Rolled out from the meet point about 08:45 after meeting up with good friends 1000RRHooligan (el Doctoro, it's good to ride with a Dr.) and Cil (he's on the R1)
Here's downtown Lacoochee - the hustle and bustle are overwhelming.
Dr. Hooligan steps up the local tavern and orders a nice cold water with a water chaser. Settle down, we don't need no fightin' round these parts.
Here's a glimpse inside the top building. It's an eBayer's delight!!!
The calendar on the wall is frozen at February 1999.
Lots of ghostly business is done here. I wanted to sip from the mug but Dr. Hooligan said no. Party pooper.
After the railcars quit coming so did them city fellers.
"Just a half a mile from the railroad tracks"...
finish that lyric and you win the bonus round
See, I DO ride the BMW in the dirt too.
Dr. Hooligan is overcome by the prospect of living in Lacoochee.
mmmmm, strawberry frosted!
Just in case you doubted.
These devil hounds were obviously placed by a ghoul for daytime protection.
"you wanna drank?"
Of course Florida has curvey roads.
"Naughty bikers go here."
I did find the reason so many motoGP riders have front end problems. Can you read the GPS? It says "Istachatta"
Live long and prosper.
What would a ride through Florida be without getting stuck behind a gray hair in a Lincoln Town Car?
All in all - downtown Lacoochee was some 4 buildings that were abandoned in the late 90's. Nobody appears to have any interest in the piles of records and paper in one of the buildings. The area was not unpopulated though, only these few buildings. Plenty of mudslinging jacked up 1970-75 open exhaust rusted out pickemup trucks with "Git R Dun" stickers and moose testicles hanging from the tow hitch were running around. But we saw no humans other than 2 young ladies of the evening working the day. They seemed frightened by our presence and made no attempt to communicate with the strangers on those odd round legged horses.
We figure you could probably purchase Lacoochee for about $12.00 and get some change back. Sadly we felt the presence of no spirits so we must press on another day to another town and adventure. Not a bad start to this little quest, but not exactly what we were hoping for either.