Florida Backroads

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DBM, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    I headed out late morning heading due east from Brandon. 20 minutes of dodging cagers to finally get to the back country. Today was most excellent weather, and my arthritic left hand gave me a break and allowed me to ride grinning ear to ear for over a hundred miles of pure joy. Best ride I have had in a long time. Cheers...
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  2. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Ride, Rage, Rinse, Repeat Supporter

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    Nice photos. Thanks for posting. Next time you are out that way smokin joes bbq is a good lunch stop.
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  3. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Sounds good. Where are they located?
    Is this the one and only DDS Swampy?
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  4. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Ride, Rage, Rinse, Repeat Supporter

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    4050 US-17, Bowling Green, FL 33834

    And I’m not that swampy.
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  5. thebeancounter

    thebeancounter Adventurer Supporter

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    Beautiful pictures DBM and I'm glad you're hand gave you a break today. We hit a high of 41 today and it was cloudy so your pictures are a welcome change of scenery.
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  6. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Will put this stop on my next loop out that way. I used to race motox back in the day, and rode off road dual sports for many years with the DDS boyz. Lots of great memories chasing the Swampster around the North Georgia mountains.
    Do you have a street bike?
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  7. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Thank you. here's a few more that were too big for the 1st post

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  8. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Ride, Rage, Rinse, Repeat Supporter

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    I have a KLR so yes pretty much. The egg/smoked mullet place you stopped is less than a mile from my house. I get eggs from him $4 a dozen.
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  9. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    Some nice roads in east Pasco, most of Hernando & Citrus
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  10. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Wish I had more time.
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  11. Dabflyer

    Dabflyer n00b

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    I’m in Lakeland with a KLR. I’d be interested if anyone wants to meet up some weekend for some similar rides.
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  12. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Check out the sand box thread in the reginal forum. Also Dixie Dual Sport on FB.
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  13. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Ride, Rage, Rinse, Repeat Supporter

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    I’m not on Facebook but we should get a group ride going from Brandon/Riverview. Going east I’ve found a few good BBQ lunch places.
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  14. Dabflyer

    Dabflyer n00b

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    I’m not on FB either. I’m up for a ride on most Saturday or Sundays. Can’t get me enough dead smoked pig for sure.
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  15. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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    Smoked mullet?
    What's that?
    Some redneck set his hair on fire?
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!
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  16. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Agricola Mine Rd FTW!
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  17. Fla_Dawg

    Fla_Dawg Been here awhile Supporter

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    Strawberrys in the 1 pic? Nice bike and even better backroads. I know there are quite few in that area. Do you ever get out towards Lake Wales area on the bike? I've been thru those back roads numerous times by car but not on a bike.
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  18. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Yes. This time of year the fields are dark green stripes forever. Thank you. Love the 11 and the flatland where I grew up. I'm an old timer, and stay fairly close to the home base in Brandon 33511. I am good for about 100 miles of smiles before my arthritic left hand starts to complain. I'll be glad to share my favorite roads On Any Sunday.
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  19. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    I love to ride Old Dade City Rd and all the side roads that connect. Also the Green Swamp loop is awesome.
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  20. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Yes. And there is a new coat of asphalt on the west end through a couple of nice 3th gear sweepers. Grinning ear to ear...
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