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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Totally alone on a major slab = Ton & then some...

The weather in Florida is about as perfect as any rider could wish for- So I took one of my "go-to" nice rides that normally includes one exit on I-95 North, then a lazy curl back through San Marco to the SR-13 loop (one of the best rides in Florida).

Turns out there was a major accident that I just learned was a 6 motorcycle crash (everyone lived, thankfully) that shut down the highway for about three hours. I could tell something was up as soon as I hit the on-ramp.

The road was closed just before "my" on-ramp, so with no traffic coming up behind me and not another exit/ramp for about 2-3 miles, I had a super-slab playground, exiting and doubling back over and over again.. All I had to worry about were a few fellow travelers using my ramp, but I was much faster than they were.

I hit the tonne half a dozen times in 2 hours, probably topped out 112 or so depending on the pitch of the freeway.

Fastest day of my life ever- Wishing those crashed guys a speedy recovery.
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That's the way to have fun. I'm about to go out for a ride myself. 60(+) degrees in Pa during Nov, and the sun's shining.

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I took a nice ride this morning... right to work.
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Got out for a ride myself! My GF and I rode with a couple of our friends. # Triumphs and a FJ.... Nowhere near the tonne, but a nice relaxing ride with friends anyway.

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That's the way to have fun. I'm about to go out for a ride myself. 60(+) degrees in Pa during Nov, and the sun's shining.
I was out bombing around in the Poconos yesterday too. Headed over to the Hawks nest and watched the squids for awhile. Beautiful day. Saw a Bonnie waiting to cross the Delaware bridge in Lackawaxen...wasn't one of you boys was it?
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I was out bombing around in the Poconos yesterday too. Headed over to the Hawks nest and watched the squids for awhile. Beautiful day. Saw a Bonnie waiting to cross the Delaware bridge in Lackawaxen...wasn't one of you boys was it?
We took a nice ride up that way yesterday too. Lotsa bikes out and about.

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I was out bombing around in the Poconos yesterday too. Headed over to the Hawks nest and watched the squids for awhile. Beautiful day. Saw a Bonnie waiting to cross the Delaware bridge in Lackawaxen...wasn't one of you boys was it?
No that wasn't me, I live south of there. Only visit the Lackawaxen area when I go to see my daughter.

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