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Route to Florida

It's not going to be Route 66, but....

A number of us are planning a summer trip from the Canadian Military academy, in Kingston, Ontario, south to the Florida Quays ("keys" to you yanks)

We have been pouring over the maps but we don't want to ride SLAB, so I though I'd post here and see if y'all could help us assemble a route that would be fun for about 6 or 8 guys on sportbikes.

We don't really even care if we get to the "keys" or not. We're just after a nice 3 week break of twisties and fun. Offline e-mail suggestions gratefully accepted as well, to [email protected]
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Re: Route to Florida

Unless you want to ride hundreds of miles of nothing but completely straight roads, don't go any farther south than N. Georgia. Stay in the mountains. Hit up the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the hundreds of other twisties in the area.
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Unless you want to ride hundreds of miles of nothing but completely straight roads, don't go any farther south than N. Georgia. Stay in the mountains. Hit up the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the hundreds of other twisties in the area.
That's good to know!!

Anyone care to propose the route by hi-way numbers?
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Re: Route to Florida

By the time you hit the Gap you won't want to go any further. Sorry, no hwy numbers from me.

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Re: Route to Florida

Florida has it's own *attractions*. Not really of the twisy variey but I found the drive from Miami to Key West to be really picturesque and Key West itself is just quirky enough that I'm still planning a trans-continental trip there from here (it's about 3200 miles).

Depends on your ultimate goal. A road trip adventure or pure sports-riding. If you are looking for pure sports-riding and are not a BikerBoyz squid then I suspect you will find little of value in FL at all.
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Re: Route to Florida

Just ask yourself how badly you want to see the Keys, because it's a really long drive from the Georgia border to Key West (especially on a sportbike). Otherwise, I would stay in the North Georgia, Deal's Gap area and if you want to hit the beach head East thru North Carolina.

If you decide to head thru Florida to the Keys and want to take something more scenic take 27 from I75 (near Ocala, FL) all the way to Miami. It will take you a bit longer, but I think it's much better than following 75 or 95 (so boring). I also recommend taking Card Sound Road once you get South of Miami.

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.. I also recommend taking Card Sound Road once you get South of Miami.
I've found that Hwy 1 was the best way to get to Key West... (if you don't sail or fly that is)...
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Re: Route to Florida

Are you saying "Take the Comanche" rather than the 'blade??
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I've found that Hwy 1 was the best way to get to Key West... (if you don't sail or fly that is)...
Actually, I think US1 is the only way

Card Sound is just a little scenic detour off of US1 that's eventually takes you back to US1.

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