Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Crystal River/Cedar Key ride: December 2020

 Enjoyed two days of riding with three friends.  

We departed Sun City Center, a town just south of Tampa, on the morning of Monday, December 21.  Two 2018 BMW GSAs—one a sidecar—and two 2020 Harley Street Glides.  

We rode 50 miles up the I-75 then took backroads to Crystal River.  On the way, we ripped down to the Gulf on the Ozello Trail...10 miles of fun twisty turns.  We stayed the night in an old hotel that Elvis stayed in for 5 months while filming “Follow That Dream” in 1961.  Though old, it was right on the Crystal River...just a great place to relax with friends.  

The next morning we rode 45 miles northwest to the small fishing town of Cedar Key.  It reminded me of a miniature Key West. We walked the Main Street and fishing piers, then headed back to Tampa.  

The weather was perfect, a bit brisk in the morning but clear and sunny.  Good times!

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