Ocala is a little farther north than where I want to start. I'm thinking the Leesburg-Clermont area myself, somewhere just off the Turnpike. As far as timing, I don't have any specific requirements but would like to get it in before the end of March just so it's done before the weather gets too hot.
I've thought of doing an SS1000 before and the route I came up with then mirrors the route from the MCTourer ride with the St. Pete starting location, for the most part. Besides starting in Orlando, the biggest difference is that the route follows the Turnpike south to 441 at Yeehaw Jct., then down to Okeechobee. Not superslab, but a rural highway I've ridden before that I know you can keep up a brisk pace on. Also got off I-75 at Ocala and took 27 to Tallahassee. Not sure of the condition of that road, though. Then it was I-10 to Jacksonville, I-95 to I-4, then back to Orlando.
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