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So, here we go! Someone mentioned Oct. 5-6. Unfortunately, I will be away that weekend.

Tomorrow is open for me. I have no real preference as to where to go, but I'd prefer not super-slabbing it on 95 or the Tpk. To start, why not meet up somewhere in Dade and head down to the upper keys, grab a nice relaxed lunch and head back. Or maybe somewhere around Everglades.

I prefer not to post a phone number here but am happy to in a pm.
 

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For anyone interested, I'll be riding up to Holiday Park in Broward in the morning...not sure what time, and ride from there for a few hours.

Also, for anyone in the area interested in riding, perhaps subscribing to this thread with email notification will be helpful.

Let's get some local vstrom-raderie going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I'm in Sunrise. Please let me know when you would like to go. Just subscribed to this thread and PM'd my personal email addr. Available many evenings and weekend days.
 

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Saturday Nov. 3

anyone up for a ride this weekend? looks to be a nice day comin up on saturday.
 

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Post Thanksgiving Keys Ride

Les Height and I are planning on an overnight trip to Key West on 12/1 and 12/2. We'll be leaving from my place in Coconut Creek (near Ft. Lauderdale) Saturday am. Super-slab to the Overseas Highway and then a slow putt the rest of the way. Les found a nice hotel for a decent price in KW.

If you're interested PM me or Les.


TeeVee: I'm up for a ride this Saturday. Let me know what you have in mind.
 

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so far, for this saturday, it looks like NewHere and I are gonna head out somewhere. no plans as to where just yet, but would like to be back late afternoon/early evening. maybe a ride down to alabama jacks via krome? a few meanderings onto some side roads? i dunno, but weather is begging for a ride and Bluella is gathering cobwebs...
 

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Sat. ride

Hey guys, I'm up for a ride. . ."new here" (I just a left you a voice mail) & I are both in broward. . the Keys, or west on the trail to glades city, Goodland or even Marco for lunch would work.

whatever you guys decide. . .I'm easy (I just have to be back mid-afternoon--so I might leave early, that's all)

let's leave on the early side, where ever we go.
barry
 

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ok, so what about we meet at holiday park in broward, head down krome to homestead, down us 1 to key largo and up card sound to alabama jack's for lunch and bs. then we can head back by whichever route.
 

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say we meet up at 9? gives us plenty of time to make a few stops along the way for various stuff. like fruit, shakes, knick-knacks... then a nice lunch on the water and a leisurely ride home.
 

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OK - >>Holiday-Saturday @ 9:00. . .

Hey NewHere--I'll be at the Shell station on 136th & Sunrise around 8:30 AM--then ride to Holiday Pk for 9:00 ride
 

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i'll meet you guys @ 4 corners around 9:15 - 9:30. :thumbup:
 

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confirming location change

11/3 Saturday 9:15 to 9:30 AM at
Dade corners, aka 4 corners

gas station/convenience store at S.W. 8th st or Tamiami Trail & Krome Ave
 

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well, you guys can meet at holiday if you want to. i'd rather not ride up that way unless we would be continuing north. kind of a waste of time and fuel.

so you broward dudes work it out. i'll be at 4 corners having a cafecito....
 

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awesome ride folks. met newhere and sd2ftl ay Dade corners at around 9:30. also hooked up with a new Glee rider who is not a trooper, but tagged along for a while.

rode down krome avenue through the redlands area, for those of you not from here, it's the historical and still active agricultural area of Dade County. stopped at Robert is Here to buy some fruit and hot sauce. then headed down into everglades park to go check out a Nike Missile site from the cold war. much to our chagrin, after blowing $5 each to enter the park, we discovered the the missile site is closed until December. wouldda been nice for the knucklehead at the park entrance to let us know, seeing as how i asked her to confirm directions.

snapped a couple of pics from behind the fence.



a pic of what i think may be the top of a missile silo










we then headed further south down US 1 to Card Sound Road for lunch at alabama jack's. neat semi-biker joint with horrible food and so-so cold beer.

after lunch newhere and i headed to key largo down card sound road while sd2ftl headed home to do chores. a quick u-turn in key largo to shoot up US 1 to the turnpike for a blast back home.

the weather was about as perfect as it could've been. was nice to meet up and talk stroms, bikes, women, etc etc with some like-minded folks.

our plan is to ride north to central florida for the next ride. so those of you in this area or even from the gulf coast, feel free to join!
 

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so this coming weekend should be good riding weather. any ideas for the next ride???
 

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I'm up for whatever, will try to drag Mrs. NewHere along against all odds. Also planning on taking the Raptor into the mud either Saturday or Sunday if you are interested.

You mentioned central FL. Any good roads that way?
 

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was thinking of saturday. after looking at central florida, it seems i would have to ride 150 miles just to get to decent roads. maybe not good for a day trip.

how about we do a west coast/marco island jaunt through the glades on some back roads then come back on tamiami?
 

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Ya want mud? I got yer mud right here!

Fear and Loathing On The Loop Road

I have struggled along this messy cowpath, and I enjoyed reaching
the smooth pavement at the end of it. Actually, it is not all that bad,
just not my cup of tea. Gung-ho dirt riders will find it tame, but it
tired my old arms and left my windshield a tad scratched (fixed now)
from impacts with roadside branches when I picked the smallest
holes and ruts and they were near the edge of the ... um ... road.

As you can see, this lies between Marco Island and your home bases.
I hope you enjoy whatever ride you choose. It is unlikely that you can
lure me to ask to join you, but it is not totally out of the question.

Keith
 

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I opened up Saturday so I'm good to go. Marco Island sounds interesting as I haven't been there yet.
Meeting at the same spot for Cuban coffee and go from there at 9-9:15a?
 
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