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post #1 of 13 Old Sep 5th, 2006, 3:01 pm Thread Starter
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Orlando Riding Group forming

OPEN BMW RIDERS GROUP FORMING

MEETING SUNDAY Sept 10th at 8:30AM

The Coffee House of Thornton Park
712 E. Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32801-2940
407-426-8989

Coffe House of Orlando

or,

ask Mike at BMW Motorcycles of Orlando
407-826-4269

Link to the ride we had a couple Sunday's ago, 55 bikes turned out! Fantasy of Flight Ride, Aug 20th







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post #2 of 13 Old Sep 10th, 2006, 6:30 am Thread Starter
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Orlando LT riders

We're headed down to the cafe in a few minutes. I curious to see which bike group is best represented this morning. I posted this notice at 8 BMW motorcycle boards and at the shop.

See you at the cafe at 8:30.

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22 bikes and a single LT rider (and he was in a van).

Maybe we'll see more of you guys on the ride Oct 1st More details in the ride will follow shortly.

Here's a few pics Joe took:


Not a BMW, but too cool!





If you want to join the club, email me at [email protected], or call me at BMW Motorcycles of Orlando 407-826-4269.
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Sunday Oct 1st Ride!

Our first ride is this Sunday, October 1st. We will meet at the 7-11 in Winter Garden on West Hwy 50 and Avalon RD / 435. Meet at 9am and pre-ride briefing is as 9:15am. We will ride out right after the briefing.

We’ll ride the back roads South and North of Clermont before riding around Sugar Loaf Mountain. We’ll stop for lunch at the Yalaha Bakery Bakery www.yalahabakery.comso bring a few bucks.

After lunch we will return via 561, 561A, and the Sugarloaf Mountain road. We can stop on top of the Mountain (or Hill depending on where you’re from) for a few pictures. Then we will get a second run on the “S” curves on 561 before heading back to town.

I’ll hand out route guides at the briefing. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 407-826-4269. Proper riding gear please. I’d hate to have to put down a rider. ;0)

Hope to see you on the ride!
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The 7-11 is at HWY 50 and Avalon RD 545! Not sure how I got the RD #'s reversed
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A couple of ADV Riders!



Not an ADV Bike! :nono



Rainer and Minimike. Guess you can tell who is who.



Here's a LT with a couple holligans!



Reflector check!



These are ADV Bikes!!!!!!:clap



Old School, new K1200S, and new GSA.



Steve is going to show Carlos what a R1200RT will do!



Stacey, how come your new shiny Yellow & Black K1200S isn't in the photo?



We had a good turn out. One person said they counted 33 bikes. Getting thru a couple lights was rough. We'll be splitting future rides into smaller groups to solve that. I really liked No. 2 road behind Howey-in-the-Hills. It's very scenic with the horses, rolling hills, and stables. Lunch at the Yalaha Bakery was fantastic!

I got an email from Ray King and his little off road adventure on the R1200C wasn't too bad. Sounds like he'll have a slight limp for a few days. Thanks to John Brown for his help getting the cute Blond EMT to take care of Ray! It helps to have a LEO on your ride! Ray said he became target fixated and drove right off the road. We were in town and not moving fast, so it could have been a lot worse.

We're off and running! The BMW Riding Group of Orlando is here! Our MOA and RAI paper work was mailed out last week, so we're going to be chartered. A web designer is working on creating a club website and that should be up and running within a week or two. It's going to be a great riding season!
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BMW RIDING GROUP OF ORLANDO
Sunday November 5TH Ride

This Sunday’s ride will be a loop South to Yeehaw Junction, a stop at the River Ranch on Hwy 60 for Sunday Brunch, and then returning on the back roads East of Lake Wales and Haines City. The Ride will be divided into Three Groups, each lead by a group leader that has ridden the route this past Sunday. The groups will leave 10 minutes apart.
Meet at 8:30am

Hess Gas Station
2294 East US 192
(EXIT 244 on Florida Turnpike)
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Ride outs will begin as soon as each group is filled up!

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The ride to the Westgate River Ranch is 75 miles. The Sunday Brunch Buffet is $9.95. You can also order off the menu. The place is on the river too.
Link to the Ranch: www.westgateriverranch.com
You’re looking at about a 4 to 5 hour day.

I need a rough count to call into the River Ranch (for seating), so please let me know by Friday if you’re coming.
I will also need to know your T-Shirt size!

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I'll be there.

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post #9 of 13 Old Dec 6th, 2006, 10:28 am Thread Starter
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Dec 3 ride to Crescent City

We had a good turn out for this weekends ride in spite of the fog. Twenty five bikes and I think about 30 riders & their passengers.


Steve & I lead the two groups we divided into.


The girls are shopping the Sunday adds while we wait to ride out!


A little fog isn’t stopping us!

We took 46 West to 46A, then East on 44 to Deland. Then we skirted Deland on the scenic Grand Ave. That’s a nice rolling ride under a canopy. Up CR-3, West on 40, & then we cut up the corners on Emporia RD. Crossed 17 to do the Shaw Lake loop thru the fern farms. Then we jump on 17 to catch the Raulerson/Brownie RD loop. This was freshly paved and the curves around Cow pond were sweet! Then North into Crescent City for lunch!



We’re here!









The food was fantastic!














3 Bananas is popular with everyone!



Our LEO escort!



Hey! Where’s the BMW Motorcycles of Orlando t-shirt?



Time to gear up and continue the ride!



We passed the North East guys coming in as we were leaving. I guess they didn’t know that we were eating at 3 Bananas too. It was funny seeing all the double takes on our way out. They must have wondered why all the BMW’s were leaving!

We headed West on 308 and saw someone having a blast doing stunts in a small prop plane! It was at low altitude, so we had a good view as we rode past. North on 309, East on 308B, cross 17, and then the Sisco Rd loop around Lake Broward. New pavement and lots of curves under the trees here! North on 17, South on 309, over on Georgetown Denver Rd, and South on Old 17. We jumped on 17 to CR-3, did the Blackburn loop, back on CR-3 we opened it up a bit! Back into Deland and stopped for gas at the Citco at 44 & Grand. Then finished the day coming back to 46 around 3pm.

Thanks to everyone for attending such a neat ride!

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BMW Ride Sunday, Jan 7th

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7th

THE RIDE WILL BE DIVIDED INTO 3 GROUPS: A FAST GROUP, A SLOW GROUP, AND A GS ENDURO GROUP!

Panera Bread
7826 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809 (407) 226-6992

10:00am RIDE OUT!
Please arrive with a full tank of gas!



The Club will be exploring the back roads North of Disney and South of Clermont. GS Riders will be taking an alternate route in the same area. The ride will be about a half day ride. We will end up back at Panera’s at the end of the ride. If you want to stay and chat over lunch, you can.

Helmets, gloves, jackets, and boots recommended!

Remember, ride at your own pace! You are responsible for you & your bike!

Mike Dozier, BMW Motorcycles of Orlando, 407-826-4269
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BMW Riding Group of Orlando
Cedar Key III Rally Point, Saturday, Jan 27, 2007
8:30am meet, ride out 9:00am

7-ELEVEN (HWY 50 & 545 / Avalon RD)
407-654-9504
15001 W Colonial Dr
Winter Garden FL
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Cedar Key III thread on BMWSportTouring:
http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthread...fpart/all/vc/1

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This Saturday, Feb 10th, BMW Motorcycles of Orlando is saying goodbye to our college and good friend Rainer Helmke. He’s going to Portland, Oregon to help open a new BMW Motorcycle shop. So we’ve decided to have a small going away party. The shop is open 9am to 6pm on Saturday, you’re welcome to come by any time. We will be cooking hot dogs starting around 11am. There will be chips and soda too. There will be a few bikes set up for demo rides and BMW motorcycle video's will be playing in the show room. We hope to see you! Mike Dozier
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April 22 Eat & Play

SUNDAY APRIL 22ND

LUNCH AND PLAY!


We’re meeting a little later so some of the riders that attend Sunday Church services may be able to make the event this time. The club will meet for lunch at Happ’s Redwing Restaurant from 11am to 2pm for lunch. We have a banquet room reserved for us; thus, we don’t have to be worried about finding enough seats. Why so long for lunch? Because we have something special planned for you!

BMW Motorcycles of Orlando will have a F800ST, a G650 Moto, a G650 Country, and a G650 Challenge for you to try out. Between 11am and 2pm, we will be running dirt and street demo loops to give you an opportunity to ride the new bikes.

You will need proper riding gear, a current motorcycle endorsement, proof of insurance, and no alcohol consumption until after demo ride. If you like, we can fax you the release form ahead of time to speed things up.

BMW Motorcycles of Orlando also has a door prize for those that test ride one of the new bikes!

So, ride out with your BMW buddies, eat lunch, and ride one of the new bikes!

Happ's Redwing Restaurant
352-429-2997
12500 State Road 33
Groveland, FL 34736

More detailed directions: www.redwingrestaurant.com

MEETING TIME: 11:00am to 2:00pm



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