Monthly Archives: April 2018

Day 5 Key West to San Diego ride

New Orleans here we come. New Orleans traces its routes from the French to the Spanish then back to the French before finally being acquired by the US as part of the Louisiana purchase for a sum total of 12 … Continue reading

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D+4 Key West to San Diego

“Spanish explorers are believed to have arrived at Mobile Bay in 1519, and the territory was visited in 1540 by the explorer Hernando de Soto. The first permanent European settlement in Alabama was founded by the French at Fort Louis … Continue reading

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D plus 1 – Key West to San Diego Motorcycle Ride

Photo above – not of our group as non of us would think of riding without a helmet and body protection. Photo above – Our group – Note the difference (Today I noticed that this day 1 post of our … Continue reading

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D day + 3 Key West to San Diego motorcycle ride

Today if I planned on heading straight home the distance is 2,371 miles. Tomorrow we ride 244 miles to a city in Florida called Port St Joe. Right now from my room vantage point I can hear thunder and see … Continue reading

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Cedar key, Florida history

Today after a 311 mile motorcycle ride that started in Naples, Florida we are now in our room on “Cedar Key“. I love history and learning about an area is part of the reason I am on this ride. If … Continue reading

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D+2 Key west to San Diego ride

We are now riding the Tamiami trail. The name means Tampa to Miami and the trail is 275 miles long. Imagine Florida 100 years ago century ago, where mosquitoes and alligators ruled. No air conditioning! A brea down on a … Continue reading

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D day Key West to San Diego ride

Sunday morning eleven of us motorcycle riders start their own personal adventure with Naples, Florida on their sight. Personal because no one is guiding the when to start or required route. My friend Russ and I plan for an early … Continue reading

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Riding with the pack

During the last three weeks I’ve been surrounded by family, friends or acquaintances at all times. Miami living has kept me busy and my 86 year old mom in high spirits. Yesterday when I departed Miami and arrived solo in … Continue reading

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The road to Key West

Tomorrow I ride my new 2017 Honda Africa twin from Miami to Key West. I have reservations to spend the first night at the Navy lodge. The last time I rode a motorcycle to Key West the old 7 mile … Continue reading

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Key West to San Diego motorcycle ride 2018

The official ride meet up day in key west florida is saturday. Day 0 starts Sunday. I’ve been in Miami for the past few weeks, my brand new Honda Africa twin shipped weeks before me. $655 one way freight to … Continue reading

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