HEADED TO CLEVELAND


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HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Sun May 03, 2015 10:03 pm



It's time for my yearly jaunt to Cleveland.

I am going to do things differently this year. In the past I have done it all by interstate I-75 north to I-4 then east to I-95. Then north to I-26, West to I-77 then north to Cleveland. this year I am going to take I-75 north to Ocala then get on US-301 and go north to I-10 then east to Jacksonville then I-95.

I have avoided this route in the past for two reasons. First being all interstate I could set the cruise control and just go. Second, on US-301 there are two towns (Starke and Lawton) that are well known speed traps. This year I decided what the h***.

I plan on leaving Venice, fl. around 6:00PM and getting to Cleveland about 18 hours later. I like riding at night and I should miss any bad traffic around the big cities (Tampa, Jacksonville, Columbia and Charlotte).



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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon May 04, 2015 4:36 am

when are you departing florida
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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Mon May 04, 2015 6:16 am

I am leaving on the 31st of this month.

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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby harvey01 » Mon May 04, 2015 11:37 am

I hope you have a fun and enjoyable trip. Let us know how it goes!
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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:08 pm

If you are on I-71 in Ohio get off at mile marker 140 and go north on St. Rt. 61 for 1/2 mile.

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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Mon May 04, 2015 10:20 pm

Most of the time will be spent in Cleveland and Norton. Will be going to Cedar Point as I am a roller coaster fanatic and a day up at Put-in bay.

Will spend most of my time with the son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters. My daughter-in-law just got out of rehab after an extremely bad accident this past winter caused by black ice on a bridge. They live in Norton so I will be staying at a motel at I-77 and rte 18. I am lucky as there is a FIVE GUYS right down the street. Down here in Venice I have to go north to Sarasota or south to North Port for a FIVE GUYS.

I am taking 8 days for the trip then back down here, rest up for a couple of days then back to work. Here I am, 70 years old and still working a full time job after retiring 4 years ago. My wing is keeping me young.

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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 05, 2015 10:37 am

My sister in law lives in Norton with her husband. Not far from us at all!

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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby minimac » Wed May 06, 2015 2:31 pm

I just got home with a new to me Burgman Executive. I left Okeechobee and 20 hours later arrived home. I had planned taking a slow ride up the coast but bad weather-6 hours of downpours in Georgia and South Carolina- changed my mind. I made a bee line for the interstate and had to hustle home. I did manage to stay ahead of the rain and cold though. I hope you have better luck than me!

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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Wed May 06, 2015 3:39 pm

7 years ago I returned home from Cleveland in the rain. It rained the whole way back to here. I did spend about 1 1/2 hours in a quarter car wash when the rain was just too bad to continue.

Generally the rain will just slow me down but I really don't like riding in it in the dark. It is real hard to see standing water and it is even worse when I am being passed by a semi.

The bike is almost ready. It will get a new front tire, new brake pads and an oil change and it will be ready for the road. Already changed the sparkplugs, differential lube all the bulbs and the coolant.

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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby Dogsled » Sun May 10, 2015 8:46 pm

I-77/rte8 in Akron is a mess Check this out and avoid this area, especially at the rush hours......I've been moving furniture from southern Ohio, north. They don't care i'm in a truck...............................just be carefull on your bike. I was told I-71 North is clear all the way to Cleveland. Have fun.
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Re: HEADED TO CLEVELAND

Postby Dogsled » Sun May 10, 2015 8:47 pm

Oops sorry I forgot to include ODOT's map of the construction area to avoid

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news ... until-june

They're behind already.....surprise about that


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