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Old 11-12-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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Old Florida at it's best.

Had Thr. off for V-day so I went for a little 100 mile afternoon ride . North FL has a rich history. An there is not much older in the state than St. Augustine. Also the home of A1A Ale Works and a fantastic IPA. http://www.a1aaleworks.com/



Did a 100 mile loop from Ormond up to St. Auggie and back. The road is directly along the ocean for 25 miles from Ormond to Crecent Beach. I took a side trip to old A1A near Mantanzas Inlet.



This is a cool section of road. I'd like to see it during a storm.





End of the road.



Next stop the St. Augustine light house.



Looks like one is scared to get close to the edge.



Then it was off to old town and the fort (and the IPA).



Nice and over built - I like it.



Lots-o-history around town.



Some of the streets are built more for a KTM than a HD.



The old market is cool. Reminds me of Savannah but smaller. Don't know if these type of signs have a name or not but I always read em to collect some local info.



Here is a view of the light house from across the bay.



No food pix but lunch was good. I was ready to ride again. It's 50 miles down US1 and back to the shed. I cover up the walls with bike event posters - let me know if you got any and want to trade?




Hope you enjoy the little trip - I know I did. Thanks Vets for all you gave.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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Nice ride!! Thanks for the sunny pics
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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I've only ridden in FL once, Pensacola, and there is something very relaxing about cruising along the ocean with the warm breeze coming off it. Nice laid back RR. That has got to be one of the coolest Fat Boys I've ever seen.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:51 AM   #4
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Sweet, I could use some of that warm ocean air, sweet bike too
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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Very nice. While living in Florida I can't say I ever really made it to St Augustine. However, I did buy my first motorcycle in Daytona and rode it home on 95 to Melbourne. Then I proceeded to ride it just about every day to work in Merritt Island. I had my choice of US1, A1A or Tropical Trail. I usually took Tropical trail because it was the most direct route, and because for a bit I could have water on either side of me. A1A was a little out of the way, and while a very nice ride, usually had too many slow moving tourist cars on it.

Thanks for sharing some of the old Florida. I kinda miss being over on that coast.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:06 PM   #6
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I worked in the Tallahassee area for a few years and did a lot of riding along the Gulf from Pensacola to Aplachicola. During off season, it's a very nice ride. Also, north of Tallahassee to the GA border is old plantation country, and in places, very old. Plenty of bendy roads up that way.

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Old 11-17-2010, 02:25 AM   #7
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:19 AM   #8
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Next stop the St. Augustine light house.

Nice pic and a great -beefy- ride.

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Old 11-17-2010, 05:53 PM   #9
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This section of old A1A is on the south side of the inlet. You can see a few houses off in the distance and the road ends just after em. I think at one point the road was lined with houses and they were lost over time during big blows. Lots of interesting erosion and it's cool to see the breaching from the powerful water.

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I have to say it again, that is one sweet Fat Boy. Did you black it out yourself, or buy it like that?
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:04 AM   #11
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Thanks F1 & the rest - yea put it together in early 09 when the Doc found a tumor in my lower leg - figured I might as well die in debt and havin fun. Well not dead yet (and don't plan on it for a long time amen) but still got the bike and a little limp. I think I did much better than the Lo that came out about a year later. Not a big fan of the brushed and mix of flat and gloss that the Lo has. Rather be homelsss than chromeless and chrome will get ya home. Right?


I was going for clean classic look - think I hit the mark.


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Old 11-18-2010, 11:06 AM   #12
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Thanks for sharing the ride and pics. My sister-in-law is in St. Augustine with her Harley right now...BITCH

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:25 PM   #13
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Nice Harley, love the pictures of the East coast. My sister lives in Jacksonville, I visit a couple of time each year, my favorite ride is from J-ville down to St Augustine then along A1A to Daytona. One of the few rides along the coast you can actually see the ocean.
I will be back in the area in May of 2011.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:45 PM   #14
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Cap - check out this joint when your in town - fun on the weekends. It's 15 miles north of St. Auggie.


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