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Toronto to Orlando
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:07:16 am »
Friend and I just rode our bikes from Toronto to Orlando. We dropped them off in storage and flew home - the plan is to get down and ride over the winter and make a long trip out of the ride home in the spring.  Left Saturday and returned home Wed. Started out our ride with Temps just below the freezing mark, and ended our trip in the sun @ 28c. 

My friend rides a 2007 BMW 1200 GSA and I'm on a 2014 Trophy. Covered 1900kms in the first two days alone, and The Trophy did not disappoint - excellent comfort, great handling, superb weather protection - it seems to just get better and better. Even after some really long days on the interstate, you wake up wanting to jump back on.Trophy definitely uses much less fuel than the GSA, as well.  

Close to 13000kms on my bike now and zero issues besides the front tire being replaced under warranty very early on. 


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Re: Toronto to Orlando
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 02:31:03 am »
In April 1976 I rode my 850 Norton to Ft Lauderdale and back. I'll bet that Trophy was a good deal more comfortable :028:
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Re: Toronto to Orlando
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 12:17:50 pm »
That sounds like a great plan. I'll be retiring within a year and I'll be able to do more stuff like that. I agree on the comfort of the Trophy. No issues riding long days.
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Re: Toronto to Orlando
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 01:57:58 pm »
Yeah the long day part wasn't so much of an issue.  Going down I took my time and took a leisurely 3 days.  Going back though I had a bit of an emergency back in Upstate New York so I had to make the ride straight through.  The 1200 mile distance wasn't the worst part it was the weather.  As you certainly know it is still pretty cold in the northeast in the middle of April.
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Re: Toronto to Orlando
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 04:47:59 pm »
Hey RPDATA. Sounds like a good plan. The only way to improve on it would be to just stay in Orlando until the weather in the north warms up. A cold winter in Florida sounds like a whole lot better than a cold winter in Canada!!
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Re: Toronto to Orlando
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 05:12:45 pm »
No kidding. Kids are still young. One day

 



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