Personal Motorcycle Adventures and Travel Tips from Ontario 9 Members
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Al and Dana's Winter Get Away
Myself and Dana needed to get on a bike before the Canadian season allowed us to, so we decided to go to the warmest place that allowed us to rent a Motorcycle. After some searching around and investigating, the final and obvious choice was the southern most point in the USA. Never having been to Miami or Key West, this was the best choice for us. A balming 27C during the day and 21C at night and nothing but sun, made this one of our best winter get away holidays. We flew from Ottawa to Miami and stayed 2 nights before renting our Harleys from Eagle Rider for three days. I rented the Street Glide, and Dana had the Dyna Low Rider. The Rental from Eagle Rider was smooth and hassle free, they accommodated us with every request.
Basically stay to the coastline as much as possible. Don't go on the Turnpike, as it is a camera installed toll road and stay of the Interstate highway . Definitely recommended Cutler road in Miami due to the large overhanging trees, traffic is light and the houses on this road are massive. Heading south, we took Card Sound Road and stopped at a little famous place called Alabama Jacks for lunch, it's a great seafood experience. The speed limit is between 45 - 55 M/H through the keys, stick to the speed limit as there are many police around. There are many places to stop for pictures and souvenirs along the way. The beautiful colors of the water and the warm sunny breeze made this trip a great winter escape. One more place to stop, is Bahia Beach. This is the best beach in the keys if you want to sit in the sand.
When spending the night, try to find a place on Duval Street if you want to be where the action is, but it does stay noisy very late. If you want somewhere a little more quiet than that is available too. Shop around for accommodations, we found a place for 130$/night which is cheap at the "Old Customs House Inn", it was a nice one bedroom studio with King size bed and a small kitchen, very nice . Many are $250 and up, so take some time and call a few places. Duval Street is littered with bars, restaurants, pubs and shops. You can walk around from one shop to another with your drink in your hand.
We stayed 2 nights downtown Miami, which allowed us to tour around and visit the dockside market by Byscayne Blvd. When we returned from Key West we stayed at Miami Beach, where you must visit Lincoln Road, which is a long walking only street, filled with restaurants and shops. Our hotel " The New Casablanca on the Ocean" was 85$/night and was a 2 1/2 star rating. The room was clean, but nothing fancy. You can take a bus up and down Miami Beach for 2$ cash, comes every 30 Min.
This was one of our funnest holidays and plan to return next year. For any more info, give me a call.