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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2016, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Funny thing about Florida

You don't see that many motorcycles on the roads.

Expected to see a lot more with 12 months of warm weather.

I moved here from the Chicago area, and in the Summer you see a lot more bikes on the road than I see here in Florida.

Not sure why.

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Older population in Florida, maybe that have something to do with it.
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Can be stifling hot and miserable if you always ride with full gear.
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I was station at Mayport Florida for awhile. The humidity horrible. Much prefer the weather in California, dry heat.

I remember riding a 305 Honda down to Ft Lauderdale and end up covered with those luv bugs. They just stuck to my face with all of that miserable humidity.
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I was station at Mayport Florida for awhile. The humidity horrible. Much prefer the weather in California, dry heat.

I remember riding a 305 Honda down to Ft Lauderdale and end up covered with those luv bugs. They just stuck to my face with all of that miserable humidity.
I've ridden there a couple of times. Straight roads loaded with geezers.
I was the only guy with a helmet.

No offense to our Florida riders of course.
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I think you are right - it is an older population and maybe that accounts for fewer bikes on the road.

The roads are straight and flat here in Florida.

Humidity is bad from about May to September.

On the other hand .....

- Economy is mostly doing very well with 4.7 percent unemployment, solid employment growth and rising property values.

- The State income tax rate is zero.

- Property taxes are lower than where I came from in Chicago.

- Auto and motorcycle licensing fees are reasonable

- The State of Florida does not require insurance on motorcycles (I carry insurance).

- Mostly friendly people and it's nice to sit outside at restaurants 12 months a year.

- Cost of electricity is much lower than other states

- The State of Florida government has a balanced budget and no huge pension and debt time bombs that are hitting states like Illinois and New Jersey and forcing up taxes in those states.

The pizza mostly sucks in Florida, but I was spoiled on that in Chicago.

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Plus you guys have the History Of Diving Miseum on Islamorada Key (sp?) which I have not yet seen but plan to.
Whenever I visit Florida I come back with a carved coconut head which some lucky person gets as a gift .
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You don't see that many motorcycles on the roads.

Expected to see a lot more with 12 months of warm weather.

I moved here from the Chicago area, and in the Summer you see a lot more bikes on the road than I see here in Florida.

Not sure why.

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You also live in south Florida, aka, God's Waiting Room. I live a few north of you, where the population skews younger. And where I am, there are tons of bikes on the road.

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You don't see that many motorcycles on the roads.

Expected to see a lot more with 12 months of warm weather.

I moved here from the Chicago area, and in the Summer you see a lot more bikes on the road than I see here in Florida.

Not sure why.

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Where in SFL are you? I live in PSL but work down in WPB. Every now and then I ride to work loving the early ride down but then remember why it's been a while since doing it last once I start home in rush hour crap traffic.

Up here in PSL the riding is pretty decent along the coast and intercoastal. If you're close enough we should meet up one weekend for a ride.

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You also live in south Florida, aka, God's Waiting Room. I live a few north of you, where the population skews younger. And where I am, there are tons of bikes on the road.
I live in Jupiter in north Palm Beach County. I think Palm Beach County does have an older population, but I live in a neighborhood with younger families, but not many bikes.

It is a fantastic place to live.

Are you in the Treasure Coast?

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