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post #1 of 15 Old 01-13-2007, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody up for a MLK day ride this Monday?

Since my company celebrates MLK day and gives us the day off....So will I with a ride. I will map out a route starting at the Flying J (exit 52 on I-75) for anyone interested in going for a day ride. There are two choices for breakfast (Waffle House, Flying J) if you want to arrive early for a fill-up. We will kick up the kickstands at 10:00 AM. Lunch will be a surprise.

Hope you can make it.
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-13-2007, 02:07 PM
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Wish I could, Tom. My company makes us work day after Thanksgiving. Our corporate daddy owns a local newspaper and TV station so we are supposed to have that 24/7/365 attitude. It got lost on me somewhere down the line.

Have fun! Say Hi to Bellamy Bros Rd for me.

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Good to meet you

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Nice to meet you and Becky today. I'm the guy on the red Wee who can't join you Monday because my mean boss (me) won't let me off. Hopefully I can join you fols soon
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Since my company celebrates MLK day and gives us the day off....So will I with a ride. I will map out a route starting at the Flying J (exit 52 on I-75) for anyone interested in going for a day ride. There are two choices for breakfast (Waffle House, Flying J) if you want to arrive early for a fill-up. We will kick up the kickstands at 10:00 AM. Lunch will be a surprise.

Hope you can make it.
Hello Tom, I'm up for going on your ride. My breakfast choice is Waffle House, so I'll get fed and meet you and whomever at the Flying J for 10AM. See you then.

Roy
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Did any one you guys happen by The Gibtown Bike Fest? It's right down the street from my house. The perfect mix of Carny Freaks, parolees and the chrome'n posers. There's hundreds of them. I drove by in my truck. There's a sign out front "no colors, no gangs"

Maybe I'll stop in next year just to see their women.

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RodK....Heck...It's worth stopping-in just to see how Lobster Boy is doing these days on his 12 step program. BTW...We'll say Hi to Bellamy Bros. Rd., Bayhead, Powell and Hayman Rd. for you.

Trail Mix....Glad to see you found the site. Look forward to riding with you in the future.

Flrdr....Mr Roy.....Sounds good...Now I know how you manage to ride 30K in one year on 2 wheels. Might join you at the waffle house for some grits.
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Tom, if I did not have an old friend from Illinois visiting the area, I would be down there in a heartbeat. It is my friend's last day and it will be fun to see him again. We usually are able to get together about once a year when he comes to visit his daughter in Orlando.
Ride safe and I'll be thinking of you. I'll be at exit 74 on I4. I'll be on the Strom.
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-14-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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Hey Tom, You don't actually mean at Exit #52 do you? You mean the exit at Route 52 and I-75 correct?

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Hey Tom, You don't actually mean at Exit #52 do you? You mean the exit at Route 52 and I-75 correct?

Roy
Yes....SR-52 at San Antonio/Dade City exit. I drew out a route that is about 190 miles and 6 hrs. Ends up at Sumterville exit by Lake Panasoffkee.

Jim....Enjoy your time with your buddy.
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-15-2007, 06:08 PM
 
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I just got home and it was only 376 miles for me.

What a great set of roads Tom. Almost 200 miles of fantastic roads and probably more than half were new to me. I will certainly be on them again. (Especially if you email me the map.) Excellent pace also. It made the ride and roads even more fun. It was also a lot of fun riding with you Mark. I'll see you on some others. If anybody doesn't know it...the Shamrock in Floral City has real good food also. I've needed a restaurant at that point in rides before and didn't know of one.

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