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Old 02-23-2005, 11:23 AM   #31
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Cedar Key's really entertaining. My only concern is that he might get down there and not be able to find a room. The place is pretty isolated and there's not much in the way of lodging unless you make a reservation.

And if you need to ride Rt. 24 after dark be careful. The last time that I was down there I got lead duty since I had the best driving lights and I picked up an enormous number of deer standing on the highway right of way.

Some photos of Cedar Key: http://www.fototime.com/inv/BAD09C9C5126370

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Agreed about 24, and it's really, really easy to go 100+ on that road.

I'd think Cedar Key should be okay in early March. It's no Daytona, but there are places to stay.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:33 AM   #32
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My favorite Buffett song.

Agreed about 24, and it's really, really easy to go 100+ on that road.

I'd think Cedar Key should be okay in early March. It's no Daytona, but there are places to stay.
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stop in Crystal River on 19 ... forget the name of the place right on Kings Bay, but in the mid 80's when I was a nukkin down thar at the newquelar plant you could get anything fron the sea on a bun ...
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:52 AM   #33
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Shit, lots of great info - thaks guys - BTW, who came up with the names, no indian in his right mind would call anything Okahumpka, right :sratch
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:54 AM   #34
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:00 PM   #35
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Shit, lots of great info - thaks guys - BTW, who came up with the names, no indian in his right mind would call anything Okahumpka, right :sratch
Same guy that came up with Micanopy Florida (me-CAN-no-pee)

This is turning into a great thread. I've got my map and highlighter out.
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #36
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Starke, Fla. Barneyfifeville, beware!!!

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Thanks, I was planning on hugging the lake on my way to Miami.

The electronic crap is a good start, but sometimes a good looking route on the puter blows mega goats with the reality of traffic and Barney Fife.

Maybe 31 outa Valdumster would be good
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I you're taking 301 be careful in Starke. The local "Barney" is a real hard ball kind o' guy.
Must be the primary source of income for the town.

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Old 02-23-2005, 12:54 PM   #37
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Phil,
I you're taking 301 be careful in Starke. The local "Barney" is a real hard ball kind o' guy.
Must be the primary source of income for the town.

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Old 02-23-2005, 12:55 PM   #38
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Same guy that came up with Micanopy Florida (me-CAN-no-pee)

This is turning into a great thread. I've got my map and highlighter out.
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:13 PM   #39
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Phil,
I you're taking 301 be careful in Starke. The local "Barney" is a real hard ball kind o' guy.
Must be the primary source of income for the town.

RF/TC

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The big speedtraps are Waldo and Lawtey. Starke is relatively benign although I have photos in my book of the Starke cops busting the SO for my taking photos of the nearby State Pen ;)

The AAA claims that Waldo gets 95% of their police department budget from traffic tickets. And the AAA has billboards warning of Waldo a bit south of Starke. Believe it or not.

As I mentioned earlier, if anyone wants a low resolution .PDF of the Northeastern Florida book feel free to email me at BuccaneerPress@aol.com. I'll keep the offer open until Bike Week or until I can be sure that I can deliver print copies in time for Bike Week. BMW of Daytona should have some copies of the book to sell when I finally get them printed.
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:24 PM   #40
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Where's Waldo?

Get spacewife to go with in a red stich and Barney will think he's seeing double.
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:37 PM   #41
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Same guy that came up with Micanopy Florida (me-CAN-no-pee)

This is turning into a great thread. I've got my map and highlighter out.
Micanopy was named after the legendary Seminole Indian, Chief Micanopy. The town is perhaps best known as the setting for the Michael J. Fox flick "Doc Hollywood."

Pretty kewl place, and it's right off of I-75 so it's very near the areas that we are talking about.
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:37 PM   #42
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Thanks, I was planning on hugging the lake on my way to Miami.
That puts you on the path to Yeehaw Junction. Go to the intersection of Rt. 441 and Rt. 60 (just a mile from Exit 193 on the Florida's Turnpike) and check out the old trading post, the Desert Inn. Their website is at http://www.desertinnrestaurant.com/ . Not sure if they have reopened the Brothel Museum or not, but otherwise the place is a hoot. I may run down there this weekend and stay there (they proudly proclaim "always pass all health inspections") before exploring the Everglades a bit.

441 around the eastern bank of Lake Okeechobee is decent riding. The last time that I was down there we unexpectedly ran into a traffic jam in the town of Okeechobee, of all places. Indiantown was kewl -- I stopped for food and fuel back in October and felt like I was returning to Mexico because there wasn't a single native northamericano in the entire town as far as I could see.
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Old 02-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #43
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Yes...if you go through Waldo, go 5-10 UNDER the posted speed limit. I used to know the mayor, but I'm not in AP Economics anymore, so my connection is gone.

I think Waldo and Starke suck. I also think Micanopy and Ocala suck. I am glad you guys find these areas interesting, 'cause after spending 21 years in the North Florida area, I sure don't.
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Where's Waldo?

Get spacewife to go with in a red stich and Barney will think he's seeing double.
her stitch is blue
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