement.

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Beyond a couple months of nice weather a year, what else does Floriduh have to offer?
Shirley you jest. Floriduh has all kinds of things to offer. And we have nice weather for 3 outta 4 seasons--summer's a beeyotch, there's just no getting around it. But even in the summer, you can enjoy stuff on the water--like kayaking for instance.

Big Lagoon, not far from Pensacola


And summertime's a good time for NIGHT RIDES with the gazoonies


Blackwater State Forest, a couple hundred thousand acres and hundreds of miles of dirt roads


Eglin AFB's range, with a quarter-million acres worth of dirt riding open to us civilians


Apalachicola Natl. Forest, about a half-million acres worth of dirt riding opportunities


Yellow River Water Mgmt. Area, where you can ride out to Blackwater Bay and work on yer KTM


Tate's Hell, which has its own special history and charm


No shortage of hooligans to ride with...


Or maybe ya just wanna be alone--lotsa places off the beaten path for peace and solitude


ADV rallies galore, where you can party and ride with all kinds of nogoodniks and ne'er-do-wells...if yer into that kinda thing


And that brings me to the best part of living here: the people I've met...


...explored with...


...laughed with...


...begged from...


...weathered storms and smoked cigarettes with (even tho I quit)...


...hung out with...


...shared stories around the campfire with...


...camped out with...


...had Head Explosions with...


...drank coffee with...


...drank beer with...


...released the Kraken with...


...broke The Rules with (don't tell Swampy)...


...gotten stuck in the mud with...


...changed a flat tire with...


...celebrated Life with...


...and am blessed beyond measure to call Friends


I love living in Floriduh so much it makes me wanna put my hands in the air, and wave 'em around like I just don't care


But, hey, I realize it ain't for everybody. And if ya don't like it, here's yer sign!


The. END.


Oh yeah--I forgot to mention there's also no state income tax, and housing costs are very reasonable (at least in the Panhandle)
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Florida is great because we don't have to listen to this guy
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #3
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Damn Inept!

Ya got it all wrong...

Flurida is nothing but HEAT - BUGS and dem nasty creatures with long teath that try to trear you leg off if you are nice to em... what are they callled .... oh yea Yankee Tourist....



We try to keep it a secret but you do have to spout off once in a while.

The People Part is cool and thanks for pics....

We do have fun
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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From what I've heard, riding a DR feels just like riding a KLR except you're head doesn't sway left and right constantly scanning the ditches for aluminum cans.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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Ignore, nothing to see here... move along.

Please disregard the OP. Florida sucks. Nothing fun to do here.

Everyone's miserable here and hates tourists.

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
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My response to GearHeadGrrrl, who was wondering why anybody would want to live here. Consider it a Public Service Announcement.
Florida is a big place so it's hard to judge it by only one area . . . Actually the middle part--Mt Dora and the Lakes areas are pretty nice, but here is my assessment of the 3 long years I suffered the S/E coastal area of florighanistan. Consider it another public service anouncement


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I lived in the Waste Vietpalm area of Floridistan for a few years out of necessity.
I really, truly suffer PTSD from the experience. A cultureless void, like
living in the Parking lot of South of the Border year 'round. Angry people,
malls and cars. Everything is a scam, from tryng to get the oil changed in
your car, to trying to get your toofus fixed. If you like that stuff, you will love
it there . . . If you are a mildly thoughtful or peaceable type individual, you will
get eaten alive. That said, gun violence is soooo prevalent it doesn't even make
the news. Im surprised this did. We lived in a very 'nice' neighborhood in the northern
edge and within the first year we had a home invasion and a punk tried to
take my bicycle from me, which later would become a regular occurrence.
On our long awaited parole from this bourgeois hillbilly hell, a gangsta kiddie
got pulled on A1A and used our driveway to make his escape . . . jumped
out of the car with his offspring, ran down the street, dumped the kid and
jumped the fence. Nice. People there are numb to it and dont even blink an
eye at all the various criminal activity. I side with the build-a-fence'billies,
but the fence would have to be to keep Florida from the USA. There is a reason
South Florida gets more episodes of COPS than any other area.

I have never been so happy to see a "Welcome to Georgia" sign, ever.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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Florida is a big place so it's hard to judge it by only one area . . . Actually the middle part--Mt Dora and the Lakes areas are pretty nice, but here is my assessment of the 3 long years I suffered the S/E coastal area of florighanistan. Consider it another public service anouncement
Glad you made it back to KY safely.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:04 PM   #9
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Sorry, I don't have a dual sport bike here...

So I'm stuck dealing with the idiot 4 wheelers on the highways. And as "friendly" as y'all been, I don't think I'll bring one down to sacrifice to the humidity and maybe hurricanes.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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It sounds like you're unprepared to enjoy Florida. I moved down from up north, bought a boat and motorcycles and played for over 30 years. Water skiing and taking a break to grill out at the springs is hard to beat in the heat of the summer. Before that I've rented canoes and had a blast. Taking a small boat to the Bahamas is an adventure that's hard to match in Minnesota. We all know what the west has to offer . When we go there we bring the right toys and enjoy the hell out of it. It would be like us living in Minnesota and not liking the snow , skiing or snowmobiling. You can easily adapt if you just put some thought into it. Riding a bicycle takes some thought as well. You might have to transport it by car to get to some good areas but not everyone lives in the right place to do every kind of sport.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #12
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It sounds like you're unprepared to enjoy Florida. I moved down from up north, bought a boat and motorcycles and played for over 30 years. Water skiing and taking a break to grill out at the springs is hard to beat in the heat of the summer. Before that I've rented canoes and had a blast. Taking a small boat to the Bahamas is an adventure that's hard to match in Minnesota. We all know what the west has to offer . When we go there we bring the right toys and enjoy the hell out of it. It would be like us living in Minnesota and not liking the snow , skiing or snowmobiling. You can easily adapt if you just put some thought into it. Riding a bicycle takes some thought as well. You might have to transport it by car to get to some good areas but not everyone lives in the right place to do every kind of sport.
Thanks Richard, but I have no intent to move down here. I've been here in June, and never again... Rode the Buell down, and fortunately had an air conditioned minivan to shuttle back north in. Around Naples the weather gets into the 80and 90s and humid from April through October... Why come here for that? Like I said, about all the Naples area has going for it is climate... Otherwise it's one big collection of strip malls overrun with old folks with way more money than driving ability.

I'm looking forward to returning to Minnesota weekend after next!
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #13
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Yeah but why is everyone flippin' the bird? Man those natives sure look unfriendly …
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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Not everyone has the ability or funds to live in two places at once. I'd rather water ski , go boating and enjoy the beach than freeze my ass off up north in the winter. We can visit the north when the weather is good and enjoy the only place in the country that has this climate in the winter. I would never go to a place I hate as much as you hate Florida. I love the mountains of North Carolina and go all the time when the weather is warm. I hope you find the perfect place you're looking for.
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