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JM_Runs #301

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:07/12/2013 03:25:42Copy HTML

Summer weather:  Today it was sunny and hot when I went out at 8am.  By 9:30, when I finished my run, it was 50% overcast.  By 11am it was poring rain, not everywhere but on me.
I am sure the warm rain will not last long, and there could be bits of sun later.  Even so, in the summer, the best time for the beach is almost always the early morning, so getting up early and getting out to the beach as soon as possible.
SlidingG #302

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:07/12/2013 04:42:31Copy HTML

Amen.  My two mornings at SunSplash will start with a mug of java on the beach, watching the sun rise.  Then on with the day -- a run, breakfast, etc.  Should be fine.  Miss the sun rises in Naples . . . . but we've got fantastic sunsets!
JM_Runs #303

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:07/15/2013 03:49:35Copy HTML

Very large group of about 100 teens, almost all girls, just North of where I finish my run. Most had bikinis with small triangular backs showing a lot of cheek. I guessed they were from Argentina but turns out they are a friendly group from Uruguay. They will be her one more day and then probably turn up in Orlando on Wednesday, don't know if they will hit the water parks up there but they looked good on the beach down here.
JM_Runs #304

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/08/2013 03:42:34Copy HTML

Went to bed late, and a little drunk, got up late, so went to run late and so the beach sand was quite hot. So I had to run down by the water, which I try not to do unless the sand is too dam hot like this morning.  I did notice a lot of women in thongs, more than usual.
I got distracted when about about half way up I met another runner. Milissa is from Ohio, who is fit young women on a free vacation as her husband had to come to town for work. Later on we ran back South together.  By running and talking with her I was distracted, but not so much that I did not notice we had many more women out in thongs than normal. Did not count but must have been 50 to 60 that I noticed, even though I was otherwise distracted. Not a specific group, but mothers, young women in pairs and groups, teens, all sorts. Must be something in the water this week, or more likely all the foreign accents I heard along the way.
SlidingG #305

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/08/2013 02:58:30Copy HTML

Good to hear, JM, wish they all had been out during SunSplash.  Even saw a little spillover in Naples last week (horrors!), again with lots of accents.  "Est-ce que vous sont Quebecois?"  (Hey, I tried.)  To which the answer was "Oui".  As a whole, they were very tolerant of me in my strings, the only bare-butt male in sight. 
JM_Runs #306

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/08/2013 05:00:45Copy HTML

As I have said before, unless the weather forecast and the weather that morning are good, most locals skip the beach, because we have so many other good beach days to chose from. This is especially true for hot young pretty women, the ones most likely to wear thongs, who are also the ones most likely to have other invitations. 
The poor weather forecast, and the heavy rain on Saturday morning on the SunSplash weekend significantly diminished the number of locals hitting the beach. The lunchtime order by the life guards to clear the beach due to lightning risk sent everyone home, except the die hard tourists who only had a weekend to have fun, and the few locals who have figured out we are waterproof, and don't get cold in a summer rain, and who did not take a towel or other item to the beach that we don't want soaked.

To see lots of women in thongs one must venture up and down the length of the beach, not just sit in one spot. Especially true if you have picked a spot in front of the tourist hotels where there is almost no local parking. Even though SunSplash is by a very tourist section of beach, and even though you had limited time on the beach, an hour or two in the morning and then again a little beach time in the afternoon after the storm, I think you saw the good looking couple in thongs just to the north of us, (I think you pointed them out to me), and I know you saw that stunning young lady who came out of the water in front of us wearing a fantastic thong. This was in addition to the SunSplash thongers on that short section of beach.

Because the beach here, like most places, is a narrow band of sand that extends for miles, to see more people in thongs one must see more bodies, which means getting off your duff and taking a run or a long walk.  Even then it helps to be taking that walk on a perfect beach day when thongers bloom like wild flowers after the rain.
I don't know why there were so many thongs out yesterday, but it seemed way more than normal. The suggestion of August sun seekers from Europe, and South America was just a guess. August is traditional holiday time in most European countries, and it is mid winter in South America, so both groups take advantage of the fact that Fort Lauderdale has off season rates. - But maybe it was just the alignment of the stars.  Either way, so many thongers was good to see. I will run again tomorrow, but hope to get out earlier before it is so hot.
joshpr16 #307

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/09/2013 01:40:35Copy HTML

 I have a small bit of information to add to JM_Runs' post of 8/8.  I was one of the 3 people from Sunsplash who went to the beach that rainy Saturday (July 27) morning and saw the good-looking (and muscular) young couple thonging to the north of our little group.  I was still in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday, August 1.  That was a windy day.  At 5:50 p.m. that afternoon, while driving north on A1A (the street next to the beach), I saw an umbrella tumbling across the beach coming toward A1A.  The tumbling umbrella would have blown across A1A but it hit the beach wall which caught it for 2 to 3 seconds and then, as the umbrella lifted up to go over the wall, the same muscular man in a thong that we saw Saturday grabbed the umbrella and saved it from blowing across the road.  A good photographer could have taken a great action picture -- colorful umbrella, grabbed in mid-air at the last second by young man in a thong, wife/girlfriend trailing behind.  As I continued driving, about 40-50 feet beyond that a young kid (12-14 years old) was standing on the sidewalk with his mouth open seemingly in shock, looking at this scene.  I don't think he had ever seen a man and women in a thong before!
SlidingG #308

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/09/2013 01:59:51Copy HTML

Hmmm . . . . wonder if it was their umbrella, or if he was doing his 'good turn daily'.  The latter scenario is appealing, a very positive 'thong ambassador' action.
joshpr16 #309

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/09/2013 02:01:48Copy HTML

 As I mentioned in my previous post, I stayed on in Ft. Lauderdale after Sunsplash ended.  On Wednesday, Thursday, and briefly Saturday (started raining in the early afternoon) (7/31, 8/1, and 8/3), I went to Sebastian Beach (the gay beach) and wore only a Joe Snyder thong.  I had no problems.  No one said anything.  On Thursday, there was another guy also wearing a thong.  One guy looked at me like I had a tree growing out of my head, but maybe that's the way he looks at everyone. Usually, it's easier to talk to a stranger in the water, but the waves were big all three days and talking to someone was virtually impossible.  (Not a lot of people went in the water.)  So, maybe I could have received more positive or negative comments if the waves weren't so big.  I'll try thonging again next year.
JM_Runs #310

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/09/2013 05:42:51Copy HTML

You should have looked me up, came to St Barts for coffee or something.

If you hang out on the gay beach you are bound to get some guys staring at you, sizing you up, you are new meat on the beach.

If you want to talk to someone just walk over and ask a question that will involve more than a one word answer. Ask "You look like a local, can you tell me where to rent a bicycle?"  OR "Can you tell me where to get a folding chair like yours and is it any good?"  OR "Excuse me, you look like a local, can you tell me what there is to do around here once the sun goes down?"

Many Floridians have strong opinions about beach chairs.  Locals can't tell you where to rent bicycles because they either have one at home or don't even use one, but have probably seen a bike shop or know something about the B-cycle bike rental.  So both questions will start the gears in their brains whirling and you are going to get an involved reply, which should naturally lead to conversation. The last question will probably be answered with "What do you like to do?" again prompting a dialog.

"Do you know any good places to eat near here that don't cost and arm and a leg?" Ask honest questions that do not have one sentence answers and are not about swimsuits or thongs.

If all else fails, "Excuse me, I am here by myself, would you mind taking a couple of pictures of me with my camera?" 
DoreFan #311

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/09/2013 06:17:54Copy HTML

 "If all else fails, "Excuse me, I am here by myself, would you mind taking a couple of pictures of me with my camera?"   

That's the one I used the last couple of times I was at the nude beach. I asked a couple of lovely young ladies to take some pictures of me with my phone. One was quite good and took quite a few pictures, suggesting different settings on the phone. A great ice breaker!
JM_Runs #312

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/11/2013 07:39:57Copy HTML

Ran both Saturday and today, Sunday.  Both runs were a little late in the day so had to divert to running along the surf line so the sand did not burn my feet. Ran today at about midday, very crowded beach because it is a perfect beach Sunday: Sun, strong good breeze to keep things from getting too hot and muggy, and waves to play in. Got a few good comments during my run.

After stretching, when I walked accross the road to the coffee shop for brunch a group already at a table said they enjoyed watching the reactions of people to seeing me in my thong.  After running I spend about 10 minutes stretching by the shower and there are always people passing, either walking down the sidewalk or coming across to the beach entrance. They said they were amused by peoples various reactions. 

A women I sometimes see running or walking on the beach sat down at the table next to me and asked why I was running this late, for she normally sees me earlier in the morning. She runs or walks from Point of Americas by the port, so by the time she gets up here she has already done a mile and a half. She works out seriously and has a killer body. 

Today there were lots of good looking girls in bright bikinis and some in thongs. I wished I was in charge of awarding gold stars.  Only noticed one other man in a thong, but was not really looking.

Overall a very good beach day and although the beach was packed there were lots of smiles and some positive feedback, and while there may have been some surprised whoops, and a few scowling faces there were no negative comments, even from the teens.
joshpr16 #313

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/12/2013 12:20:41Copy HTML

 Hey JM_Runs;  We'll talk at next yesr's Sunsplash and make arrangements for coffee.  Also, I wasn't that disappointed that I didn't talk to people on the beach the days I thonged.  It was nice to "chill out" and relax.
JM_Runs #314

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/20/2013 04:39:44Copy HTML

Someone made a cute video of some girls on the beach, tagged with Fort Lauderdale. It looks like late afternoon, somewhere up north of Oakland Park Blvd. https://vimeo.com/37403493
JM_Runs #315

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/24/2013 03:35:14Copy HTML

I plan on coming to Lauderdale over the labor day weekend, looking forward to thonging on the beach and seeing some cute girls as well. Would like to jog as well. Hope the weather is nice! Will the beachbne packed?
stanpuppy #316

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/24/2013 01:28:01Copy HTML

Great video JM.  I don't know why, but I always find it supremely sexy when there are a group of girls and only one is wearing a thong.  I think the reason is the herd mentality.  My experience is typically that if a group of girls have thongs on...they are all wearing thongs (sort of the "strength in numbers" theory.  At least that is the trend here in the northeast.   Some girls will defy convention and wear thongs, but they typically do so in a group.  It is very rare to see 4 or 5 girls (like in the video) and only one in a thong.  I think that is super super sexy! 
SlidingG #317

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/25/2013 04:21:51Copy HTML

Same thing with guys, I think.  A favorite Flickr photo shows some beach hunks throwing a football around, and the hunkiest of them all is in a thong, the others in boardies, yet he's totally accepted by his buddies.  My pleasure is in imagining their girl friends standing just off camera, with his cutie wearing the broadest grin of them all, proud of her guy and his bravado.  And of his gorgeous buns!  (That's the artist in me talking -- I admire all fine figures on the beach as glorious art forms.)
JM_Runs #318

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/26/2013 04:26:45Copy HTML

Reply to malespinner75:
The more cute girls you see, the thongs you will see, so taking a run down the beach makes sense. 

The numbers of thongs very depending on the day of the week, time of day, the weather, and if it is a major event or vacation weekend.
Labor Day is likely to be more tourists getting in their last summer vacation than locals.

Early mornings week days - almost nobody except a few die hard early rising locals and a few tourists trying to get a last full beach day in before they leave for home.  If it rained the prior days, or afternoon as it often does June through mid October, our rainy season, then more tourists often come out early to get their sun tans. It is off season, so a lot less of the pretty people, and more of the budget travelers.

Saturday and Sunday afternoons there is a distinctly youthful beer crowd who setup directly across from the bars on the strip, but most of the rest of the beach remains perfectly normal.
 
I ran today. In the morning it was raining lightly and overcast so it did not get too hot. I did not get out to run until 2pm. Unusual for me, I don't normally run on Sundays and almost never run in the afternoon. Felt good, ran well, today it felt like real running and not wading through warm syrup. Not nearly as many people as we would have on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  Saw a few people taking pictures, a few appreciative beeps, some supportive hoots and cheers when running through the beer section. Only one "What the" from a group of boys - that was drowned out by cheers from the nearby group of women.

Later, back at tower 5 I met a group who are all working at Enterprise Rent-a-Car while working on their degrees.  Hung out on the beach until after 5pm and then bicycled home in just the thong.  Confidence and attitude area EVERYTHING. 
SlidingG #319

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:08/26/2013 02:14:59Copy HTML

Confidence and attitude -- yes!  And the latter needn't be aggressive.  An attitude of casual non-chalance, quiet and low-key, will get the job done just fine.  You're telling the world you're comfortable, so they can be, too.  You're no threat to the social order, just a guy bolder than most, but otherwise just like themselves, enjoying his day at the beach.  JM, you show us how this works repeatedly, truly a fine thong ambassador.  
JM_Runs #320

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:09/01/2013 11:40:56Copy HTML

I would like to run tomorrow morning and tue and wed as well, from your posts JM, it looks as though a little bit north of sunrise is a good place to start. Perhaps I will start around 9am. Maybe I will see you running! Ill be the skinny guy in a black or red thong, I also have an orange g, but maybe that is too skimpy?
JM_Runs #321

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:09/02/2013 05:04:54Copy HTML

I will start down South, at life guard tower #5 (Hall of Fame) and run North. 

If lazy or if it is to hot because I started late I may turn round at Sunrise - if energetic I  may run up to about tower #17.

I will return South to #5 - then stretch, have iced coffee, and some time later return home. That part is predictable.

I will probably hope to start by 9 or 9:30, but if overcast I may run later in the morning because I know it will not be too hot. If you are going to be on the beach I will try to start at 9 or soon thereafter.

Time is somewhat variable, but the really predictable bit is I will start at #5, will go at least as far north as Sunrise, maybe further, and will return to #5 where I will stretch, have iced coffee, maybe eat an omelet.  After which I may hang out for a time depending on my ficletude....

Will keep a look out for you, but the beach maybe busy because it is a holiday weekend, and I am often off in my own world, thinking, or watching some pretty bum.
JM_Runs #322

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:09/02/2013 05:39:09Copy HTML

Ran at 9:15, got to Sunrise 9:30, then went further North to tower #17.  Bloody hot and still, so took a swim and the breeze filled in. Now it was a perfect day at the beach. Left #17 at 10 and ran south to #5 along the waterline, in 19 minutes, which ain't too bad. Hung out for a while. Swam some more.
Later at about 12, I took another run up to Beach Place and back. A jog along the waterline just to see how packed the beach was on this holiday weekend. Lots of pretty women out, many in thongs. Quite a few guys in speedos but did not see any other guys in thongs, but then I was not really looking for guys.
The ocean was calm. The water was clear. A refreshing sea breeze filed in, rippling the water. There were clouds out to sea on the horizon and thunderclouds way inland but the beach stayed sunny and did not cloud over until after 2pm. A perfect summer beach day.

JM_Runs #323

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:09/02/2013 08:13:13Copy HTML

JM, you are right, the beach across from the swimming hall of fame is excellent.

I thonged out for a bit at 930 there for about 30 min then decided to hike it all the way up past sunrise checking out the populace. I concur, there was a lot of cute tush around Las Olas in thongs and g's. I admit I chickened out running the length of the beach today with so many people out.

On the way back im pretty sure I just missed you, I recognized you from that video someone posted of you, and your posts saying you wear a tank top with the thong underneath. You were across the street on a bike heading down Las Olas and the streets were too packed for me to catch up.

I will be out there tomorrow morning and Wednesday too. Between 12:45-2, I laid out across from the Hall of Fame and soaked up some rays until the rain came.  It was a great day until then. I got iced coffee too from that coffee shop, but its not as good as dunkin's.
JM_Runs #324

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:09/02/2013 10:50:59Copy HTML

Maybe not as good as Dunkin's, but at $2:50 for a large with the first refill for free, makes it $1:25 for each large iced coffee.

I don't run or swim in a singlet but do wear it in the coffee shop and on the bike.  You may have been hiking north when I ran south.   I ran south by the waters edge because by then the stand was a little toasty. In the summer, if the sun is out in the mornings the sand quickly gets to hot under bare feet. That forces me to run in the wet sand by the water.

Update: Ran 5 miles on Wednesday. It was overcast so I could start later, going North was a struggle but had a very good run coming back down the beach. 
mrmartini1999 #325

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:10/17/2013 11:33:56Copy HTML

My brother and I are going to Ft Lauderdale the first week in December and I'm expecting three firsts... 1) wearing a thong at the hotel pool, 2) wearing a thong on the beach, and 3) wearing a thong in the presence of my brother. May see you on the beach JM_Runs!!!
2xist #326

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:10/18/2013 04:13:35Copy HTML

Martini - Why not ask your brother to join you in wearing a thong as well? What do you think his reaction will be to you wearing a thong in front of him? 
mrmartini1999 #327

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:10/20/2013 02:47:41Copy HTML

 Hey 2xist, that would be awesome if he did. I think his personality might just be open for it. We have different moms and didn't grow up together. So there's aspects we don't know of each other such as he doesn't know I wear thong underwear. He'll find that out because we'll be sharing a room. That will start the conversation I'm sure. 
JM_Runs #328

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:12/18/2013 06:28:43Copy HTML

Someone asked me what the sand was like for running. Soft and uneven.

Here is a very video someone took of me running past. https://vimeo.com/72081744

As you can see the sand is soft and fluffy.  This is true for most of the beach. (But depends a bit if it rained or not)

I suggest bare feet with shorter strides, landing on the balls of your feet, not the heals, so as to compress the sand under the forefoot, which gives a firmer takeoff.  Run in the tracks left by the surf-rakes and lifeguard 4x4's.

As you can see that clip has been up for months and viewed more than 600 times but no one has posted comments.  That's a bit unusual.
mack_back #329

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:12/20/2013 03:23:58Copy HTML

JM i would of thought you be running along the shoreline.... I've run or walked on hard sand in sarasota barefoot find in getting blisters... In thicker sand you seem to be running in maybe difficult straining an ankle or knee etc...?
Usually people wear some support in shoes taking the initial shock away but i suppose the thick sand does it for you...

Like the women's reaction seeing you run, love it.......priceless...... Yet back of my mind seeing her in a full bikini brief shows she can't or would never wear a thong herself, thus her surprise when running by....no less on that stretch of empty beach......Makes sense that with  little amount of people scattered on a beach you go undetected in your g-string.... I could do that, but try it at height and a packed beach see what reactions you get then...Good luck to you... Being famous or infamous... Now any google or dictionary words, "thong man" search should go to you JM...
Suppose for me the word might  would be "exhibitionist".. Yet still looking for my pictures surfacing around somewhere...


JM_Runs #330

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:12/21/2013 04:54:23Copy HTML

You said ''but try it at height and a packed beach see what reactions you get then..."  With my current schedule I often run in the middle of the day on one of the days of the weekend. I run the length of the beach, and it is often packed, so I have to pick a route that winds through the thongs. In the summer I try to run early to beat the heat, before 10 or 11.  In the winter I often run in the middle of the day. 

Some times some sections are really packed.  Not a problem for thonging but is if trying to thread a running route thorough the blankets.  This is what it can look like on a busy day during spring break.  http://stophavingaboringlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/spring_break_fort_lauderdale.jpg

Shoes twist the ankles and make running on lumpy soft sand much more difficult. One can get away with shoes if the sand is flat an hard like a road, but even then bare feet are better.  The only time shoes are better is when the sand is full of sharp shells or rocks.

I don't think I am an "exhibitionist". I am just a runner and beach user who is not scared about wearing a thong in public.
JM_Runs #331

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:01/05/2014 09:50:44Copy HTML

Swim teams in town for winter practice. Several teams were out on the beach today. Setup in groups across from the Swimming Hall Of Fame and up towards Las Olas Blvd. The girls normally wear competition approved suits, or regular "coach approved" bikinis, so unlikely to thong, but on the other hand the young men wear very small speedos with confidence.
JM_Runs #332

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:01/20/2014 07:28:38Copy HTML

After a few chilly days today turned out to be a PERFECT beach day. Clear blue sky, Clear turquoise water along the shore. By the time I got to the beach, around 11, it was warm to hot, with people turning out in droves. I ran up the beach and back, about five miles. Lots of friendly smiles, waves and whoops. After the run I had a swim, followed by breakfast and coffee and then biked home. Another perfect morning on the beach.
JM_Runs #333

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:02/15/2014 09:29:58Copy HTML

Guess I have not posted about the beach in a while.  Still trying to be out running 3 or more days a week.  Life got in the way for a couple of weeks, but back to normal now.
The first half of February has had some cooler days but still, the cool days were on the whole wonderfully sunny. Instead of running in the early part of the morning some cooler days I waited till mid day. 

Today I got a few good complements, and one group of older folk asked to have their picture taken with me, and then with the Hall of Fame sign on the wall. The wind was bit cool when I started around 9:30, but it was still hot running in the sun.

Met an elite Hungarian swim team that were in town for an international swim meet. (Not at Hall of Fame but Corral Springs pool). I think they were glad to see a man in something smaller than the speedos they were wearing. They needent have been worried a bit, they were obviously very fit. Just on the wrong bit of the beach to meet local young women.

I said hi to the Yoga class at Sunrise, twice, as I ran by.
Met a second group of fit guys, these ones were training for the NFL. They train on the beach near where I start and finish. 

Got a cheer from a group of women out taking a group photo with a pro photographer. 
Had other friendly complements from lifeguards and regulars.

After stretching and a leisurely breakfast sitting on the wall, (leaving tables and chairs for the tourists), I took a walk down the beach, met some young women on vacation, then, around noon, cycled home. Another fine beach day.

Someone on the board asked if I was still riding the silver bike to the beach. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9773231@N08/726841063/
No. The one in this picture has been retired.
Current beach bike is either Blue mountain bike with reflective tape in red and white stripes, or sometimes the green Mongoose.  I no longer lock to the lamppost pictured. I try to use the street sign across from St B so I can get a U-lock around the pole.
JM_Runs #334

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:02/18/2014 07:43:41Copy HTML

One of the Fort Lauderdale Beach cams has a facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Ft.Lauderdale.Beach.Cam

This camera is on top of the Mariot Courtyard, a little South of the very popular Las Olas Blvd.  From there it gets some long shots of the beach. Two of the reasons the section of beach to the North of them is so popular is parking and bars.  When the web cam looks North the large parking lot by Las Olas is visible, as are the low buildings beyond, the bars and restaurants starting with the infamous Elbo Room on the corner of Las Olas and A1A. (A1A is the beach road in the foreground.)

What you can't see is there is another 1,000 parking spaces three blocks back from the beach, off to the left, under the Las Olas bridge. So although there are no hotels at the junction of Las Olas Blvd and the beach there are often a LOT of people on sunny days.

The beach out front of this hotel has less people than their tellephoto shows on the beach up by Las Olas.  The beach imediatly to the South, (The right looking out from the hotel) has very few. It changes in just a couple of blocks. People don't walk very far from the first sand they encounter after leaving their cars.

A second web cam is at Beach Place.  This is a small three story group of shops, sort of a mini mall. Easy to find on the beach side by the orange of the hooters on the second floor and CVS on the first.  This is at the north end of "The Strip", a few blocks north of Las Olas Blvd.  Just south of the "gay" beach.

Beach Place also has lots of public parking in a multi-story lot accessible from South Bound A1A, not from the beach side. More important for many, it also has public bathrooms! This makes it double popular.

Beach Place has a CVS Pharmacy on the first floor where you can purchase drinks, ice-cream and sun-tan lotion at normal retail prices.  The combination of ample parking and bathroom facilities makes this a second very popular part of the beach, especially with families, even though the sand is not very wide there.  This means it is often densely packed. 

The section of "The Strip" between the Elbo Room and Beach Place is even more packed during the next month because this bit of beach is GROUND ZERO for Spring Break.  Therefore the beach place web cam will often show wall to wall people, even when other parts of the beach are almost deserted.

Beach Place Web Cam:  http://www.sunny.org/webcam/

I don't mind running or walking though the dense crowds in a thong, but I would not want to hang out there.  It is amazing that you only have to go a few blocks north or south to get a totally different beach experience.  If you drive by the beach it may look like one long string of umbrellas and suntanning groups, there is a palpable difference in attitude between cool locals and liquored up tourists or collage kids.

You don't need to 'hide' up by 19th Street or walk south to the port.  Just be aware of what is on the land side of the beach and how that attracts different groups of people.

JM_Runs #335

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:03/14/2014 11:15:37Copy HTML

I am normally on the beach 3 to 4 days a week, yet don't post that often, for most days are uneventful.  I say good morning to many people and they do the same, or give friendly waves. I always see a few women in thongs, and less frequently men in thongs. Sometimes there are topless women, but on Fort Lauderdale beach that is rare.  During the winter months I can run later than normal because it is not too hot in the middle of the day. Because of my other life commitments I am going to sleep late, so getup late, and so often not out until after 11am.  This means I get to see the mid-day crowed instead of the morning mob.

Right now Spring Break is in full swing.  As a rule the groups of young women come out earlier than the guys. Today was a little windy, even so  when I ran up the beach, some time after 11, there were still lots of groups of young women.

Despite today's wind and a few scattered clouds the Spring Breakers were out in force. By the time I returned there were so many groups setup in front of Beach Place that I had to concentrate on finding a path to thread my way through between the blocks of beach blankets and rows of women on hotel beach towels.

I normally get warm welcomes from many locals, and from a good number of the tourists.  Once in a while someone might shout something, but probably not at me, more likely to their friends, to the effect of "Did you see that?"

The groups of collage age women down for Spring Break generally give wide smiles, and maybe a few supporting whoops or cheers.  Some of the mixed groups or groups of young men cheer too.

Over the years the attitude of Spring Break kids has noticeably changed, or maybe I am just creating better interactions by projecting a positive and friendly attitude. If somebody from a group of young guys shouts something I will look round, simile and wave - that is all it takes to get a burst of applause or other joyful support. Two days ago I had a couple of guys run after me and run with me for a bit.

While I don't consider myself an exhibitionist, and try to stay away from thongs that highlight or push-out my junk, I now enjoy running through the Spring Break crowds and getting all that positive feedback.  Makes me smile widely, which adds to the positive feedback loop.

Not many of the young women who come down to Fort Lauderdale wear true skinny backed thongs or gstrings.  I suspect the more radial who wish to wear thongs and go topless end up on Miami's South Beach or in the Caribbean.  However this year there has been a major shift because a lot of the young women are wearing scrunchy backed bikinis with a puckered center seam, and most have wavy edges and string sides. The size of the rear varies from a full Brazil style bottom right down to what most people would consider a triangle backed thong.

This is the year of the scrunchy backed bikini / thong!


bmicro #336

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:03/15/2014 07:12:41Copy HTML

JM,
While we do get a number of spring breakers who wear thongs or go topless (far more thongs than topless), I have noticed that the crowd down here is relatively much more conservative than the old Ft. Lauderdale scene when the Elbo Room was in its prime with the regular wet t-shirt contests. The spring break concentration areas (around 5th  - 9th st) is densely packed, so much so that walking down the beach is a challenge, running would be impossible. The areas away from the center of the spring break crowd has more "normal" tourists for this season and more thonged and topless women.
Yes, this is the year of the scrunchy back.
JM_Runs #337

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:03/16/2014 12:50:37Copy HTML

In the morning I can normally run North going right through the middle of the Spring Break crowed.  Sometimes when I return, it has, to use your words, become so 'densely packed' that I have to make a left and run by the water for that section.

The Elbo Room was never much of a place for anything but drinking, and maybe a little drunken dancing if you can find the 'elbo room'.
The places that had wet t-shirt contests were the big party venues like the Button and Candy-Store, all long gone. The former now a parking lot and the latter another "5 star" hotel condo tower.
pkthong #338

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:03/16/2014 03:01:07Copy HTML

 Palm Springs and Ft. Lauderdale were the"big" spring break destinations in the '80's and early 90's. Palm Springs has out lawed thongs in public thanks to then mayor Sunny Bono. Perhaps the internet and tech oogy has made people more cautious about letting it all hang out vis a vis "wet t shirt contests"etc.
In those days you could get crazy and there was very little chance of things getting back to people who may disapprove of your hedonism. Maybe a new trend or phenomena may start,
bmicro #339

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:03/16/2014 03:21:21Copy HTML

Ah yes, the Button and Candy Store, I had forgotten. Those were some interesting days.
poonster #340

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/12/2014 03:25:01Copy HTML

 I am so psyched - will be in FLL staying at the W Hotel on Tuesday April 22 - 24. Looking forward to lots of beach and pool thong time. Anyone wants to meet up or have any suggestions for thonging locations, let me know!
sailor250 #341

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/14/2014 12:45:26Copy HTML

 I hear they have a cool glass side section in the pool there at the W.  Would be a great place or an underwater thong ass photo.  If the sunspash guys could pull it off it would make a great photo of many thong asses in a row.
RapidBlue #342

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/16/2014 03:00:57Copy HTML

 Poonster let us know about your experience in Ft. Lauderdale. I'll be there and Miami in a few weeks and would like to know how the atmosphere for thongs is in Ft. Lauderdale this spring. It seems to change a little each year. 
poonster #343

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/23/2014 06:25:38Copy HTML

 Spend a wonderful morning today at the W hotel pool and also on the beach right in front of the hotel. Didn't see another thonged (and didn't see JM running either) but no comments, positive or negative. The W pool area was quite busy with couples and families.

JM_Runs #344

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/23/2014 11:48:15Copy HTML

I did not run today.  Delivering a sailboat down the intercostal to a boatyard instead.

I have not run in 3 weeks !!  First a achiles problem after a fall on a wet parking lot. Then a couple of weeks head down getting stuff done, mostly a major legal brief/motion that finally got filed very very VERY late on Monday night. Not to mention some very frustrating time consuming computer emergencies from clients. So not much sleep and no time off for running.

But, if all goes well, I will run Tomorrow, or if I miss that then on Friday morning.  I have to run, for being house bound for the last three weeks I have put on 10 pounds which I need to run off.  That will take a few weeks work. Easy to put on, slower to lose.

Regular sleep and running a few days a week should do it. JM

poonster #345

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/24/2014 03:08:42Copy HTML

 i will try to get out there in the morning! I uploaded a pic from the W pool.
poonster #346

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/24/2014 02:51:38Copy HTML

 Currently at the pool at the Westin after a nice walk on the beach this morning. Uploaded a pic in my white Gregg thong.Lots more families with younger kids at the Westin than the W, but no comments either way. Say a mom in a brazilian (half thong) but no one else. Planning a beach walk to Sebastien a bit later this morning.
poonster #347

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:04/25/2014 01:29:51Copy HTML

 Before checking out and going home, had another walk on the beach and swam a bit. I was on the phone for a work call when a guy in a white hat was running towards me in a g-string! I couldn't hang up and said a mutual hello as heran by. It must be JM! After I hung up, I saw that he was walking and backtracking towards me! We shook hands and chatted for a few minutes. 
Really enjoyed FLL but the trip was too short 
RapidBlue #348

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:05/20/2014 10:02:38Copy HTML

 Been in Lauderdale for the past couple of days. I have seen many women in thongs, a few in strings, but no other men in thongs aside from me. I've had a few people sneak photos. It has been so windy that I have been sand blasted while laying out. Over all a god time so far. Just wish I wasn't the only man in a thong on the beach. Board shorts seem to rule with underwear showing.
kevinb959 #349

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:05/20/2014 11:18:42Copy HTML

 Rapid, I found hanging out close to Sebastian, the most comfortable area to thong. You are more likely to see another man in a thong, even though he might be gay. I think more women around there are more approachable because they are more aware of the surroundings.
JM_Runs #350

Re:Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( Ft Lauderdale Beach ) FL

Date Posted:05/20/2014 01:40:58Copy HTML

 RapidBlue - I normally run the length of the beach in a thong, several days a week. To some extent this lowers the bar and sometimes on the return run I see others encouraged to change down to a smaller suit or thong.
I am rather busy this month and have told myself I may not goof off at the beach until I have finished a couple of very time sensitive and overdue projects. So I have not been out on the beach this Month to start the ball rolling.

When it is very windy try getting away from the section of beach with tall buildings. They cause the wind to form vortexes, both in front and behind the building. On the beach you get alternating blasts of wind. This is especially true near Beach Place where there is a wall of tall buildings with narrow gaps. If you go south of Las Olas, or North to Bonnet House, or North of Sunrise, where there are no tall buildings behind the beach the wind will be less gusty, more consistent, less likely to lift the stand. 
Also, try being very close to the water line. Right at the waterline there is never any sand blast effect because there is no sand to windward. The sand blast effect becomes more pronounced as you move back from the crest of the beach towards the road. A sun lounger very close to the water will mean the least wind blown sand, and if you are laid out on a sun lounger it will blow through below you.



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