Motorcycle Florida - Sarasota to Ft. Lauderdale
3rd and Final Leg of this trip can be found 3rd & Final Leg
1st leg, "Motorcycle Florida" in January and it was incredible! Four of us rode 2 Harley Davidson Motorcycles, one was a 2012 Trike the other was a 2012 Electra Glide. Our trip started after a quick flight from Northern Ontario Canada to Sarasota FL where we rented these bikes from the friendly folks at Rossiter's Harley Davidson. The rental process was simple and straight forward but before leaving their property you were instructed to do a few u-turns in their parking lot so they could see you can handle the bike. After a few practice runs all was good and we were on our way.
Wednesday January 4th, 2012 we started our Motorcycle Florida trip and we left Sarasota heading to Ft. Lauderdale. The day was a cool so jackets and gloves were required riding equipment.
Heading South on I75 it was sunny and cool but it was so awesome riding in January. Us Northern Ontario boys are not used to riding in the dead of winter. Riding through the Everglades was exhilarating. Cutting across I75 through the Everglades and seeing signs like this were surreal. On our way down South we didn't see any alligators/crocodiles as I believe it was a little cool to be on the sides of the river banks but on the way back up 4 days later we spotted hundreds of them lining the banks of the waterways while riding past. Some of these alligators were huge and grey in color while others were smaller and black.
While having lunch at Gilbert's Resort we had an unexpected visit from a pod of dolphins. It was surreal.
We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale and stayed at the Courtyard Marriott which was on the ocean and had some incredible views.
After a day of riding a sightseeing it was time for dinner so we ate at "Le Cafe de Paris" which had excellent cuisine and we even got to write on the walls which was a lot of fun.
The next morning I even decided to continue my physical work out routines to stay in shape while on holidays and exercise with a few of the locals on the beach as seen here in this video.
You can find part 2 of this Motorcycle Tour here - Ft. Lauderdale to Key West FL
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1st leg of our "Motorcycle Florida" trip
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