I Didn't Ride my Bike this Week!

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Mikie, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Duty calls...
    The Job demands it, so I go to Florida. Now I can't take pictures of what I do at work, but I CAN take pics of what I do off site or after work... So I did...


    Los Angeles TSA... Actually they are easier than flying out of Florida, who last time confiscated my Shaving Cream and this last time had to thoroughly inspect my onboarding Hoagie!
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    Ahhhh! Finally got to my Flight to Florida. Delta Rocks!
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    On dah Plane Bitches! No stopping me now!
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    Florida Turf! Overcast and slightly Muggy!
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    First Stop? Food! The guy smiling is my work partner in crime, Tad. This guy is a after work cook so he knows all the places to get really fat at!
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    Okay this place was at a "Ho Nuthah Level!" The Mansion (which it is) is the Bomb! Look at that Dudes Calves! :eek::sneaky::thumbsup:
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    Here be the Salad...
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    Here be the Porkchop on a bed of Green Beans and Garlic Mash Potatoes! That baby is literally 2 1/2 inches thick and cooked to my exact specifications! I was stuffed! The Brew was Fat Tire.
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    A typical Street in St. Augustine neighborhood... I kept thinking Pirates of the Caribbean.
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    All kinds of places to eat. Single lane tiny cobblestone roads and a billion places to gain calories.
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    The Columbia came highly recommended... Ehhhh... It was okay.

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    It was wayyyyy too fancy for a Hooligan like me.

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    The Columbian 1905 Salad... hand tossed at the table. It was okay. The Chicken I got there was not that impressive either.

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    About 100 yards from our St. Augustine hotel is the Atlantic Coast Beach. I was surprised how different it is from the Pacific.

    Beach Entrance.
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    Almost there...
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    Just Beachy!
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    It was hard to find a place to stand it was so busy...
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    Just as many shells as sand in some places...
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    Only Leg Muscles on this Beach...
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    Much more relaxed beach living...
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    Pig Floyds in Orlando. They got the goods!
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    Already time to head home... Did I say Delta Rocks! They do! It's just that it's 4:30 in the morning Florida time... I think that is Garth from Waynes World at the counter. He looks older in person...
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    Yeah.... I didn't miss this! Love me the Van Nuys FlyAway! This bus driver Kicked... Azzz!
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  2. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    That corn on the cobb plate is making me hungry!
    I don't think I've ever flown Delta...What's the elevator pitch for going with them?
     
  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    A nice pacifier; TFPU. But I want the biking Mikie back!!!

    I’m sure you do, too, but when duty calls...
     
  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    S.A. looks like a pretty good place!!!
     
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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    That is Mexican Street Corn, it was the best part of the meal, holy guacamole it was amazing!

    Delta is rated number one right now. The people seem to like working for the company. I was lost in the LA Airport trying to find my gate. I saw a Delta employee and asked for their help.
    In a heavy Jamaican accent he tells me, "Because you came and asked me, mon. I am going to give you the VIP treatment! He took me to a elevator behind company lines and personally escorted me to a tram on the tarmac that took me to my gate. He handed me off to a Delta employee on the Tram and said, take very good care of Mr. Watson. I will follow up by going to your gate to make sure you arrived safely and on time." Which he did!
    The lady on the tram said, "You are flying Delta? They are the Best!"

    Same attitude when I hit the flight home as well.
    Facts tell, stories sell!

    I hear yah Brahh! We do what we gotta do!

    Everyone in Florida says they LOVE living in Florida. I just don't get it. :eek:There aint a mountain for hundreds of miles! :thumbsdown: But they love it there.
    Saw Eric Zacher out there in Melbourne and he said the same thing. He loves Florida and will never leave it! What the F.....?
     
  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Going to Boston this summer, and was already hoping to fly Delta... very much cemented now!
     
  7. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    ABSOLUTELY LOVE BOSTON!!
     
  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Can’t “like” this, because of the title. :facepalm::p
     
  9. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    He will probably love Florida even more mid way thru the day 3 climb at Koko...:Roflmao
     
  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    We'll be there over the Fourth of July, which will be kinda' cool. Any advice on where to watch fireworks???
    We're staying at an AirBnB in Cambridge by MIT.
    Would love to go to a Red Sox game while there, but they are on the road.
     
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