Daytona has always been a sort of home away from home. I've coming down here since I can remember. (15 years?) My grandparents have lived here for years, and my parents just bought a place a few years ago so I have grown some psuedo-roots down here. I just wish the riding was better. Last spring, I came down for a week with the Experience to get in a good mini training camp culminating with a sweet XC race. We did put in a solid week, but we used up just about all the rides that I know of around here. Without spending 3 hours round trip in the car, we're limited to either a sandy 5 miles of singletrack or going shoulder to shoulder with traffic on 4 lane highways.
This year, I set up my schedule so that I didn't have to worry about getting in a ton of saddle time while I was down here. Rest weeks really lend themselves to having a worthwhile vacation.
We're just getting back from a few days in Key West with the spring break crowd. Had a super good time with Jen and the parents. (Doesn't everyone spend spring break with they're parents??) Rented a scooter for the day and enjoyed some throttle twisting for the day, while also confirming the notion that it won't be long until I get a moto. Probably the new Triumph Tiger 800 that I saw in the demo fleet last week at the speedway during Bike Week. Street shows, live music, beach bumming, huevos rancheros, and trying not to be a victim of a huge tourist trap. Its hard to stop eating all the key lime pie that I bought.
Two more days in Daytona, then leaving towards home on Friday to hit the first MTB race of 2011. Can't wait. Lots of driving.