FLy to RIde or "Um hon, I went & bought me a motorcycle and it's 2000 miles away"

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by lilolita, May 31, 2013.

  1. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    Well, I’ve been delaying starting this report long enough, and since I’m leaving today, it’s as good a day as any!

    The Plan
    Fly out of Providence, Rhode Island to Fort Lauderdale, Florida later today (May 31). Sleep in the airport tonight (apparently terminal 3 is the most comfy, thank you innernetz), and then cab it to the shop first thing Saturday morning where Don has left my new baby, a 2006 Husky TE610.

    Ride down to Key West for some conch fritters, grab a pikchur at Mile 0, spin that puppy ‘round and head north, north, north the sloooooow way.

    I’ve got a tent, some cooking stuff, three pairs of underwear, some paper maps, and a smile…what more could a girl need?


    Me riding a friend's '08 Husky 610
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  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Bon voyage. Hope the weather is good to you.

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  3. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Knowing you this has got to be an adventure... subscribed. :clap
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  4. tmlee

    tmlee It's "Lauren" now

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    Safe travels!
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  5. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    The sloooow way?? From Key west? That's snotta day trip now, is it?:D
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  6. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

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    Ride safe! :clap
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  7. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    Get in touch with FlaRider1 if you can. He's down there and I bet he'd love to make the Key West jaunt with you if he's able.

    John
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  8. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Ride safe, have fun! Looking forward to watching you disappear into the distance on the Husky!
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  9. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    Safe travels, and congrats on the new whip! Solid bike right there. :)

    I wonder if the fuel capacity or seat will be the limiting daily mileage factor... ;)
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  10. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    Awesome adventure.

    Have a safe trip, and don't forget the tentspace list.
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  11. cheesebot

    cheesebot I cheesebot

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    subscribed
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  12. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    I made it to Ft. Lauderdale. If the flights are any indication, this is going to be a bit crazy. Somehow an easy flight from Providence to Newark turned into a "this is your captain speaking...we will be making an emergency stop in Albany New York as we are running out of fuel."

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    and my bed for the night
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  13. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    :lurk

    It'll be an interesting trip if unexpected detours are the theme...
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  14. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    Are there no hotels around there?
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  15. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    Nope no hotels anywhere in the state, they only have hotels down where you live.:rolleyes

    Since they do not teach reading comprehension down where you live I will provide you with some assistance. They are having an adventure so instead of making it a mundane boring trip straight down and straight back they are doing it the fun and interesting way. In fact, this entire website is based on that concept, pretty neat isn't it?
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  16. cheesebot

    cheesebot I cheesebot

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    Except for the brief stop in Albany this is all going as planned so far...
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  17. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

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    This sounds like an interesting report, thanks for taking us along.:clap
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  18. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Hotel, schmotel. Dirtbagging can be a lot more fun sometimes.
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  19. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    I'm in too, good luck, hope it gets better. Don't they teach pilots how fuel is considered vital to powered flight nowadays?:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  20. Ricky Rocket

    Ricky Rocket Adventurer

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    Quite a trip! What tires come stock on that thing? I imagine a semi-knobby? I'm headed to Key West in July (but on the big bird); wish I had some time for an adventure like yours. :clap
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