I had a little time this afternoon so took a ride on some of the back roads around our home in central Florida. Many parts of Florida are still pretty wild and uninhabited and this includes much of central Florida. In recent times, the area has become well know for its' tourist attractions but much of old Florida still lives and thrives. It is a beautiful part of the state where many make their living on ranches and hunting and fishing the many lakes and swamps of the area.
I traveled a gravel road through stands of trees and open pastures on my ride to Cypress Lake.
|Stand of trees on the ride to Cypress Lake|
|These fellows didn't mind having their picture taken.|
The cattle were happy to pose for me though. They were inquisitive and inched closer to get a better look at the bike, or maybe the guy riding it.
I have had friends tell me they had ridden through the middle of nowhere, but I actually stopped there and have a picture to prove it!
|The Middle of Nowhere|
I'll write a rider report on the bike at sometime in the future. I have to admit it is one of my favorite bikes.
As you can see from the pictures the sun was getting low, but I had time to ride down to Lake Kissimmee before it got too dark and I needed to head home. The sun was just a few minutes away from setting when I snapped a shot of the lake. One nice thing about the back roads is you feel you have them to yourself, yet when you do bump into other folks, they always seem friendly and unhurried. This is one of the best reasons to travel the roads less traveled.