We actually do have a helmet law............but all it states is that if you can show evidence of a minimum of $10,000 medical coverage, and you are over age 21, then you need not wear a helmet if you don't want to.Scootereno said:I circled Florida on a map once. :lol: But really....
Florida is a fun pace to ride. They have no helmet law, the locals drive like their either 16 or 80 years old and the pavement will eat up your tires quickly. :roll:
If your down there around Feb 22-24 there is a scooter rally in Coco Beach that some of us will be attending. Hope you have fun!
cliffyk said:US 27 runs from the Georgia line to Miami, just about through the middle of the State for its entire length, some 500 miles--there is nothing "East" about it:.............................
Fatjock said:cliffyk said:US 27 runs from the Georgia line to Miami, just about through the middle of the State for its entire length, some 500 miles--there is nothing "East" about it:.............................
Fair enough, my only experience of it (US27) is from the bottom end of Lake Okeechobee down into Miami (NW36th street), which is pretty Eastern, so that's why I mentioned that. But also bear the following in mind:
1) In fact down in Miami it gets to be within 2 miles of the intercoastal, and within 5 miles of the Atlantic ocean. So to classify it as having "nothing "East" about it" is about as disengenuous as classifying the entire road as eastern. Two wrongs don't make a right.
2) I actually described it as a "popular route for bikes going down the eastern side" which at it's southern end, it actually is (especially at weekends). So not really factually inaccurate, but I accept is far from telling the whole story.
When I lived I Pembroke Pines, it was certainly part of my chosen route to get down onto US1 heading for the keys (Pines Blvd.- US27-SR997-US1), rather than I-95 or the Turnpike. Or if heading across to Naples for lunch on day off (Pines Blvd.- US27-SR997-US41 Tamiami trail). If just out for a test run I used to take 27 up to Okeechobee, then come back down on 441 (checks out open road, and heavy traffic!).
At this Southern end it is also heavily patrolled by law enforcement, as it is a known trafficking route.So not a great place for pushing the speed limits. Further North than the lake, I have no knowledge of it.
I totally agree with your comments on the size of Florida. I know heading North from Metro Miami area, taking the Turnpike up to Ocale, then I-75, it's over 7 hrs by road to hit the State Border into Georgia. To try and do all in one week means you just get to scrape the surface.
Yup, no arguments from me on these observations.........wayneman said:I also lived in Pembrooke Pines/Cooper city area. Grew up there. Went to Pines middle school as a youngster.
Fished alligator alley many, many times. US 27 is also known as "Truckers Alley". Truckers use this road because it does
go right through the middle of the state and they pay NO TOLLS. Problem is there is a lot of 2 lane roads on US 27. Very inpatient
drivers cause a lot of accidents. I-75 down to miami/kendall/homestead and the keys is the way to go. I-75 is like a dream ride
compared to I-95. i quit riding altogether on the east coast of FLA. It just got way to dangerous. Anything or anyone who breathes air
is given a drivers license over there and you have little sub countries like "Little Haiti", Little Havana" most of which speak little to know english,
carry little to no insurance and couldn't read a english traffic sign if there life depended on it. Thus, it was tough enough to survive in a cage
with 4 wheels not alone on a bike with 2 wheels. Visit the West coast of Fla. The people are nicer, the beaches are spectacular and riding is a dream.
Although, anywhere yo go in Florida this time of year is filled with snow birds and the West coast of Fla is no exception. We are loaded here.
Actually, i think the entire states of Michigan and Indiana are jammed into our little tropical paradise with us right now. Sarasota is very difficult
to move around in. Even so, i don't have the fear of riding over here that i had on the east coast even in our busy season. Good luck on your Journey.
Keep your head on a swivel, and ride defensively.Take care.