Florida Backroads

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

  1. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    that decreasing radius turn eastbound has bitten many riders over the last 20 years, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve helped retrieve a bike out of the swamp. And how many broken collarbones.
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  2. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    Ho-leeeee shit! Walk down memory lane. I worked in Nichols, FL on some machinery in the phosphate mine being run by Mobil Chemical, for a month in June 1982... Those roads.... well, the rented Buick Regal had no speed limiter... Plant City... Barry's
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  3. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    I drive my work vehicle 600 or so miles a week for work all over the Hwy 98/27 area from Auburndale to Sebring. I always try to take the back roads between stops if I have the time looking for new roads to add to my routes. On the 1100/weekends, I love the whole Bartow/Keysville area best for all the low traffic back roads.
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  4. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    There are a few turns on that road that can sneak up on you real quick. I'm an old squid just having fun. Glad the 11 has new tires and awesome brakes.
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  5. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Here's a few pics from today's ride. I stayed close to home 'cause it wuz windy and chilly. I'm trying something new with a Imgur link. Let me know if this works.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/4zPuuJr
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  6. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger MotoMore

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    Your link worked perfectly. I'm also in Brandon and I've been all over that area over the years.
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  7. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Awesome. Would like to follow you through your favorites any weekend.
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  8. cliffb

    cliffb Adventurer

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    Beautiful bike!
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  9. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Thank you. I was ready to pull the trigger on a NC700X and was up late with my laptop. Couldn't sleep like a kid on the eve. Just for giggles I was looking through the dealer's inventory when this beauty popped up listed at $5999.00 new in the box. A chill came over me, and I will never be the same...
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  10. doppler94

    doppler94 Adventurer

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    Nice trip rep and photos. Lots of wonderful places to discover on the backroads!
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  11. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Thank you. I love to explore new areas taking all the left and right turns until I have a loop of the best roads joined together.

    Let's Just Ride...
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  12. JeepDawg

    JeepDawg Long timer

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    Wimauma us where the action is. Well, Ruskin really. The Fish House at 1902 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570
    Thank me later.
    And would someone swing by and hug my folks in Sun City Center please? (Just kidding, it's a gated community and they won't let ruffians like us in - AMHIK)
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  13. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Pitter patter lets get at’er Supporter

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    Left Riverview this morning after the chill was out of the air and went out to Balm then Fort Lonesome then to Lake Manatee fish camp, then to woodies for lunch. Very little traffic until I hit ellenton.
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    He’s some pics for the guys up north.
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  14. Forza123

    Forza123 Adventurer

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  15. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    Let's turn this thread into a local riders group for the Tampa Bay Area. If any of you guys have street bikes, we are planning to do the Green Swamp Loop soon. Awesome ride with lunch at Poncho Villas in San Antonio
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  16. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Pitter patter lets get at’er Supporter

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    Let me know when.
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  17. Forza123

    Forza123 Adventurer

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    When I’m down that way I’ll join you guys. Tallahassee is home.
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  18. thadf

    thadf Been here awhile

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    Great bike!! Probably be my next purchase. They are holding their value well for not selling all that great.

    Nice copies of ‘13-‘14 models are still near new prices.

    Oh well, the time will come to have one some day...

    Keep posting guys, I’m enjoying the bikes and sites of “vacation land”!!!
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  19. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    I could not be any happier with my 11. The fact that I bought it new in the box for half price is icing. It's just a great standard motorcycle. UJM
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  20. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Pitter patter lets get at’er Supporter

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    Made a run yesterday with a buddy out to Herb’s in Limestone. Weather was fantastic.


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