Southeast suggestions?

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  1. Joel Rose

    Joel Rose Guest

    Hello,

    March break is next week here in S.Ontario, CAN and I was wondering if anyone can suggest a sunny
    destination in the U.S. SE so I can get out of this damn snow covered land and go some place where
    I can ride on actual roads versus riding on a mag trainer? I would like to be able drive down for
    this trip so any farther than SC would probably be too far. Are there good spots to go riding in
    the Virginia Beach or the Myrtle Beach area? And what is the weather like in these places at this
    time of year??

    I know these are lots of questions but I am really in need of a break from all this winter stuff!
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:))

    Joel
     
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  2. Doug Huffman

    Doug Huffman Guest

    It is raining here in Mount Pleasant, SC (suburb of Charleston and 110 miles south of Myrtle
    Beach). 58F

    Saturday I take off for a bike trip to New Smyrna Beach, Fl not least looking for dry
    warmth and sun.

    "Joel Rose" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hello,
    >
    > March break is next week here in S.Ontario, CAN and I was wondering if anyone can suggest a sunny
    > destination in the U.S. SE so I can get out of this damn snow covered land and go some place where
    > I can ride on actual roads versus riding on a mag trainer? I would like to be able drive down
    for
    > this trip so any farther than SC would probably be too far. Are there good spots to go riding in
    > the Virginia Beach or the Myrtle Beach area? And
    what
    > is the weather like in these places at this time of year??
    >
    > I know these are lots of questions but I am really in need of a break from all this winter stuff!
    > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:))
    >
    > Joel
     
  3. Nyrides

    Nyrides Guest

    Unfortunately, places that are usually warming up pretty well here in the states have had an
    unusually cold winter. Virginia is a nice place to ride, as are any of the states south of it - but
    be sure to check the weather forecast before you make the trip!

    --
    Low-Impact Rides in the NY/LI region www.geocities.com/NYRides "Joel Rose" <[email protected]> wrote
    in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hello,
    >
    > March break is next week here in S.Ontario, CAN and I was wondering if anyone can suggest a sunny
    > destination in the U.S. SE so I can get out of this damn snow covered land and go some place where
    > I can ride on actual roads versus riding on a mag trainer? I would like to be able drive down
    for
    > this trip so any farther than SC would probably be too far. Are there good spots to go riding in
    > the Virginia Beach or the Myrtle Beach area? And
    what
    > is the weather like in these places at this time of year??
    >
    > I know these are lots of questions but I am really in need of a break from all this winter stuff!
    > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:))
    >
    > Joel
     
  4. Joel Rose

    Joel Rose Guest

    Thanks for the tips. I will definitely check the weather as this year has been tough on everyone!

    SE or bust,

    Joel "NYRides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Unfortunately, places that are usually warming up pretty well here in the states have had an
    > unusually cold winter. Virginia is a nice place to
    ride,
    > as are any of the states south of it - but be sure to check the weather forecast before you make
    > the trip!
    >
    > --
    > Low-Impact Rides in the NY/LI region www.geocities.com/NYRides "Joel Rose" <[email protected]>
    > wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > March break is next week here in S.Ontario, CAN and I was wondering if anyone can suggest a
    > > sunny destination in the U.S. SE so I can get out
    of
    > > this damn snow covered land and go some place where I can ride on actual roads versus riding on
    > > a mag trainer? I would like to be able drive down
    > for
    > > this trip so any farther than SC would probably be too far. Are there
    good
    > > spots to go riding in the Virginia Beach or the Myrtle Beach area? And
    > what
    > > is the weather like in these places at this time of year??
    > >
    > > I know these are lots of questions but I am really in need of a break
    from
    > > all this winter stuff! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:))
    > >
    > > Joel
    > >
    >
     
  5. Velonut

    Velonut Guest

    If you want to ride where its warm - no if's, and's or but's, then Florida is the place. The month
    of March can still generate some weather surprises as far south as the Carolinas.

    I have the maps for a 1 week loop tour starting in Ft Lauderdale to Key West via Miami. From Key
    West one can take a ferry to Ft Myers and ride country roads across south Florida back to Ft
    Lauderdale for a total length of about 350 miles. I have done it 4 times and always take about a
    week, depending on how long I stay in Key West. Except for LaBelle Florida, there are campgrounds
    and/or bed and breakfasts along the entire route.

    If you have DeLorme's Street Atlas software, I can send you the maps. Otherwise there is little
    possibility of getting them to you prior to your departure.

    FYI If coming from southern Ontario (Kingston, Ottawa) I recommend the following route:

    Take I-81 from Alexandria Bay south to I- 77 in Virginia. Take I-77 south to I-26 in Columbia SC.
    Take eastbound I-26 to I- 95 and then I-95 southbound to FL. You must avoid I-87 thru NY and I-95
    between NY and Virginia. Horrible traffic and expensive tolls.

    If coming thru Windsor then its I-75 all the way to Florida. Regards from the Velo Nut

    Dale V Lally Jr W0OWF Pompano Beach FL [email protected]
     
  6. Janaka

    Janaka Guest

    I'd be interesting in seeing this route also. There is a ferry between Key West and Ft Myers? Please
    post details. janaka

    "VeloNut" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > If you want to ride where its warm - no if's, and's or but's, then Florida
    is
    > the place. The month of March can still generate some weather surprises
    as far
    > south as the Carolinas.
    >
    > I have the maps for a 1 week loop tour starting in Ft Lauderdale to Key
    West
    > via Miami. From Key West one can take a ferry to Ft Myers and ride
    country
    > roads across south Florida back to Ft Lauderdale for a total length of
    about
    > 350 miles. I have done it 4 times and always take about a week, depending
    on
    > how long I stay in Key West. Except for LaBelle Florida, there are
    campgrounds
    > and/or bed and breakfasts along the entire route.
    >
    > If you have DeLorme's Street Atlas software, I can send you the maps. Otherwise there is little
    > possibility of getting them to you prior to your departure.
    >
    > FYI If coming from southern Ontario (Kingston, Ottawa) I recommend the following route:
    >
    > Take I-81 from Alexandria Bay south to I- 77 in Virginia. Take I-77 south
    to
    > I-26 in Columbia SC. Take eastbound I-26 to I- 95 and then I-95
    southbound to
    > FL. You must avoid I-87 thru NY and I-95 between NY and Virginia.
    Horrible
    > traffic and expensive tolls.
    >
    > If coming thru Windsor then its I-75 all the way to Florida. Regards from the Velo Nut
    >
    > Dale V Lally Jr W0OWF Pompano Beach FL [email protected]
     
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