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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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good roads in the Florida panhandle?

every day I have to ride hwy 98 between Gulf Breeze and Mary Esther FL to and from work, which is a dangerous, trying, frustrating ride. When I started riding I lived in SE PA, where there are no shortage of nice cruising roads.

I'm looking for some nice tree covered riding roads. Ive found hwy 29 running from Cantonment to Florala is nice, but I'm really looking for a nice long 2 lane to just relax and enjoy the sights.

The run from pensacola beach to navarre beach is ok, except for the sand, speed bumps, and "bird crossings". I do the run at least twice a year during a full moon. The water is a sight to see.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2016, 11:10 PM
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What about 20? I've only ridden part of it when I went to visit my in-laws at their summer house in Freeport, but it seemed to meet your criteria.. At least between Niceville and Bruce.. I know that's a little further east.. But, might be just the types of roads your looking for.

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as soon as it stops raining, and I get the bike fixed, ill check it out

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Try the run from Milton to Defuniak (90), then south on HWY 331 to HWY 20, then east through Niceville back home via 98.

A really nice run is HWY 30A east of SanDestin - that's very scenic and outs at Panama City Beach back onto HWY 98.

And if you really want a longer ride, run west on 98 to Perdido Key then Orange Beach then take the Dauphin Island Ferry to Dauphin Island....ferry price includes return trip.
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Scenic hwy to 90 go west from there you will go a long way out on 90 (also known as 9 mile rd.) there is a couple of good old biker (not rough bars though) bars the first is Chaddywhackers. They have outdoor entertainment and good parties. They also have buses converted to party buses that you can rent out and party all around town in. The second one is a little jewel tucked back off the road just before you cross the state line into Alabama it is called Ruby's. This one is indeed old and has a lot of old bikers there. My dad was the one who showed me Ruby's he is a biker from way back. You can take 90 all the way though to Lillian Al. then either head north towards Bay Minette and some really nice backwoods roads riding just north of there or head south down towards Orange Beach and the ever beautiful Gulf Coast. Some nice roads in Pensacola to travel down would be Burgess to Creighton, there are some nice curves and believe it or not a steep albeit short hills. Creighton will take you all the way to Scenic hwy.

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Scenic hwy to 90 go west from there you will go a long way out on 90 (also known as 9 mile rd.) there is a couple of good old biker (not rough bars though) bars the first is Chaddywhackers. They have outdoor entertainment and good parties. They also have buses converted to party buses that you can rent out and party all around town in. The second one is a little jewel tucked back off the road just before you cross the state line into Alabama it is called Ruby's. This one is indeed old and has a lot of old bikers there. My dad was the one who showed me Ruby's he is a biker from way back. You can take 90 all the way though to Lillian Al. then either head north towards Bay Minette and some really nice backwoods roads riding just north of there or head south down towards Orange Beach and the ever beautiful Gulf Coast. Some nice roads in Pensacola to travel down would be Burgess to Creighton, there are some nice curves and believe it or not a steep albeit short hills. Creighton will take you all the way to Scenic hwy.
Will have to check those out - especially Creighton. Lillian Hwy is nice through the small towns. Found a couple nice shady road rides - Bob Sikes road off 285 north from Niceville. Bob Sikes runs to 331 in Defuniak, then take 331 south towards Freeport but turn east onto Rock Hill Road. Then turn north on SR 81 (towards Ponce) - you can continue to Ponce and catch 90 back or try out some of the back roads (westward) on the way up.
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