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post #1 of 38 Old Nov 24th, 2008, 5:44 pm Thread Starter
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Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Y'all are invited to attend a ride to eat, meet and greet your forum friends and fellow riders

at Slim's BBQ restaurant in Arcadia FL
Slims is located on State road 17 (319 S Brevard St.)
just a couple of blocks south of State road 70 in Arcadia Florida.

http://www.florida-secrets.com/Restaurants/SW/Slims.htm

This is an open invite for all LT riders and friends on motorcycles of all makes and models.

At our last RTE in Groveland, somebody said BBQ,
Since then my wife and I have been riding all around the area trying to find a suitable BBQ restaurant sorta centrally located with good reasonably priced food for an RTE and I think I found it,

(Hey, It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it)

they've been cooking BBQ at Slims for over fifty years,
not only that but they is just about the friendliest folks we've ever met

So come join us for lunch on
Saturday December 6th at twelve noon

We hope to see y'all there.

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(so we can let the restaurant know approximately how many to expect)

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Hi Hans , April & I are going to be heading out from the great frozen north to our winter digs in Zephyrhills real soon . We have friends in Arcadia , so we could make it a two-fore . But ...for now please put April & I down to be attending ..Thanks ...
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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Bummer, Dec is a really busy month for us and the 6th is already spoken for. Hate to miss out on this one but hope to catch ya'll next time.

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alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Hi Hans,

Hard to turn down BBQ ! Looks like an interesting place. Before I-75 was complete I used to have to drive through Arcadia to get to the in- (out) laws home in Naples. Took the great circle route.

Saturday looks like a good day to meet up with cybor friends... I'm looking forward to it. See you'all there.


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Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Sounds good but I'm afraid that we will have to miss this one because of a prior appointment.

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

We'll certainly miss the smiling faces of Lynn and Janet and Barry and Barb,

I think there's enough interest to do this again next month,
maybe we'll get to see y'all then.

I'm glad to hear that Dano is going to take some time
out of "jumping out of perfectly good airplanes"
to join us.


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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Hmmm, anybody that knows Dano, eats ribs, runs a BMW can't be all bad.

Luckily, my appointment calendar for Dec 6th has recently come open due to me not being needed at the next conference called by Warren Buffett to fix all their problems. So, with that out of the way, I think I"ll be there!

It will be tough giving up the traditional Saturday hot dog at the Ft Myers BMW dealer, but I'll make the sacrifice for the team.

Ribs, bikes, good people. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
FloridaBMW..................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers



New to the forum, 4 months or so. Looking forward to meeting some of those people whose wise/helpful/funny comments have been keeping me busy learning and laughing for the past few months.

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Looking forward to going!

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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Thanks Hans for the invite and count Sharon and I in for the day as well.
SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses........Brian and Sharon Ft Myers

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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses........Brian and Sharon Ft Myers
rusmckay.....................Rusty Mckay...................Sarasota
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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

I hate to miss this but we too are busy during the month of December and the 6th has long been reserved for another event. I will be watching for the next time this will be done with anticipation.


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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

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Hmmm, anybody that knows Dano, eats ribs, runs a BMW can't be all bad.

Ribs, bikes, good people. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

AD (I've jumped with Dano, too!!)
Hmmm..... a pilot that jumps out of "perfectly good airplanes"
It's a good thing we've also got an air traffic controller coming,
Can't wait to meet these guys

SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses..................Brian and Sharon ...............Ft Myers
rusmckay.....................Rusty Mckay...................Sarasota
ADulay..........................Andy Dulay......................Punta Gorda


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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Looks like the weather is predicted to be super on Saturday..... Probably won't even have to switch on the heat! Going to combine this RTE with a trip down to Naples afterward to spend the night with my sister and then back to Tampa on Sunday. Starting to look like a very nice weekend up ahead.

This little picture was taken several weeks ago above Deland, Fl. with 100 friends. We had several people taking pictures and shooting video and if you look very closely, you'll see one in the very middle of the "gun sight." The coordinator of the jump does stunt work for the James Bond movies and planned this dive to look like the inside of James's gun. 007 was the theme.

We get together for an annual event called Kaleidoscope. My mother used to say we made doilies in the air. The temperature on the ground when we took off was around 37 and at 18,000 feet, probably below freezing. Factor in wind chill for about 100 MPH and it was cold for about a minute.

See you'all for lunch..
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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses..................Brian and Sharon ...............Ft Myers
rusmckay.....................Rusty Mckay...................Sarasota
ADulay..........................Andy Dulay......................Punta Gorda
Ladyspot .......................Bev & Jack Pacheco.....New Port Richey
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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses..................Brian and Sharon ...............Ft Myers
rusmckay.....................Rusty Mckay...................Sarasota
ADulay..........................Andy Dulay......................Punta Gorda
Ladyspot .......................Bev & Jack Pacheco.....New Port Richey
Bwstark49....................Bruce and Doris Stark .........Cape Coral

Looking forward to seeing that LT trike Bev


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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Great job, Hans. I betcha git 25-30 folks showin' up at your RTE.

Back when I wuz runnin' RTEs around here, I used to print out the pre-list and try to put names with faces for the picture(s) list that followed. Once I got to know everyone, no longer needed to do that. Butt sure helped me and the rest of the folks to do the camaradarie thang!!!

Good luck, Hans. Safe rides to all.
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Hans,thanks for the invite. We'll be out of town this weekend but it sure sounds like a nice time. rbots
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Thanks for the invite, but my job has me out of town for the next two weeks. Looking forward to meeting all you great folks the next time a get together is planned.

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

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I betcha git 25-30 folks showin' up at your RTE.
Safe rides to all.
Thanks for the attaboy Dick,

I "used to be" a local BMW club president,
guess I haven't got it all "out of my system" yet.
loved the "social" events, hated the politics,
this is much easier and much more fun.

I kinda procrastinated with this RTE (couldn't find the right place)
and then put it together with short notice for the attendees.

The "interest" is there, just had to figure out "how" to get "the word out"

Then I spent a morning doing the "cut and paste" thing
and PM'd everybody within a hundred miles
that visited the forum in the last six months,
it worked, now I know how to do it!

Now no-one in Florida is "safe" from my "spam"


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Hi folks
It will be good to meet some new faces.
I'll be there travelling from Fort Myers
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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses..................Brian and Sharon ...............Ft Myers
rusmckay.....................Rusty Mckay...................Sarasota
ADulay..........................Andy Dulay......................Punta Gorda
Ladyspot .......................Bev & Jack Pacheco.....New Port Richey
Bwstark49....................Bruce and Doris Stark .........Cape Coral
The Wiz.......................Hywel Ace.......................Ft Myers
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Uh-oh, gotta cancel.

Just got the word that our local chapter of the Blue Knights (FL XVI) will be doing escort work INTO ARCADIA for a Toy Run sponsored by the DeSoto Sheriff's Office and a few others.

As one of the chapter officers, I am really supposed to be there for these types of things. As the route of the motorcycles runs right past "Slim's" you'll all have the opportunity to point at the only BMW in the sea of Harley-Davidson Blue Knights' escort!

Have fun and we'll hook up again in the future I'm sure.

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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses..................Brian and Sharon ...............Ft Myers
rusmckay.....................Rusty Mckay...................Sarasota
ADulay..........................Andy Dulay......................Punta Gorda
Ladyspot .......................Bev & Jack Pacheco.....New Port Richey
Bwstark49....................Bruce and Doris Stark .........Cape Coral
The Wiz.......................Hywel Ace.......................Ft Myers
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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

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Bummer, Dec is a really busy month for us and the 6th is already spoken for. Hate to miss out on this one but hope to catch ya'll next time.

Lynn & Janet
Yeah Bummer! Want to meet you Lynn (and Janet too!). I'm here - finally. Still have a lot of loose ends to tie up but I just rode Sapphire down over Thanksgiving. Hope you don't mind a PM for new email, etc.


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I'm thinking leaving from the Walmart on Colonial Rd. (by I75) at 11:00 AM. Mapquest estimates 53 minutes to the ribs. Would anyone from Ft. Myers (or surrounding area) be interested in riding together? PM me.

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

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...The temperature on the ground when we took off was around 37 and at 18,000 feet, probably below freezing. Factor in wind chill for about 100 MPH and it was cold for about a minute.
Sounds like my typical ride to work this time of year
Enjoy the food and ride safe!

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Awesome ride I'd bet. Aprox 3hrs from me. The darn company Christmas party is the same day so I will not make it. I love to ride this time of year in the brisk weather(Brisk for Florida that is!).



I do plan on doing the Merritt Island Abate "Toy-Run" on Sunday the 7th there was 15,000 or so bikes there last year.

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SilverBuffalo ................Hans and Pat Ruys ..........St. Petersburg
Patric..........................Patric & April Blackman.....Birch Run Mi. / Zephyrhills Fl.
alindsay.......................Alex Lindsay...................Melbourne
DaveDragon..................Dave Dragon..................Holiday
DanDiver .....................Dan Rosenthal .............. Tampa
ADulay.........................Andy Dulay....................Punta Gorda
FloridaBMW...................Ed and Stella................. Ft. Myers
SmokinJoe....................D. Joe & Cathy Vergo.......Marco Island
Nearmisses..................Brian and Sharon ...............Ft Myers
rusmckay.....................Rusty Mckay...................Sarasota
ADulay..........................Andy Dulay......................Punta Gorda
Ladyspot .......................Bev & Jack Pacheco.....New Port Richey
Bwstark49....................Bruce and Doris Stark .........Cape Coral
The Wiz.......................Hywel Ace.......................Ft Myers
jdsd-tourteam..............Jon Dickinson...................Oviedo (soon!)
Chang-man..................Wayne & Priscilla..............Floral City

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Uh-oh, gotta cancel.

Just got the word that our local chapter of the Blue Knights (FL XVI) will be doing escort work INTO ARCADIA for a Toy Run

the route of the motorcycles runs right past "Slim's" you'll all have the opportunity to point at the only BMW in the sea of Harley-Davidson Blue Knights' escort!
We look forward to seeing you at the "next RTE" then Andy,

When you drive by Slims in that "sea of Harley's" we hope that you'll wave real friendly like
instead of giving us the "official" single digit Harley salute,


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Hans, thanks for the invite....but we have previous plans for today. I hope we are invited again, we would like to join ya'll. Danny


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Hi All , I would like to thank Hans on doing another excellant job on the RTE

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Kudos to Hans for again coordinating a very nice event. It was nice to see people I've met before and a pleasure to meet some new folks. And more LT's than at any dealership! The restaurant and their staff were accommodating and a nice touch with the souvenirs the owner provided that Hans was thoughtful enough to gain and hand out to us all. It was a great riding day and a very nice RTE. It was great to see everyone and look forward to the next one. Thanks again, Hans, nice job.
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Thanks Hans! It was nice to get together with a lot of Florida names and get to match them to the bikes. Arcadia will not be the same after the "Wild Hogs" invasion. Appreciate your initiative.....

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Thanks Hans for the invite, Priscilla & I enjoy meeting everyone. Good food & good company. Lets do it again soon.
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Hans: Thanks again for putting the RTE together. It was fun getting together with other BMW riders. Looking forward to the next one!

Happy Holidays to all.

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Re: Florida RTE (BBQ) Saturday December 6th

Thanks for all the compliments y'all, the wife and I had a really nice day,
not only was the weather perfect for riding we got to meet some new and old friends,

I get exited when I see another LT on the road
and watching them turn into the parking lot at Slims just “made my day”

Martha (the owner) was very accommodating and the souvenirs (her idea) were a really nice touch,
she said that when y'all visit again to be sure mention the RTE.


This next Saturday my wife and I plan to ride to Christmas Florida
and meet up with (they ride to slow for me) some friends from the Brandon Goldwing club
they're having an outdoor picnic open to all touring riders
that includes you if you're interested

here are the details (taken from their newsletter)
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The first Fort Christmas Ride-In was in December 1981.
Over 50+ folks attended the resurrection of the Fort Christmas Ride-In last year (2007).

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On Saturday, December 13th., 2008 --
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get your Christmas cards ready to mail --
we will ride to the Christmas, FL post office --
mail 'em to get the Christmas, FL post mark --
then we will ride up the road to:

Fort Christmas Historical Park
1300 Fort Christmas Rd. (CR420)
Christmas, FL

Park website: http://www.nbbd.com/godo/FortChristmas/index.html

This is a Ride-In -- other (touring riders) folks have been invited.


Pavilion #2 is reserved -- bring along a brown bag lunch & non-alcoholic beverage -- enjoy good company -- enjoy the scenery & visit the park.

Folks will arrive in the time frame of 11:00am -- Noon-Thirty.


First 50 arrivals will receive FREE event pin.

There will be awards for: Long Distance Rider -- Oldest/Youngest Attendee -- 50/50 drawing -- proceeds will go to the Florida Coast2Coast Ride V charity -- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Awards/drawing at Noon-Thirty SHARP!!!


The event should be over 'bout 12:45pm -- no later than 1:00pm -- all should be home in time for the late afternoon football games or holiday parties.

Christmas, FL post office address: 23580 E. Colonial Dr. (Hwy.50)


Unfortunately we won't be able to make the Space Coast BMW riders picnic the next day
due to a scheduling conflict.
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Another RTE is already in the planning stages,

January will bring an opportunity to have the third annual River Ranch RTE

I'll post the details as soon as I get confirmation from the ranch.
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