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Old 02-16-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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Just arrived from uk

Hello guys just arrived over from UK with my mrs and my F800gs we are in Orlando at present and we are heading down to key west before we turn around and start heading north
Martin and Marcia
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:01 PM   #2
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Hello guys just arrived over from UK with my mrs and my F800gs we are in Orlando at present and we are heading down to key west before we turn around and start heading north
Martin and Marcia
Welcome to Florida and have a safe trip.

Post up on your ride and let us know what you liked etc.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:23 PM   #3
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Whats the plan for your trip?
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:57 AM   #4
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Not really got a plan. Just slowly work our way up north till our visas expire then send my bike home.
We booked a cheap hotel in Florida for 2 weeks as we did not know how clearing my bike through customs would go but it only took 2hrs. We have been visiting the sites and chilling by the pool. We will be couch surfing as much as we can to save money so that may dictate some of the places we travel to. Also we will hopefully get to meet some interesting people on our way.
As the weather up north seems to be particularly bad we are heading down to Miami and Key West before we turn around we will go through New Orleans and on through Texas and then on to California. Maybe do a bit or all of the old Route 66
Hoping to find some gravel roads to ride but not to technical as we are fully loaded and 2 up.
I have a blog www.horizonsunlimited/tstories/jarvis
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:36 AM   #5
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While you are there, make sure you check out Loop Road (really cool at night) and Jane's Scenic. Everglades City is kind of of cool as well. Watch the movie "Square Grouper" on Netflix...it explains alot.

The locals can give you more info. Maybe post up in the South Florida thread as well.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:43 AM   #6
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Hello Jarvis, if you're up to it, find US RT 192 in Kissimmee and head east to the beach in the Melbourne area. The Mrs and I'll meet you somewhere and buy you lunch, before you head south.

Post up, or PM ,if you're interested.

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Old 02-17-2015, 05:50 AM   #7
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Hello Jarvis, if you're up to it, find US RT 192 in Kissimmee and head east to the beach in the Melbourne area. The Mrs and I'll meet you somewhere and buy you lunch, before you head south.

Post up, or PM ,if you're interested.

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Definitely interested have sent u a pm
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:36 AM   #8
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If you get around Birmingham Alabama, you need to go to Barber Vintage motor sports museum in Leeds. Largest collection of motorcycles in the world.

www.barbermuseum.org
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:50 AM   #9
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If you get around Birmingham Alabama, you need to go to Barber Vintage motor sports museum in Leeds. Largest collection of motorcycles in the world.

www.barbermuseum.org
I would have to second this lead... it really is worth the trip.

I think they may even have a Brit bike or two!

If you get in the Florida panhandle area give us a shout and you might get another free meal!

Definitely share some red red wine!
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:13 AM   #10
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If you get around Birmingham Alabama, you need to go to Barber Vintage motor sports museum in Leeds. Largest collection of motorcycles in the world.

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Thanks will do
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:28 PM   #11
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I would have to second this lead... it really is worth the trip.

I think they may even have a Brit bike or two!

If you get in the Florida panhandle area give us a shout and you might get another free meal!

Definitely share some red red wine!
They went into Guinness world record last year for the largest collection, and George is going to build another one inside the track with a sky-way going to it, He need the room so he can display the rest of his bikes, cause he can only display 900 - 1200 of the bikes in the current one. Was told by some one that works for him over at his marina the new one is for his dirt bike collection.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:23 AM   #12
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If you get around Birmingham Alabama, you need to go to Barber Vintage motor sports museum in Leeds. Largest collection of motorcycles in the world.

www.barbermuseum.org
This is a must if you will be anywhere in the area.

The first time I walked in that place I was amazed. I felt like a T-Rex on Meteor day.

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Old 02-18-2015, 07:37 PM   #13
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I would have to second this lead... it really is worth the trip.

I think they may even have a Brit bike or two!

If you get in the Florida panhandle area give us a shout and you might get another free meal!

Definitely share some red red wine!
Thanks will do
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:55 AM   #14
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Was looking at your blog...if you come through Tampa, you have to check out Ybor City. Let me know if you do, my office is down there and I'll meet you for lunch.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ybor_City

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Old 02-23-2015, 08:49 AM   #15
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Free stay near Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center. Safe parking, tools.

Don't know when you might be around but there is a rocket launch March 12th at night.
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