Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-09, 09:23 AM   #1
StupidlyBrave 
Chepooka
Thread Starter
 
StupidlyBrave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Central PA
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1400 7spd; 2001 Litespeed Arenberg 10 speed
Posts: 1,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
My FL roadtrip report

17 hour drive each way.

SW Florida is flat and windy. You have to learn to like the wind . I would rather ride in a 20mph wind up north than a 10mph wind where there is no place to hide from it. But sunny and 80F is hard to resist this time of year.

My trip was primarily to visit my aging parents, so the bicycling was a bonus when I could get it in. Between driving to appointments and household repairs, I still managed to get 70 miles over 3 days. Because of the economy (I think), there was very little traffic on the road.

Lee county apparently has one of the top foreclosure rates in the US, and there were many houses in various stages of completion, yet seemingly abandoned. In fact, the only construction I saw was at a Habitat house.

Other notes:
Saw one other rider, a kid on his way home from school. He thought it odd that I would wave
There might be a good cup of coffee in Statesville, NC. But I couldn't find it.
StupidlyBrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-09, 09:41 AM   #2
-=(8)=-
♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯
 
-=(8)=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
Bikes: Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
Posts: 7,903
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lee is one of the nicer places in Florida to ride.
I dont know if you could get to Mt. Dora or Eustis but if you
come back, hit them up
The wind is brutal. Im on the eastern shore and it will almost stop you
on some days. Really !
There are so many 'untilitarian'(poor ?) riders and club roadies that
no one waves, here. It would be like toyota drivers waving to each other.
__________________
-ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"
-=(8)=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-09, 09:45 AM   #3
pgoat
BatŁwŁ Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 2,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
we were in FL (East coast, near Cape Canaveral) for a week+ in Feb. I was amazed at how many more cyclists I saw this year....seemed like there were hardly ever any bikes out in the past 10 years.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 AM.