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post #1 of 135 Old 10-20-2006, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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2/3 day Florida State Parks ride

Anybody up for this early next year? Before it gets to hot. Maybe a Friday/Sat/Sun and maybe Monday, camping at the Parks.

Can't do all of them in 3 days but should make most of them. Start planning now.

We can pick up other Strommers along the road for a day or 2.

Any Takers/Ideas? If so, we can get a starting place and go from there,
adding andlosing riders along the way.

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post #2 of 135 Old 10-20-2006, 09:26 PM
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Sounds like fun. I have limited vacation time but I'd especially like to take in everything north of SR 70 or so.

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post #3 of 135 Old 10-21-2006, 10:19 PM
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Yes this does sound like fun. Especially if it falls on one of my long weekends. I'd even be willing to host a kick-off breakfast or lunch kind of thing here at my place.
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Sounds like fun, lets talk about it more at the M & G on the 4th. Seems like this idea has been batted around for awhile. Let's see if we can make it happen this time around. CYA!!!

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post #5 of 135 Old 10-24-2006, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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A link to a few parks, look them over. I set a schedule (not in stone)
If we need to cut out a park or two, or if we want to add a park or two.
Do we want to spend 90 minutes at each park? Stay over night at the parks? Tent camping? Meet at the first park? Meet at differant parks in lue of riders location? 2 days? 3 days? 4 days? We have lots of time to pass this back and forth. Get some ideas on this thread. Let me konw you best times for doing this. I will try to work around EVERYBODY but I need to know what you desire.


http://www.abfla.com/parks/Highlands...dshammock.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/MyakkaRiver/myakkariver.html
http://funandsun.com/parks/LakeKissi...kissimmee.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/Hillsboro...oughriver.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/WekiwaSprings/wekiwa.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/BlueSpring/bluespring.html
http://www.funandsun.com/parks/Honto...oonisland.html
http://www.funandsun.com/parks/Silve...lverriver.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/BulowCreek/bulowcreek.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/FaverDykes/faverdykes.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/GoldHead/goldhead.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/ManateeSp...eesprings.html
http://www.abfla.com/parks/FortCooper/fortcooper.html

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post #6 of 135 Old 10-24-2006, 06:13 PM
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Doggone "retired" guys with all this time on their hands :shock: I can do a Fri-Sun thing. So count me in joining Day 2 or whatever or else longer riding distances.

I like beer. Is there any of that on this route?

Thanks for being so pro-active Charlie. You can call all the shots for all I care. I'll be there for most/all the ride.

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post #7 of 135 Old 10-25-2006, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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I f you all want to spent less time at the parks and more time on the road thats good for me. I quick cruise by and pictures and I ready to head to the next park. We can get in more parks that way.
Keep the ideas coming.

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I think that I can probably squeeze out a Friday hight to Sunday weekend to make that ride. I know that there is no way in he%% that I can do a Monday also. Gotta spend time at home. she is "on vacation" over each weekend. Lets see what we can put together.

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post #9 of 135 Old 02-25-2007, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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To update:

Looks like a Friday, Saturday and finishing around Noon on Sunday. Stay 2 nights in State Parks (Tent or Cabins) Usually underway around 9am, stopping as lake as 5 or 6 pm.

I will leave Crystal River at 6am and head down the Florida Turnpike picking up riders as I go, exiting around Yeehaa Junction, to trip around the Big Lake. Finishing up Sunday around Noon close to Orange City. Maybe if Roseanne has some FRESH donuts we could finish there with a quick BS session.

We will also visit another 4 or 5 parks along the way, staying about 1 hour in each park visited.

Just a few thing I need to know from the riders attending::

What weekend, March 30, 31 and April 1st or April 6th, 7th and 8th.
How many riders, So we can figure out what each rider needs to bring so we don't double up on things and can save room.
Where will the riders join (be picked up along the route)
Also want input on anything you want to input to. Make any since?

All other riders are welcome to meet at the overnight parks for food and the normal BS session or just to ride along with us for a few miles during the trip.

AS time does approach fast lets kick this in the a$$ so we can finish the finishing touches.

Info on the riders such as:\

CPope3, Camping experince: very little, about 20 times in my entire life.
Camping equipment: 2 man tent, sleeping bag, air matress etc
Special camping equipment: none

As we get closer and finalize I will send out maps and routes Vis Mail to all riders who want them.

Lets do this,
Winnie, if your Harley Rider don't want to camp, there are many cabins to rent, sure would like to have some class on this trip.

You can post here or e-mail me at [email protected]

This is our first night, tent and cabins (cabins sleep 4)
http://www.floridastateparks.org/mya...er/default.cfm

This is our second night, tents and cabins
http://www.floridastateparks.org/lakelouisa/default.cfm

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post #10 of 135 Old 02-25-2007, 12:56 PM
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Here's a thought: If ya'll decided to do the ride March 30,31,April 1 why don't ya plan on stopping here on the 1st and we'll feed ya'll something better than donuts. We can plan on having the cookout that day. We can combine the 2 activities. What do you think?

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