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Kissimmee Military Museums Ride

Riders:

August in Florida means heat and or rain, but we cannot let that stop our Patriotism and feeding our riding addiction. How about a ride where we are relatively local but not to close (or far), and going somewhere where we can get inside A/C during our stops.  I propose a Kissimmee Military Museums ride to the Military History Museum and the Warbirds Museum.  These museums will give both “Groundpounders” and “Flyboys” something to reminisce over.  They are very close to each other (4 miles) and admission for both is less than $12 (plus we will be able to feed our “pin quest”).

The planned route is to take Knights Griffins Road to HWY 33 (Polk City). Then north on HWY 33 to Dean Still Road and head east.  We follow Dean Still Road (it turns into Loughman/Ronald Reagan Pkwy after we cross under HWY 27) until it intersects with Old Kissimmee Road. We head northwest on Old Kissimmee Road (which turns into Old Tampa HWY) to Hoagland Ave. Then we follow Hoagland Blvd north a few miles to the Warbird Museum.

Once we see the Warbird museum, we continue north less than a mile on Hoagland Blvd to HWY 192 and turn west, and travel 3 ½ miles to Lunch at the Ichiban Buffet,  located a few hundred yards from our second museum (5269 W. lrlo Bronson Memorial Hwy / http://www.ichibanfl.com/), lunch will be $7.  Once lunch is over we will head back east those few hundred yards to the Military History Museum.

Return trip is east on HWY 192 and the south on N Poinciana Blvd to Old Tampa HWY. West on Old Tampa HWY back to Ronald Reagan Pkwy. Then we will turn on HWY 192/17, and we simply follow HWY 92/17 south through Haines City, Auburndale, Lake Alfred, Lakeland and through Plant City. I am sure some folks will turn off in Plant City and head south to the Brandon area.  Plan is to be back in Tampa no later than 3:30 p.m.

So for a few hours of your time, and $20, you will get to travel some nice back roads, see two historical Military Museums and have a great lunch.  Remember, both of these museums are 501c19 organizations, so your admission fees are tax deductable as a charitable donation.  I look forward to seeing you all that decide to come along with us.  Grumpy.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank all I enjoyed the ride and all for making me welcome a great group Look forward to riding more and getting to meet all even more.

    1 · August 16, 2014

    • Star

      We enjoyed having you along, you are a good fit with our group. Thanks for the laughs, look forward to next time.

      August 17, 2014

  • Dwayne

    Once again great ride. Loved those back roads.

    1 · August 16, 2014

    • Shannon W.

      Thanks again Dwayne for leading us the way !!!!

      August 16, 2014

    • Dwayne

      yer welcome.

      August 16, 2014

  • Rachael K.

    We made it home safe and sound. Thanks for the fun trip! The rain wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Glad I got that out of the way!

    2 · August 16, 2014

    • Shannon W.

      It could have been sooo much worse, we had just enough to dirty the bikes

      1 · August 16, 2014

  • Dwayne

    Once again great ride. Loved those back roads.

    August 16, 2014

  • Rocky

    sorry I didn't make the ride went out Friday karaoke stayed out late couldn't get up that early looks like you had a good day for a ride see you on the next ride stay safe ride safe

    August 16, 2014

  • Shannon W.

    The ride still on for tomorrow?

    August 15, 2014

    • Shannon W.

      K

      August 15, 2014

    • Dwayne

      Dang! Clear skies and no rain. I really wanted to go back to bed. Guess I will see you at the rally @ 7:30.

      2 · August 16, 2014

  • Rachael K.

    Ok... As long as is not storming like a bitch tomorrow, we will be there!!

    1 · August 15, 2014

  • Jack B.

    I thought the would ready today to ride tomorrow. No such luck. Ill suely be ready for the next one though. Be safe and keep.dry

    August 15, 2014

  • D.C.

    I have to (sadly) bow out of this one. Would have loved to do this but school started and there's much to do this weekend with the new Common Core. Wish I was riding and not lesson planning!
    Have fun and stay safe.

    August 15, 2014

  • Raymond B.

    Gonna miss this one trike is in shop. He said. 3 weeks 1 down 2 weeks to go

    August 14, 2014

  • alan m.

    sounds like a good time. will be in Boca Raton this weekend visiting my son. ride safe. will join u next time

    August 11, 2014

  • Shannon W.

    Ok leaving outta saint pete area, we hook up someplace and ride together Dwayne, as long as you don't lose me on the curves

    August 4, 2014

    • Dwayne

      7:15-7:30. Definitely need to be on are way by 7:30 to make the meet up by KSU (8:30).

      August 10, 2014

    • Shannon W.

      K I'll see you at 7:15 at rally
      Thanks so much

      August 10, 2014

  • Shannon W.

    That sounds great, thanks I'll see you there

    August 4, 2014

  • Jack B.

    I'm still planning on going, depending on whether or not the new air box i need arrives in time. I miss riding with you guys

    1 · August 3, 2014

    • Dwayne

      Duct tape, coffee can, and some cheese cloth. You are good to go ;)

      August 4, 2014

  • Shannon W.

    Where are we meeting at in the morning?

    August 4, 2014

    • Dwayne

      Deli @ 301. If you click the map link it will show the meet location. I will be heading from Clearwater if anybody wants to ride over together.

      August 4, 2014

  • Kyle

    Would like to but will be in Amelia Island. Have a great ride!

    August 3, 2014

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