Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

Can anyone name a worse place for cycling than Florida?

Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Can anyone name a worse place for cycling than Florida?

Old 01-28-18, 03:06 AM
  #1  
ryan_rides
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ryan_rides's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: South Florida
Posts: 272

Bikes: 2018 Aventon Cordoba 2021 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Can anyone name a worse place for cycling than Florida?

(I've lived in Oregon before)
I currently live in South florida. Wanting to move to SoCal in the future.
ryan_rides is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 05:17 AM
  #2  
motrheadsroadie
Senior Member
 
motrheadsroadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Posts: 863

Bikes: stinner cx, paramount track

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 262 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 7 Posts
socal is closed.
motrheadsroadie is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 05:45 AM
  #3  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,948

Bikes: Litespeed Catalyst, IRO Rob Roy, All City Big Block

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1332 Post(s)
Liked 391 Times in 188 Posts
I don't think I could name a worse place than Florida, period.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 09:46 AM
  #4  
zubes5280
Senior Member
 
zubes5280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 58

Bikes: Cinelli Mash Histogram, Raleigh Tokul 3, All-City Macho Man

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Kansas.
zubes5280 is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 09:48 AM
  #5  
prooftheory
pro in someone's theory
 
prooftheory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 3,236

Bikes: FTP

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Syria.
prooftheory is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 11:18 AM
  #6  
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,545
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 384 Post(s)
Liked 198 Times in 100 Posts
Wherever ryan_rides...is riding
IAmSam is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 11:22 AM
  #7  
tyrion
Senior Member
 
tyrion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 3,786

Bikes: Velo Orange Piolet

Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2035 Post(s)
Liked 1,582 Times in 771 Posts
Los Angeles.
tyrion is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 11:53 AM
  #8  
TenSpeedV2
Senior Member
 
TenSpeedV2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,347

Bikes: Felt TK2, Felt Z5

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 943 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Yakutsk, Russia just saw temperatures of -58F below 0. I would think that it doesn't get much worse than living or riding in conditions like that. Give me crappy roads, traffic, distracted drivers, but not that. Temperatures so low that thermometers broke? Hell no. Record low temperature there? -83F below 0. People live there. A couple hundred thousand crazy people live there.
TenSpeedV2 is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 12:14 PM
  #9  
fietsbob
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,599

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,336 Times in 844 Posts
Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
(I've lived in Oregon before)
I currently live in South florida. Wanting to move to SoCal in the future.
Afghanistan .. Compton
fietsbob is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 12:22 PM
  #10  
jtbadge
Senior Member
 
jtbadge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 459

Bikes: Newish steel.

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by zubes5280 View Post
Kansas.
kansas has a lot of problems, no doubt about it. The cycling is great, though. Once you get out of "the city," endless gravel roads. Hillier than you'd think.
jtbadge is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 12:23 PM
  #11  
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 12,248

Bikes: road, track, mtb

Mentioned: 140 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1369 Post(s)
Liked 1,431 Times in 782 Posts
LA is too broad of a statement... Parts of LA are excellent and have access to wonderful coastline and mountains.
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 01:11 PM
  #12  
Aubergine 
Bad example
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle and Reims
Posts: 2,925
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 775 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 19 Posts
Above 25,000 feet on Chomolungma.
Aubergine is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 01:30 PM
  #13  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,581

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5516 Post(s)
Liked 2,458 Times in 1,578 Posts
Flat, muggy, and hot . . . .

The trifecta of cycling hell
bikemig is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 02:55 PM
  #14  
ryan_rides
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ryan_rides's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: South Florida
Posts: 272

Bikes: 2018 Aventon Cordoba 2021 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Within the United States. LA would be a big improvement compared to anywhere in Florida.I would even prefer Kansas.
ryan_rides is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 02:56 PM
  #15  
ryan_rides
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ryan_rides's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: South Florida
Posts: 272

Bikes: 2018 Aventon Cordoba 2021 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Flat, muggy, and hot . . . .

The trifecta of cycling hell
Exactly. Also the worst drivers. I've been hit 11 times down here.
ryan_rides is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 04:23 PM
  #16  
Carcosa
Senior Member
 
Carcosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 1,060
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Here are other bad places according to some website:

https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2...ities-cycling/

But I've read in a few places Florida is one of if not the most dangerous states for cyclists.
Carcosa is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 04:50 PM
  #17  
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,545
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 384 Post(s)
Liked 198 Times in 100 Posts
Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
Exactly. Also the worst drivers. I've been hit 11 times down here.
Stop crying and exaggerating you wussy...please feel free to get out of here and don't let the door hit you in the ass - we have more than enough dumb****s around here without you adding to the population.
No disrespect intended, of course
IAmSam is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 05:19 PM
  #18  
REDMASTA
Senior Member
 
REDMASTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Traveling through time, will return last week.
Posts: 730

Bikes: Bare Rum Sword Knuckle Runner

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 278 Post(s)
Liked 122 Times in 64 Posts
Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
Exactly. Also the worst drivers. I've been hit 11 times down here.
I wouldn’t list Florida as a top cycling destination but if you’ve been hit 11 times I think theres more to the story than just bad drivers.
REDMASTA is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 06:02 PM
  #19  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,948

Bikes: Litespeed Catalyst, IRO Rob Roy, All City Big Block

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1332 Post(s)
Liked 391 Times in 188 Posts
Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
Here are other bad places according to some website:

https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2...ities-cycling/

But I've read in a few places Florida is one of if not the most dangerous states for cyclists.
That gif under number four is insane.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 07:45 PM
  #20  
phobus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 324
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked 52 Times in 29 Posts
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
That gif under number four is totally normal for Russia.
Next time you're bored, go browse Russian dash cam clips on youtube..
phobus is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 09:09 PM
  #21  
hochflynn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 87

Bikes: 2014 Engin (custom titanium), 2008 Specialized tarmac, 2002 Trek 2300

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is the 3rd year out of the past 4 years that I've wintered in Mt. Dora FL - around an hour north of Orlando. I love it - get to see Osprey, eagles, sand hill cranes, herons, ibis, on most rides. Very rural, with easy rolling hills. Also within an hour of 3 great paved trails ranging from over 50 miles to 92 miles round trip. It's a large state, so don't be too quick to criticize.
hochflynn is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 10:09 PM
  #22  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 10,233

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), R+M Supercharger2 Rohloff, Habanero Ti 26

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2990 Post(s)
Liked 2,216 Times in 1,466 Posts
Atlantis...

In Russia you could just layer up ; )
veganbikes is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 10:11 PM
  #23  
zubes5280
Senior Member
 
zubes5280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 58

Bikes: Cinelli Mash Histogram, Raleigh Tokul 3, All-City Macho Man

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by jtbadge View Post
kansas has a lot of problems, no doubt about it. The cycling is great, though. Once you get out of "the city," endless gravel roads. Hillier than you'd think.
I've only ridden in Garden City. I was there for 4 days and only saw one other cyclist and got honked numerous times. I'm sure the gravel riding outside of the cities are great though.
zubes5280 is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 10:51 PM
  #24  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 27,145
Mentioned: 214 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16399 Post(s)
Liked 3,572 Times in 2,652 Posts
Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
Exactly. Also the worst drivers. I've been hit 11 times down here.
Stats put cycling mortality rates in Florida to be the highest in the nation... by a long shot.

My guess is there are a lot of cyclists down there (good weather), a lot of drivers, and a lot of people stacked on top of each other. Perhaps also tourists (both cyclists and drivers that aren't familiar with the area).

However, if you've been hit that many time, post a summary under Advocacy & Safety, and perhaps someone will give a critique.

Often accidents involve actions by both parties, and a cyclist can ride defensively, and be safer despite the actions of others. Look, and communicate with other people on the road (placement on road, waves, etc). It just makes things go more smoothly.

You may have the right-of-way... but they're bigger.
CliffordK is offline  
Old 01-28-18, 10:59 PM
  #25  
Cyclist0108
Occam's Rotor
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7,248
Mentioned: 61 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2366 Post(s)
Liked 2,328 Times in 1,161 Posts
Saudi Arabia, as a female cyclist?
Cyclist0108 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.