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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-28-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 17,679
Posted By FLARider1
or watching them fall over like I do regularly...

or watching them fall over like I do regularly when I try to keep up with some of these guys!! LOL...............Hopefully work and Home projects slow down soon so I can get to riding. The big...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-21-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 17,679
Posted By FLARider1
This is pure speculation, but I would venture to...

This is pure speculation, but I would venture to say the route on Miami Canal road from 27 Clewiston will be mostly ok. Muddy and a bit slick but still ok. Janes Scenic, Sabal Palm and the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By FLARider1
One last piece of advice no one has put on your...

One last piece of advice no one has put on your thread yet. Make the run down and up in the morning. Hot as hell down here this time of year and the slow crawl of the Overseas Highway will roast...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 17,679
Posted By FLARider1
Leaving on the 21st..........San Diego is...

Leaving on the 21st..........San Diego is destination to tag the last corner for me of the US and Canada on the bike. Then up into Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches NPs etc......... wish I could leave...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-25-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By FLARider1
He is very correct on needing a title and...

He is very correct on needing a title and registration............if he has any interaction with LEOs it could get ugly with foreign national and someone elses plates on the bike, and when he goes to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By FLARider1
You do have to be careful in Dade County, wiith...

You do have to be careful in Dade County, wiith the exception of only like two places, everything is drive through tolls. There are no toll booths at all and unless you pay attention to the signs for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By FLARider1
You thoughts on taking big bikes on these loops? ...

You thoughts on taking big bikes on these loops? Fairly experienced riders, and we probably won't have extra gear on the bikes because we are gonna use hotel or camping at Monticello for a base...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By FLARider1
Is the 17 mile unpaved loop in Monument Valley...

Is the 17 mile unpaved loop in Monument Valley doable on big DS bikes?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By FLARider1
You are leaving to head this way soon right? I...

You are leaving to head this way soon right? I think I read the other day an April 30 departure? Give me shout when you get down this way!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By FLARider1
Yeah I was afraid some of the routes I was...

Yeah I was afraid some of the routes I was looking at were not big bike friendly. And I didn't think about snow still in early June. I did have a long talk with Gale yesterday.......yep virtual...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By FLARider1
How about a little help here!!

3 Bikes leaving Homestead, FL May 21st. Main goal of the trip is to head over and tag San Diego to give me all four corners of the US and Canada, and my buddy 3 out of 4 (AK is next year for him). ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,334
Posted By FLARider1
Happy to see all went as planned!!! I know I...

Happy to see all went as planned!!! I know I warned about the Keys traffic and you timed that right, but I forgot to warn you about the Miami traffic. Wish you would have called! I would have...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-05-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By FLARider1
I guess I did good as a non medical person. I did...

I guess I did good as a non medical person. I did a google search on motorcycle first aid kits and pretty much settled on what is found on your list of stuff, including the maxi pads!!! One thing I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By FLARider1
Glad you made it home safe and sound although a...

Glad you made it home safe and sound although a little bit wet. Been a strange winter down this way, a lot more rain than normal. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure meeting you...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-08-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By FLARider1
I am not a big fan of Boondocks. It's a big...

I am not a big fan of Boondocks. It's a big tourist hole and I gave them three tries and the third time it was bad food and bad service. Try right there along US1 at the sign for Looe Key Lodge,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-08-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,896
Posted By FLARider1
Wicked You are coming in the height of tourist season so...

You are coming in the height of tourist season so everything is booked and expensive. Going out to Flamingo is a great idea. It's 40 some miles from US1 and Palm Drive which is pretty much the...
Forum: Alaska 02-04-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By FLARider1
at about 1:04 as they fly over the mess and the...

at about 1:04 as they fly over the mess and the camera looks to the right, is that the old Railroad tunnel where the water is flowing?
Forum: Regional forums 02-03-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,729
Posted By FLARider1
Did you come down outta hibernation and pay a...

Did you come down outta hibernation and pay a visit to Glennallen? You have been pretty scarce for a while. Marty Hill and I were chatting about you on Saturday@@
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-01-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By FLARider1
That's a pretty good time to leave and head this...

That's a pretty good time to leave and head this way, the weather can get warm in May but generally the humidity hasn't kicked in too bad and riding is mostly comfortable. Tourist season rates will...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By FLARider1
Haven't stayed there but its full up all the time...

Haven't stayed there but its full up all the time during the main diving season so can't be all that bad.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 17,679
Posted By FLARider1
not everybody is their own boss and lives ride...

not everybody is their own boss and lives ride next to places to ride!!! Have fun!!!!:1drink
Forum: Americas 01-30-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By FLARider1
two suggestions for her comfort because there is...

two suggestions for her comfort because there is a difference between the GS seat and the GSA passenger seat........I am assuming you have stock seats. The GS passenger is thicker and has a lip at...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By FLARider1
Dude, if you are gonna to run the Kootenays, West...

Dude, if you are gonna to run the Kootenays, West Kootenays and Icefields parkway then blow off the US GNP, it will be a HUGE let down. Trust me, I did US GNP on the way back down from a trip to...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 532,480
Posted By FLARider1
Homestead FL Tent Space

Plenty of space for several tents. Small shop and tools, no lift though. Good local bike repair shop nearby. Truck and trailer for breakdowns nearby.

Perfect place to stop before heading down...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By FLARider1
Did Homestead, FL to Saint Anthony, New Foundland...

Did Homestead, FL to Saint Anthony, New Foundland last August. Left here on August 2nd and caught the ferry in North Sydney on like the 6th. We did the auto train on the way up and the way back...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,332
Posted By FLARider1
south on Sunday morning wont be too bad unless...

south on Sunday morning wont be too bad unless there is an issue with northbound traffic, because it will be heavy.
Forum: Americas 01-28-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,332
Posted By FLARider1
Try Spanish Gardens Motel or Southwinds Motel....

Try Spanish Gardens Motel or Southwinds Motel. They will be cheaper. I have stayed in both. Best Western Hibiscus can have some deals occassionally also, I have stayed there also. Ocean Breeze Inn is...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,332
Posted By FLARider1
Not at all. Camp to the north and mosey down...

Not at all. Camp to the north and mosey down for a visit. The camping will be more open the time of year you are coming, but it will be hot as hell. Bring a light sleeping bag and lots of bug...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,332
Posted By FLARider1
Hemingway is a cool tour . The Little White...

Hemingway is a cool tour . The Little White House back in Truman Annex is cool also. It the weather is good, not windy the ferry out to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas is awesome. But it's a...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,332
Posted By FLARider1
So here is my two cents from a south FLA...

So here is my two cents from a south FLA resident. You can run I-95 or US-1 or A1A but by Indiantown Road get on the turnpike. South of there the traffic will drive you nuts!! I actually really...
Forum: Alaska 01-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By FLARider1
yep........but when you are 7000 miles from home...

yep........but when you are 7000 miles from home and you have a finite period of time then planning and execution is a must to get most out of the ride!!!
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By FLARider1
I hear ya..........we get 'you went where on the...

I hear ya..........we get 'you went where on the bike' all the time!!!
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By FLARider1
Ferry back to North Sydney then rode over to...

Ferry back to North Sydney then rode over to Sydney for the night. Headed out Kings Road on the south side of Bras D' Lake and made our way back to Port Hawkesberry and got on the 104. Follow...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By FLARider1
just about 7k miles round trip. With the SOs with...

just about 7k miles round trip. With the SOs with us we did cheat a little, took the auto train from Orlando to DC and then DC to Orlando. My buddy and could do the miles but the ladies enjoy the 800...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By FLARider1
totally agree....most of all my trips, bikes or...

totally agree....most of all my trips, bikes or otherwise include a study of Trip Advisor reviews.
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By FLARider1
Just did Homestead, FL to Saint Anthony, New...

Just did Homestead, FL to Saint Anthony, New Foundland last summer!!! You are in for one amazing trip. Our available time was short we only did the west coast, Port Aux Basques to Saint Anthony and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-15-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By FLARider1
Contact WayBill on here. He might be able to...

Contact WayBill on here. He might be able to help you out with some routes to ride.

Keep your eyes peeled next year this time for the Polar Bear Adventure Rally (see current thread in the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 51,694
Posted By FLARider1
That last stretch was tough!!! All that bailed...

That last stretch was tough!!! All that bailed and took blacktop from there... well you missed a great little stretch of riding and you only got back a few mintues before us. That last little...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-13-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 51,694
Posted By FLARider1
Great job CADS!!! Can't wait till next year!! ...

Great job CADS!!! Can't wait till next year!!

as for Team Wanker............your wives don't let you out much unsupervised do they?.. :roflI had a blast hanging out with you guys!!!! Ear plugs...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-13-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 51,694
Posted By FLARider1
HAHA...........that wasnt me but I will second...

HAHA...........that wasnt me but I will second the emotion in the picture!!!
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