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Old 09-23-2012, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Going to be in Jupiter Fl. at my sons for Christmas for a couple of weeks. Is it worth throwing my bike in the back & take 4 or 5 days and do the keys? Help my Florida freinds.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most of the wet season will be behind us so it ought to be a nice ride.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats one ride thats on the Bucket List for me... do it do it!!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A very nice place to go. the rates will be high because of the season.
We are going to head down there in a couple of weeks.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i lived in jupiter for 20 yrs YES take the bike and take the trip to key west,7 mile bridge is the best ride you will take..just watch ur speed the cops are rough and if key deer are around the are worse... from jupiter its about 4-5 hrs to key west but wat a ride bro
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I wouldn't,nothing to see but blue water,white sand,hogs breath saloon,Hemingways house,Duvall street stumble (start at one end,have a beer or cocktail at each bar and try to make it to the other end) Margarita Grill.Cool old Fort. Thats just a little bit to do in Key West.Those other towns you ride thru I wouldn't stop.Key Largo fishing trips,Islemadoro restaurants and night life,nice aquarium.Nothing to see.Damn,I think I'll ride down this weekend.Takes me about 8 hrs.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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October or early November are great,end of December is terrible. Motorcoaches,travel trailers,heavy traffic and the police are the worst. If you want to see the Keys drive your truck,it'll be better in traffic jams than your bike. I grew up in Florida(1948-2006)and used to go to the keys all the time,still have friends there but last time I was there (2003) it was so crowded I left sooner than planned. A great idea would be to plan for Biketoberfest(10-18-20) then head south,good weather and way less crowded,and police are almost human. Do not park more than one bike in a parking space,you will get a ticket.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've ridden there once and towed there once. One of my favorite places on our planet. Now that I have a comfy bike, I'll be riding there more. Watch for key deer at dusk.

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Warning about the Keys: If you go there once, you will wanna sell everything you own & move there! I know I do, and I ain't that far from them!
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Warning about the Keys: If you go there once, you will wanna sell everything you own & move there! I know I do, and I ain't that far from them!
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If I didn't have family and other fiduciary responsibilities here I would have been down there years ago living on a sailboat.


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