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    hey bernie..you know who...bfish

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    Weston FL here (Ft Lauderdale area). Anyone figured out a good scenic route up to the MOA Rally? I am planning on 2-3 days travel time before and after the rally.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmirizarry View Post
    Weston FL here (Ft Lauderdale area). Anyone figured out a good scenic route up to the MOA Rally? I am planning on 2-3 days travel time before and after the rally.


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    I use a Garmin GPS, so I'd be happy to post the file of my intended route once I finalize it. I'll be heading up from Orlando with the wife, and I plan to make the ride over 2 days. I plan to avoid any I-States and congested roads, taking time to enjoy a nice scenic ride. Personally, I like curves and hills.

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    Let me tie this post in. Originally posted in the Rally Forum.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...283#post457283

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectorprime27 View Post
    I use a Garmin GPS, so I'd be happy to post the file of my intended route once I finalize it. I'll be heading up from Orlando with the wife, and I plan to make the ride over 2 days. I plan to avoid any I-States and congested roads, taking time to enjoy a nice scenic ride. Personally, I like curves and hills.
    Great! I am looking at options but would like to hear other ideas on route planning. Prefer the scenic route at the expense of time too. I have reserved a tent at the rally in Sherpaville. First MOA rally for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkec View Post
    Let me tie this post in. Originally posted in the Rally Forum.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...283#post457283

    2009 Rally from Southwest Florida.
    Thanks for the thread. Looks like a few of us down in Florida planning on heading up to the rally. Hope to meet you there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmirizarry View Post
    Thanks for the thread. Looks like a few of us down in Florida planning on heading up to the rally. Hope to meet you there
    Seems like more than a couple. I'll be posting a Garmin route file in a few days. It'll be based on my trek up from Orlando, but can easily be adapted to other locations in Florida. A very good friend who's Hog rider and lives in TN is giving me advice on the routing up his way. He's pretty familiar with most of the roads in and around East TN. He's looking for good roads, with lots of curves and elevation changes, lots of scenery, and limited traffic.

    Hopefully we'll cross paths with a few of you fellow Floridians on the way up, but definately at the Rally. If most of us are camping, perhaps we should try for a "Florida" section!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmirizarry View Post
    Weston FL here (Ft Lauderdale area). Anyone figured out a good scenic route up to the MOA Rally? I am planning on 2-3 days travel time before and after the rally.


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    My folks live in Weston..... There is a loose group of riders assembling at Everglades Holiday Park (US 27 and Griffin Rd) on Sundays.....

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    Welcome aboard! I almost bought the R1200RT (I have a K1200LT) but the spouse liked the ride on the bigger bike better. She's beginning to rider herself, so I'll soon be looking at the RT again . I'm also a Gator - been a good few years to be a Gator - so I do hope we cross paths. Planning on heading to the Rally?

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    Thumbs up My Route from Orlando to BMW Rally

    Attached is the route I'm planning to take from Orlando up to the Rally (Garmin database eXchange Format). I'm posting this in case anyone else wants to use it, or has comments that will make it better. I've discovered there are numerous routes up the the Rally, so if someone has something to add, please do so.

    My basic criteria was to avoid Interstates (although I do hit the E/W Expressway getting our of Orlando and I-26 for the final miles - but only after riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a ways!), try to use roads with less traffic, avoid (mostly) large cities, and find some nice scenic rides. Of course, as I learn a more about the roads the route is subject to refinement.

    Our plan is to depart Orlando reasonably early on Tuessay, and spend the night somewhere between Waycross and Augusta. We'll leave early again on Wednesday and cover the remaining distance on Wednesday, hopefully arriving in time to set up the tent and nab a few beers!

    Hope this is useful - I'm looking forward to meeting some of you fine folks up there!

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    Would you like some suggestions for alternate roads between Jax and South Carolina?
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    Absolutely. That's half the reason I posted it. I've already made some changes to take some of the larger cities (Waycross, Augusta, etc.) out of the route, but I'm certainly open to suggestions. Thank you!

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