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post #1 of 17 Old 05-09-2006, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,
New DL650 VStrom owner here and was curious if there were any other VStromers in the Jacksonville Area?
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-09-2006, 04:50 PM
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I have a '05 red DL650, and my friend has a blue '05 DL650. We both live in Mandarin. We have gone to several of the Florida meet and greets and you can check out the photos of these rides. The World Golf Village antique bike show is May 20th and I will be going.

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I have a Blue 04 DL650 and live in the Orange Park area.
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post #4 of 17 Old 06-05-2006, 02:41 AM
 
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Stromette will be in your area late summer.... staying in J'ville a few days to rest from the successful completion of my USA 4 Corner ride (ends in Key West) and before starting the 50CC back home to the Left Coast. Could you please arrange for perfect weather? :wink:
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post #5 of 17 Old 06-05-2006, 08:35 AM
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Stromette, "perfect late summer weather" in these parts does not compute.



It's either that scene or Phoenix hot with 90% humidity.

Come see us Oct-April

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Stromette, "perfect late summer weather" in these parts does not compute.
Come see us Oct-April

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Hey Rod,

Well, problem is Oct-Apr in the top parts of the country is better suited for snowmobiles and not Stroms. :wink: Planning the 4Corner ride in terms of best time is challenging.. we're leaning towards starting late Aug or early/mid Sept and running it clockwise so whatever storms are brewing (or occuring) in your parts we will know well in advance and can wait it out/plan. The official/sanctioned 4Corners are San Ysidro, CA -Blaine, WA - Madawaska, ME - Key West, FL. We can do it in any direction at any time. We have a maximum of 21 days to do the ride. A friend of mine did it last year in 7 days. We will not ride nearly that hard but can ride harder in areas to outpace storms, etc.

Aside from a plethora of facts and stats available re weather in your area might I ask a few questions to you regarding end of Aug and end of Sep time periods... are there significant differences in temps and rain when comparing the two or are they both just hot and wet? Thanks in advance for your reply.
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-05-2006, 05:05 PM
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That's a great plan, Stromette. Those hurricanes are on TV 2 weeks before they do anything. You might consider carrying some extra fuel somehow. Everyone and their brother has a generator now. If something is close, people will be hording gasoline and ice. Not to mention clogging the roadways. There's only two roads out if this entire state N-S if you can believe that.

A very ambitous ride. For whatever reasons, the hurricanes always hit land on the weekends. Keep that tidbit in you back pocket :shock:

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A1A; I'm down in New Smyrna if you can consider that close Jacksonville, then I'm in your area. Welcome and hope to meet you at one our Florida get togethers soon.

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That's a great plan, Stromette. Those hurricanes are on TV 2 weeks before they do anything. You might consider carrying some extra fuel somehow. Everyone and their brother has a generator now. If something is close, people will be hording gasoline and ice. Not to mention clogging the roadways. There's only two roads out if this entire state N-S if you can believe that.

A very ambitous ride. For whatever reasons, the hurricanes always hit land on the weekends. Keep that tidbit in you back pocket :shock:

Rod
Appreciate the info, Rod. I told my riding partner we're avoiding FL on the weekends. :wink:
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post #10 of 17 Old 06-15-2006, 09:21 AM
 
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Stromette,

4 Corners Ride! Great accomplishment!

Riding to Key West is a nice ride, I've done it a few times. Coming down through Florida, it is quicker and shorter to use US 27 to I-75 down near Miami then taking I-95 down. Just a thought.

Then while you're there, you can see some great sunrises !





Not to mention lots of sun, sand and surf!





BTW, we made that trip in December! Living in Florida does have it's benefits.

Let me know if you need a riding partner or tour guide!
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