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Nice trip #2 from Spring Hill to Lake Thonotosassa

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 115 miles / 185.1 km
  • Ride Time: 2-4 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $8.74
  • State: Florida
Submitted by:
barrycuda pro

This trip hugs around part of Lake Thonotosassa and is a nice easy ride that can be stretched longer if one chooses to stop a few times at certain spots. I made the trip in about 3 hrs. riding casual, and that is stopping at cracker barrel. If you bring your own lunch, you can park in or near Hillsborough state park or anywhere along the way. If you like to look at nice houses, bring your camera. Stop and walk along Taylor road, where I found 3-6 awesome dwellings. Enjoy the route. please give feedback and of course modify to your own !!
I always start my trips from that gas station on Barclay and Elgin. it's a good spot to meet other bikers or fuel up
this trip was taken July 1, 2012
Barclay and Elgin gas station, get on Powell Rd./Elgin,East towards US41.
cross thru US 41 to Culbreath Rd. (R) (will eventually turn into Bellamy Brothers Blvd.)
Bellamy bros. blvd. to SR 52 L
** the NEON COWBOY is on the corner. (Local but friendly Biker bar)**
SR 52 past I-75 to Curley st. (R) Follow road as it veers left
(Curley rd will continue with a R turn, you do not want that- follow the road to the left)
Curley becomes Prospect Rd, as you veer to the left.
Prospect rd. to Handcart Rd. (R)
Handcart to Eiland blvd. CR 579 (R)
Eiland becomes Morris Bridge Rd. after you cross thru SR54
Morris Bridge to Chancey Rd. (L)
Chancey Rd, (cross thru US301) to SR39/Paul Buchman Hwy.
SR39 all way to to W.Sam Allen Rd (R)
** when on SR39, you will find the RR tracks parallel to your left**
**Sam Allen Rd. turns to Thonotosassa Rd. at the branch Forbes rd intersection - here is where you will find KEEL WINERY for anyone who is interested. **
Stay on Thonotosassa Rd. until you get to Taylor Rd. (R) (some lakeside riding, not much sadly.)
Taylor rd./ Fort King hwy. to Stacy Rd (L)
Stacy Rd. to US301/41 N. (R) (pretty open here)(Hillsborough state park)
US301/41 to Chancey (L)
Chancey to Morris bridge Rd. (R)
Morris Bridge to SR54 (L)
SR54 to Old Pasco rd. (R) * will go under I-75*
Old Pasco Rd. to SR52 (L)
SR52 to Bellamy Bros. Blvd (R) NEON COWBOY on corner
Bellamy Bros to Ayers Rd. (L)
Ayers to US41 (R) **watch for deer as they were out in the mid morning**
US41 to Powell (L)
Powell/Elgin to Barclay

OVERALL: I put moderate on the traffic based on certain spots, however not much traffic for most of the ride.
a nice trip with no hiccups. A bit busy on SR54. Some homes on Taylor road are awesome to see. Plenty of relaxing roads, places to fuel and just a fun ride that does not take all day. Unless you want it to !!
some shopping, fuel and food along SR54 right before and after I-75

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Florida. This motorcycle route has 5 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by barrycuda in July. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by barrycuda

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