Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Florida Run

ok well here is a little summary wrap up on my run to Florida. As you all know from my shared thots in a previous post that Juan shared for me how the trip went until Tenn. The ride started a little more intense than I wanted. That was mostly my fault in using bad judgement in leaving on a Sunday evening. Riding that night wasn't a good time and most those thoughts came from that. I don't have a whole lot to share until Tenn. and when finally the geography started changing and my excitement kicked in when I got to my first stop. the Jack Daniels brewery.



This mountain spring boys is where all that goodness comes from

A JD bike they had at the brewery


The ride after that was awesome...the views and the weather....




and then Me Po' Boy bob said no more when I cut up a mountain to scope a good cliff for a photo. I'm not sure what it is yet but it went dead instantly like something shorted out and wouldn't even try to start again.
The last pic after the breakdown.


So I got some excercise and pushed as well as coasted to the closest Inn which happened to be a rad stop w/ a sick view off the porch of my cabin. Where I spent my time drinkin my purchase from the JD brewery. And did some sightseeing the next two days until my wife showed up w/ another bike.
Saw a waterfall inside a cave and hiked Rock city and saw seven states from one view. That also had a waterfall...and ya I know this is a totally cheesy photo but when you get a lot of time on your hands and alchohol you end up w/ a shot like this





finally back on the road w/ the family following this time so lots of potty breaks and slow drive time until Orlando but they were originally suppose to pick me up from Florida a week later anyways so the plan didn't alter to greatly from the break down....
got some surfing in and a lot more drinkin...
the run down thru Florida took alot longer than expected Miami is crazy and people will kill you on a motorcycle if you blink...the run thru the keys also was alot longer than I thot. I ran outta gas again...It wasn't all I expected but still sure was a ride to make me smile





a week later mission fukin accomplished...

the west key is crazy....everyones on bikes or mopeds who can't drive...insane drunk tourist....lots of bikers....bikinis...my kinda place....oh and lots of island goats and chickens


oh and whats a bike pic at the ocean w/ out a chick in a bikini...


my 8 year old taking a pic of drunk dad that I don't remember

and some great family time


The trip went well! Riding around the keys equals another goal scratched off my list...I'm thinkin next summer a Cali bike run and in two years I'm wantin to do a Alaska run...I need a bigger bike for that one tho...I think Juans down for it....we should get a crew for it...Thats a trip were numbers would be safer.

5 comments:

Juan Carlos said...

I rode a motorcycle once... it was fun

Doug K. said...

Glad the trip turned out well on the whole. As someone said once "It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."

Nice pics except for that one..geez man...at least get a tan!

Doug

nicholai said...

ha....I did have the best farmers tan of my life and later two of the worst sunburns of my life

Trawler said...

Nice trip shots. envious of US roads

deva said...

Nice snaps.. Thanks for sharing..
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