Parting thoughts…

There are always random thoughts and observations that can’t be squeezed into other posts, so these are my parting thoughts as I pack my bike and head for home:


Might you be a little nervous staying on a campsite with this warning? My tent was less than a hundred metres from this picturesque lake


where alligators have taken up home 3 or 4 times in the past. Thanks for the warning!


My blogging friend, Chris Yardin (whom I met in Melbourne, Australia) asked for a ‘full frontal’ of the new loaded machine. So here it is….total luggage weight (including camping kit, tools and spares): 9 kilos (less than 20 pounds, for Americans).


Outside of alligators, this was the other big danger on the campsite!


Glad I was only a spectator at this scene…..


Schools out……!


I thought about calling in for a consultation about future mechanicals with the bike……nothing like being forewarned!


Now, what exactly is being advertised here?


So it’s not just at McDonald’s where you can do a quick grab and run!


…and when you get fed up with the bike, you can join the masses busy developing the awesome tan that will be the envy of all their friends when they get home…..

Goodbye Florida. Adios, hasta otro dia. It’s been good knowing you…..


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on February 25, 2014, in Cycling Florida and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. It’s always entertaining to get an outsider’s perspective on your homeland, especially one who is as good a writer as you. Glad you enjoyed yourself and avoided the alligators, frisbees, illegal aliens, rednecks and other assorted perils of life on the road in America!

  2. Adios Frank! Be well until we hear from you again on your next adventure 🙂

  3. Have enjoyed your travels Frank. Thank you.

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