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Old 04-18-2010, 04:08 AM   #61
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All right MZ enough slacking off, get on your bike and go for a ride so we can see more pics and stuff..


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Old 04-18-2010, 05:45 AM   #62
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Good for you meeting Mrs MZ down there. Personally, I can't imagine riding 1300 miles and finding my wife at the end. Makes the whole trip kind of pointless.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:51 AM   #63
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Strong cool breezes have been blowing across the islands in the usual spring style so the weather is perfect, unless you want to go snorkeling in which case the waters are rough and rather cool. Crowds in Key West have shrunk with the departure of snowbirds and with schools still in session the family summer crowds haven't yet arrived. The city is available for exploration.
Thanks for the update - Got a bit of light rain here this morning, looking forward to some adventures today perhaps.

What is the one place you would go for dinner in Key West if you were only there one day?

Or should we just barhop + skip the food?

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Old 04-18-2010, 05:58 AM   #64
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"My dad picked up some of my favorite beer, I dunno where......."




1999 Yuengling purchases former Stroh brewery in Tampa, Florida. Florida market begins selling America's Oldest beer.

suppose we hafta share with some other folks.....
Well that explains it! Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:40 AM   #65
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Thanks for the update - Got a bit of light rain here this morning, looking forward to some adventures today perhaps.

What is the one place you would go for dinner in Key West if you were only there one day?

Or should we just barhop + skip the food?

I suggest you pretend you're Hemingway... smoke a few cigars, act aloof and get drunk. Maybe even get a fishing charter if the timings right. Is it bonefish season?
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:45 AM   #66
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Vemont to Florida trip

1. Wow did you ever strip the bike!
2. Plan on making similar trip Toronto to Florida this fall. Hope you're's goes well and I may drop you a message later for do's and don't on the route.
Good luck
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:11 AM   #67
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What is the one place you would go for dinner in Key West if you were only there one day?

Or should we just barhop + skip the food?

Good food at A&B

http://www.aandblobsterhouse.com/

Great breakfast at Camilles

http://www.camilleskeywest.com/

And drinks EVERYWHERE!!!

Another Rainy day here in VT, snow in the Mtn's tonight

Have fun man, seems like we're all living vicariously through you up here
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #68
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Operation VMT=TKC a success.



MZ's last pm, Don't follow GPS unless it takes you to 232....

FRGN dead end



32 and snowing across the Kanc...I shall think MZ's weather is a tad better



Sorry for the hijack...thanks again Scott.

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Old 04-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #69
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nice ride report thanks for sharing
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:00 PM   #70
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rained all day here today, so my folks took us to an airplane museum about 30 minutes from their house, Fantasy of Flight, the Kermit Weeks collection.



Wowza, pics when they finish loading, we stayed there till closing today.


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Old 04-18-2010, 08:10 PM   #71
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:13 PM   #72
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Certainly Alonzo's at the end of Front Street is among the best for fish, I second that choice.The Key West restaurant that is as close to a Caribbean experience as you can get is Blue Heaven at Petronia and Thomas. Motorcycle parking is on the Thomas street side of the restaurant which is good to know as Petronia is narrow.
The most ethnic food in Key West is Cuban which is not at all spicey like Mexican food and is focussed on meat, rice and plantains. El Siboney on Catherine at Margaret is the best Cuban restaurant with huge portions and classic Cuban diner decor and service. It is considerably cheaper than Blue Heaven. For beachfront eating Blue Heaven's owner also owns Salute at Higgs Beach which is a nice Italian by the sea eatery. Just four choices among dozens.
Formal clothing is not required anywhere so go as you are.
Bar hopping is a time honored past time but if you need food eat first as most of the food you will see on Duval is second rate and/or expensive. There are exceptions but this isn't the time or place to go into details. A nice waterfront bar with classic Keys ambiance is Schooner Wharf at Key West Bight. The Green Parrot is also popular and would be good now as there is no a/c. Park your ride on the sidewalk on Whitehead Steet at Southard unless you were smart enough to take a cab. To sit and drink beer on the beach go to the southern end of Duval and stop by the new Beach Club. I've only been there late at night when rather impaired but it seemed okay under those conditions, feet in sand beer in hand and moon hanging over the water (it's a bit rainy at the moment for that). Rain comes and goes quickly around here and hypothermia is purely theoretical.
For a fish sandwich ask for Sandy's Cafe on white street at Virginia open 24 hours which is also a good place for a cafe con leche for a breakfast coffee and pretend you are Cuban by eating a cheese toast with it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:13 PM   #73
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MZ's last pm, Don't follow GPS unless it takes you to 232....

FRGN dead end

Glad you made it Tim, but you're like the fifth or sixth person to end up over on the Lanesboro Rd off of Macks Mtn following a GPS trying to get to my place.



That road don't go through! Even on a dirt bike!




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That looks like a good trade to me!! Thanks buddy!

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Old 04-18-2010, 08:44 PM   #74
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washing 1100 miles of bugs off the bike. They have bugs down here, I haven't seen any up home since last fall!!





Had BBQ at Sonny's last night, pink pulled pork, YUM. Sorry forgot the camera - no pics - try it for yourself when you're down here.

Entrance to the Museum today -



All the pics can be found here:

http://rider27.smugmug.com/Other/Key...11831459_szt2c

No way I can put them all up here.

I'll give you my highlights, and some more tomorrow, the place was mind-bendingly impressive.

I walked around inside a B-17 today, that's a first for me. It was way smaller inside than I would have thought.





More later, the pics are going to have load while I'm sleeping......
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:11 AM   #75
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So many planes, engines, and two restoration shops......









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