Key West Florida

  • November 5, 2012 · 5:30 AM

Ride down to Key West going thru Birmingham Ala. and taking the west coast of Florida looks like a easy 3 day ride down, then stay in the Keys for 3 nights and head back...More details as time get closer..I will be staying in the comfort inn on the Key West Island..

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  • Larry

    This was great ride, 3122 miles from my driveway and back...This is one ride for everyone to do at least once...

    Billy and Jerry are great to travel with, except Billy brought his MP3 player for his bike all I had was my radio and I got to listen to every political ad known to mankind in about every language as well..This was the big joke going down there coming back the election was over and radio became normal..Still a great trip and I fell in love with conch fritters...
    Thanks Billy and Jerry for great ride...

    November 14, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Key West is always fun...next time I'd like to go when there isn't a huge Powerboat race so the room rates aren't so high! But we enjoyed ourselves! The ride down was pretty relaxing like we had wanted.

    November 13, 2012

  • jerry h.

    The rain for Monday is down to to 20% now.

    October 29, 2012

    • Larry

      I see that, yesterday it was 60%....

      October 29, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Alright Larry, Jerry, and Larkin, here is a route that I was playing with today and I want to know what ya'll think. I picked a couple of hotels just to see what was available in the areas that seemed like good stopovers. The first one is a Holiday Inn in Tallahassee (free breakfast) for $67/room. The second stopover on this route is a Holiday Inn Express (free breakfast) in Bonita Springs for $80/room. That gives us a short 5.5hr ride on Wednesday to get into Key West. We could either go straight to Key West or stop in the everglades for an airboat tour. There are outfits all along Highway 41 in the everglades, we just have to pick one. I need to be at Key West airport by 5:05pm

    If there are 3 of us, we can share one room on the way down to cut costs. If there are 4, I don't know if ya'll want to squeeze that many of us into one room... I put holiday inns on the map because I need a couple more nights to get to the next elite level with that hotel group.

    http://goo.gl/maps/B8dvC­

    October 25, 2012

    • Larry

      I'm wanting to take 98 out of Panama, and just ride that out, I'm hoping to make Perry if not there are plenty of motels along the way...Jerry your thoughts on this..

      October 26, 2012

    • Bill P.

      If we make it to Perry, we could get a room at the Holiday Inn Express there for $77

      October 28, 2012

  • Larry

    Updating this ride, some folks won't be able to make it for different reasons, so I'm asking the group to update your status if you are not going so we will have a better head count...Thanks

    October 12, 2012

    • jerry h.

      Still going,

      October 12, 2012

    • Bill P.

      I am still going...

      October 25, 2012

  • jerry h.

    Still planing on going.

    October 12, 2012

  • Larry

    Good evening, after the meet up at BWW last night most if not all show more interest in the route heading thru Panama city, so we decided that we will head to Panama city and if the ones that wanted to ride down thru Ocala can break off where it is best... This was talked about due to it was more coastal ride down and some felt it would be more relaxed.. I'm booking a room in Key West tonight and Jerry said he would split the room....We will be arrving in KW on Wednesday and leaving out Monday morning...A house was mention and decided against due to the cost factor and with some leaving Saturday...So our first day is Panama city and anything after that is a bonus that day....Any thoughts please post them here....Thanks Larry..

    Also keep in mind it will be getting dark around 6 so most wanted to be off the road by then..

    September 12, 2012

  • Rob

    Yes we are Jerry. I just emailed everyone the updated Map & Directions following the new route.

    August 30, 2012

  • jerry h.

    Are we still meeting that the Hardees on Hwy 96 in Franklin?

    August 30, 2012

  • Larry

    I did and must not have save it when I added the location....Thanks Billy

    August 29, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Some of the other things that were decided on in the meetup... The plan is to ride like hell and get to Ocala, FL the first night. Then wake up and get on the road a little later on Tuesday, say about 8am. We will then make it down and do an air boat ride about 1pm or so. We'll then head to Homestead or Florida City for the night. Then on Wed, we'll make it down to Key West by early afternoon on Wed. Most of us are going to be leaving Key West Key/Key Largo on Monday morning. And others are leaving on Saturday. The plan is to make the ride back to Nashville in 2 days instead of 3.

    August 29, 2012

  • Larry

    Meet up time was set at 5:30 am and KSU is at 6:00 am..Thanls

    August 29, 2012

    • Bill P.

      Larry, can you change the meet time in the header?

      August 29, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Just a reminder, anyone that can make it to the planning meeting, meet at Piranha Bar at 5:30 today. If you can't make it to Piranha bar, call my cell (256)[masked] and maybe you can meet us after.

    August 29, 2012

  • Larry

    I have printed out a map and list of hotels for key west..I will be passing out them out Friday sorry folks I only got 9 printed out before something came up and I will have more ready before the next meet up...See everyone Friday night please bring your questions and share them after all this is OUR trip not any one person's trip...Cya then

    August 14, 2012

    • Bill P.

      So what did ya'll talk about as far as hotels in Key West?

      August 19, 2012

    • Larry

      Not much was decided that night I have a list of hotels and prices....We need to book them before it gets to late... Shane is looking at flying Bonnie in and out..Shane is talking about staying Sunday and leaving Monday and I'm cool with that as well..

      August 20, 2012

  • Bill P.

    For anyone who has a significant other that doesn't want to ride on the back all the way down but does want to come. For $460 all in, my wife is flying into Key West on the 7th, arriving at 17:15. Flying out of Miami on the 12th at noon. On Delta.

    August 13, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Alright, I'm definitely in! My wife has booked a flight into Key West Airport for Nov 7 at 17:15. So that matches up pretty well with our arrival into Key West. We are also going to tie this into a wedding we've been invited to in Key Largo so on the 9th we are going to head up there. Then on Monday the 12th, Jacqui is flying back to Nashville from Miami. So I'll be riding towards Nashville as soon as I drop her off. So I'm definitely down to share a room for the 2 nights on the way down. And if anyone wants to ride back up with me on the 12th and 13th, we can split a room for the ride back.

    August 13, 2012

  • Ronald W.

    Larry,recon any of the Ladies will be going? and can We kind of estimate the Cost of this Trip? Really would like to make this one!
    How many Miles total and how many We plan on riding each day and are some of us guys willing to double up on the Hotel Rooms to
    cut down on the Cost?
    Thanks: Big Ron

    August 4, 2012

    • Bill P.

      I can't make it on the 17th, not back from Denmark yet. Are you still working during the weekends Larry? I am home Aug 19-20 for certain and as of now not traveling Aug 27-30 and Sept 4-9

      August 10, 2012

    • Larry

      28th thru the 30th would be good for me. 4th thru the 9th is to far out for me to plan right now...

      August 10, 2012

  • Charles H.

    I will probably have to head back earlier. I just could not be gone that many days in a row. But, I am down for the ride.

    June 18, 2012

    • Ronald W.

      Hey Charles,you think yup might want to Share a Double Room,sense I plan on coming back early too,that would cut the cost for both of us,I need to approximate the Cost of the Ride,Motel,Gas,Food****e­ct

      August 6, 2012

    • Charles H.

      That would work for me. How long are wanting to stay in the Keys?

      August 6, 2012

  • Larry

    If yall want one that would be good...Someone call the date and time...

    July 7, 2012

  • jerry h.

    Do we need a planing meeting?

    July 4, 2012

  • Bill P.

    as of right now, I'm free for that time period...

    June 18, 2012

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