Category Archives: Key West Ride 2006

Home Sweet Home

My final ride of this trip was longer than the rest but fairly uneventful. From Wilmington I took I-40 up to I-95 and soon found myself back in The Old Dominion. The weather was cool but sunny and traffic, most … Continue reading

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In Wilmington

I had an excellent and dry ride up to Wilmington, NC today, falling in with two riders from Virginia and two from New Hampshire (!) on the way. I spent the day with my friends Rob and Michele Zapple seeing their … Continue reading

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Bike Week Fun

Rain during Bike Week is an undesirable but unavoidable occurrence if the Weather Gods so decree and today we’re having “scattered thunderstorms”. The Weather Service defines this as rainfall over 30-50% of the forecast area. Bikers define it as a … Continue reading

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At Beautiful Pawleys Island

Odd as it may seem, high speed Internet access is just not as universal nor as reliable at hotels as it should be in these days of widespread connectivity. I didn’t post anything yesterday because I couldn’t get a decent … Continue reading

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Of Rain and Rain Gear

Ensuring that my rain gear was fit and ready was a major priority for me before this trip and today I got to reap the rewards of my preparations. I made it from Fort Lauderdale to just south of Daytona … Continue reading

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Reflections On Key West

I’m writing tonight from Ft. Lauderdale after an uneventful but pretty ride back up the Florida Keys and up the turnpike past Miami. The weather service was a little unclear about the likelihood of rain or thunderstorms today and a few … Continue reading

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Friends Come To Visit

This morning the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ship “Enchantment of the Sea” docked in Key West at Mallory Square (see photos) and soon thereafter two of the passengers, my Washington D.C. area friends Carol Klein and David Peridia, disembarked and met … Continue reading

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Another Key West Sunset

Beach towns have a lot in common and Key West, though the beach is not its central feature, is one of them. For example, there are a lot of very tanned people here (the locals, primarily) and I mean very, … Continue reading

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Riding Down The Keys

They say the Florida Keys is a state of mind. So I decided today that I’d get into that frame of mind as soon as I left the mainland. It’s only about 120 miles down to Key West but I … Continue reading

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Florida’s Kamikaze Drivers

Florida City is not necessarily the last bit of land before you head down to the Florida Keys but it’s pretty darn close. I rode down here today from Orlando on “Florida’s Turnpike”. Not “THE Florida Turnpike”, mind you. The … Continue reading

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