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Title: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 20, 2012, 08:57:21 pm
It's time to celebrate the end of summer and the start of our nine month good riding season.   :motonoises: :motonoises:

Calendar link:

http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=172236&mo=9&tDate={d%20%272012-09-20%27}# (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=172236&mo=9&tDate={d%20%272012-09-20%27}#)

Sparky's Place
24646 SR 40
Astor, FL. 32102
(352) 759-2854

Meet up time about 9:30 in the parking lot, will try to be seated at about 10.

An RSVP to me is strongly encouraged, thank you. It helps the restaurant provide us with a better experience.

This RTE is open to ALL, you do not have to be a member of anything to attend and have a good time. We will let you join COG, though. ;) :great: :great:

As per usual, any folks wanting to meet up at my house in Tavares for a pleasant, reasonably legal ;) ride up together, are welcome. I'll have the coffee on at about 8, with intended departure time of about 8:45. PLEASE RSVP. Folks needing my address, please ping me, or give me a call at 352 3four3 9ll7.

As mentioned, this will be the last breakfast RTE of the year, well, except for Bike Trailerfest, so come on out.

I do not know whether or not they take plastic, so plan accordingly.

Ride to eat, eat to ride.

Thanx.

Notice, I will be out of town from 9-2 through 9-15, inclusive. I may or may not have internet access, and will not be available at that phone number. I'll be out in California riding my KLR around. :great: :motonoises: :great: :motonoises: :great: :motonoises:  and maybe doing some of this  :beerchug: :beerchug:  ;)  :nananana:


Later.

Did I forget something?


Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: IronButtAl on August 21, 2012, 10:59:30 am
Another demonstration of a SECOG Leadership Team member doing what needs to be done for the southeast. Nice post Steve. Unfortunately, I'm headed to the Spider Ride in MO right after the SECOG Fall Rally, and won't be able to make it. Please speak well of me in my absence. Your the best Steve.
Al
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Stasch on August 21, 2012, 11:31:17 am
Oh the difference a thousand miles of latitude makes.

Up here, we don't celebrate the passing of summer, we mourn it.   :'(
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 21, 2012, 07:00:41 pm
Please speak well of me in my absence.
You know that we will definitely speak of you. I'll have one of these upon my return from the RTE, in your honor.

(http://sa3.wine-searcher.net/images/labels/29/29/10122929t.jpg)

(http://www.belgianbeerstation.com/cms/wp-content/plugins/dukapress/lib/timthumb.php?src=http://www.belgianbeerstation.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tn_Saxo.jpg&w=200&h=200&zc=1)

Then follow with one or three of these:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110430011040/beer/images/thumb/3/38/LAmberBottle.jpg/250px-LAmberBottle.jpg)

Quote
Your the best Steve

Um duh! ;)

(thanx, and back at ya)

Have fun up in Misery Missouri.





Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: IronButtAl on August 21, 2012, 07:05:47 pm
Steve, you and I need to hit that brewery sometime. Never thought I'd be able to get my beloved Kronenbourg 1664 again after moving south. We'll get a group together, rent a 15 passenger van, find a driver, and......well, you know.     
Your displayed choices are also good one's.          Al
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 21, 2012, 07:07:53 pm
Oh the difference a thousand miles of latitude makes.

Up here, we don't celebrate the passing of summer, we mourn it.   :'(

Yeahbutt, snowmobiles are great fun. The sledding pretty much sucks around here, but that's OK. ;)
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 21, 2012, 07:12:15 pm
Steve, you and I need to hit that brewery sometime. Never thought I'd be able to get my beloved Kronenbourg 1664 again after moving south. We'll get a group together, rent a 15 passenger van, find a driver, and......well, you know.     
Your displayed choices are also good one's.          Al
We can use S. Sefsick as the driver, he's a teetotaler.  :great:

Which brewery tou talkin' 'bout? The one in Belgium? :))
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Eddie-FL on August 22, 2012, 12:16:04 am
Should be in for this. Meet at your place. Have fun in the People's Democratic Republic of California!
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 22, 2012, 12:32:03 am
Should be in for this. Meet at your place. Have fun in the People's Democratic Republic of California!
Hey, looky there. Somebody made a post on topic. :)) Different. Thanks Eddie.

Gotya down.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: IronButtAl on August 27, 2012, 10:07:33 am
You can make this a welcome back party for Jo Poole, who is returning back to Florida from the NW area. She just missed all of us Florida riders so much, living 3,000 miles away wasn't an option any more. She should be back in the state in about a week. Will continue as a COG national officer with the secretary position.            Al
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: reid53 on August 27, 2012, 03:57:25 pm
You can make this a welcome back party for Jo Poole, who is returning back to Florida from the NW area. She just missed all of us Florida riders so much, living 3,000 miles away wasn't an option any more. She should be back in the state in about a week. Will continue as a COG national officer with the secretary position.            Al

Woohoo!!  It will be great to have her back! :great:
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: COGnosticator on August 27, 2012, 04:10:41 pm
I should be able to make this one.  I will need to flat spot my new PR3 by then   :D

I might be able to drag a few more Savannahians with me too
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 27, 2012, 04:52:11 pm
You can make this a welcome back party for Jo Poole, who is returning back to Florida from the NW area. She just missed all of us Florida riders so much, living 3,000 miles away wasn't an option any more. She should be back in the state in about a week. Will continue as a COG national officer with the secretary position.            Al

Aside from missing the Steve-s and other hooligans, I'm thinkin she got sick of all of those icky twisty and hilly roads. And the scenery gets really boring out there too.

:great: :great:Welcome Back, Jo. :great: :great:

I should be able to make this one.  I will need to flat spot my new PR3 by then   :D

I might be able to drag a few more Savannahians with me too

Understand on the flat spot, this be the place.

Jerry, an approx head count will help.  I know, herding cats.

Later, all.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: COGnosticator on August 27, 2012, 05:01:26 pm

Jerry, an approx head count will help.  I know, herding cats.

Later, all.

Call it three from Savannah, if more want to come I will let you know.  It doesn't look like a large place
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 27, 2012, 05:10:42 pm

Jerry, an approx head count will help.  I know, herding cats.

Later, all.

Call it three from Savannah, if more want to come I will let you know.  It doesn't look like a large place
Thankya sir.

Um yeah, it is a bit intimate. Dyn-o-mite Ruebens, though, if that strikes your fancy for breakkie. Mr Sefcick and I sttopped in there a year or so ago, both had a Reuben for lunch. The french fries tasted really healthy also. ;) :great:
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on August 27, 2012, 05:16:40 pm
  Yeah Steve, good place. Very Coggy. I'll check my schedule and be sure I have no hurricanes sceduled for that weekend  :rotflmao: Steve
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: COGnosticator on August 27, 2012, 05:42:56 pm
if that strikes your fancy for breakkie.

 :-\  I didn't notice this was a breakfast ride, I was thinking lunch.  I might have to rethink this one.  Take my headcount off the list for a few days for me to get a better idea.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 27, 2012, 06:53:08 pm
if that strikes your fancy for breakkie.

 :-\  I didn't notice this was a breakfast ride, I was thinking lunch.  I might have to rethink this one.  Take my headcount off the list for a few days for me to get a better idea.

Wots a mata you? No headlights on that fancy purty red C-14? :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 27, 2012, 06:55:53 pm
  Yeah Steve, good place. Very Coggy. I'll check my schedule and be sure I have no hurricanes sceduled for that weekend  :rotflmao: Steve

Should be clear. They will all come while I'm out playing with my KLR, Margie will get to deal with them. Lucky her.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: mr t on August 28, 2012, 01:06:31 pm
SteveJ-- Do you plan to fill that glaring white space which looks a lot like Oregon? It seems you've gotten all the rest of the USA.

   Tom Taylor COG#7173
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 28, 2012, 07:23:56 pm
SteveJ-- Do you plan to fill that glaring white space which looks a lot like Oregon? It seems you've gotten all the rest of the USA.

   Tom Taylor COG#7173

Yup. It was the plan last year, but weather was not at all cooperative. No more early summer junkets out there, hate to leave during our storm season, though.

And I still hafta get the NW Territories and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: stevewfl on August 28, 2012, 10:43:03 pm
COG # 9334 is IN (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: IronButtAl on August 28, 2012, 10:54:42 pm
Great....just what we needed......another Steve.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 29, 2012, 12:10:54 am
Great....just what we needed......another Steve.

From someone who will be up in Misery at the Spider Ride, and not here for the RTE.

You can never have too many Steves. Now to talk Canadian Steve into coming down early. I think there are a couple of Steves on the east coast??  Snake? Where are you?

Edit to add:  Oops. Forgot. Welcome #9334  :13:
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: stevewfl on August 29, 2012, 12:44:48 am
Great....just what we needed......another Steve.


You do realize there can never ever be enough Steves!?

but....

Stefanie's are good too  (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/kneedragvl3.gif)

Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Snake on August 29, 2012, 01:53:16 am
 :beerchug:What U talking bout! Steves rule, you knucklheads might catch up sume day.....year!  The other Steve
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: stevewfl on August 30, 2012, 11:53:49 am
top~!
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on August 30, 2012, 10:55:36 pm
top~!

And a good ride to the top it was. Thankya there #9334
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: stevewfl on August 31, 2012, 07:21:07 pm
top~!


And a good ride to the top it was. Thankya there #9334


anytime (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Bugnut on September 06, 2012, 01:39:59 am
Dang, will have to miss this one. Heading up to Hotlanta that day via Delta. Ride safe y'all.

Mike
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: IronButtAl on September 06, 2012, 10:19:34 am
Can't make them all Mike, but you've done pretty good so far.
We've designated you SECOG club photographer by the way.         Al
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Jo on September 10, 2012, 11:55:57 pm
Jerry, you can't make BRUNCH (!) from home for this ride?

Just wondering.. :)
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: COGnosticator on September 11, 2012, 08:07:36 am
Jerry, you can't make BRUNCH (!) from home for this ride?

Just wondering.. :)

Hey Jo, great to see you back in the SE again  :beerchug:  Don't be surprised to see me show up unannounced.  ::) 
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on September 11, 2012, 11:56:55 pm
Jerry, you can't make BRUNCH (!) from home for this ride?

Just wondering.. :)

Hey Jo, great to see you back in the SE again  :beerchug:  Don't be surprised to see me show up unannounced.  ::)
So... is this like an official unofficial unannounced announcement?

SteveJ on TDY in CA and OR on my KLR.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Jo on September 12, 2012, 12:20:04 am
Well...uh...yeah..ok..
I'm back!!
Unfortunately problems on the home front brought me back, but
It'll be fun to see all of you again.
 :s_hi:
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: COGnosticator on September 12, 2012, 08:10:54 am
So... is this like an official unofficial unannounced announcement?

SteveJ on TDY in CA and OR on my KLR.

Something like that.  ;D
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Jo on September 17, 2012, 12:47:03 pm
bump
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on September 19, 2012, 06:17:30 pm
Just a reminder, this Saturday will be here in three days.  ;)

They know we're gonna be there, so everything should be  :great: .
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Eddie-FL on September 20, 2012, 10:56:33 pm
Steve, I'll be bringing Mike Schmidt with me to your place Saturday.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: David C-14 on September 20, 2012, 11:00:48 pm
Steve, I am going to try to make this one and if I can, I will meet you at your place.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Jo on September 21, 2012, 03:27:49 am
Steve..I'll see you there. Am going to stop and see someone en route   

 :celebrate:
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Jo on September 21, 2012, 10:56:32 pm
Sometimes I think that Life just likes to jump back up again and bite- again!

Will not be able to make the RTE tomorrow.
Besides all of the stuff that brought me back to Fl..now I'm having more mechanical problems at the house and have calls out for repair guys to call back AAAAHHHHHH    :character0029:
 :-[      >:(
So I'll catch up with you all somewhere, sometime...soon I hope
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on September 21, 2012, 11:19:41 pm
Sometimes I think that Life just likes to jump back up again and bite- again!

Will not be able to make the RTE tomorrow.
Besides all of the stuff that brought me back to Fl..now I'm having more mechanical problems at the house and have calls out for repair guys to call back AAAAHHHHHH    :character0029:
 :-[      >:(
So I'll catch up with you all somewhere, sometime...soon I hope
I'm bummed. Good luck
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Eddie-FL on September 22, 2012, 01:35:36 am
Sometimes I think that Life just likes to jump back up again and bite- again!

Will not be able to make the RTE tomorrow.
Besides all of the stuff that brought me back to Fl..now I'm having more mechanical problems at the house and have calls out for repair guys to call back AAAAHHHHHH    :character0029:
 :-[      >:(
So I'll catch up with you all somewhere, sometime...soon I hope

 :16:
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: flaboy on September 22, 2012, 03:22:55 pm
Well my son and I tried to make it this morning. Cleaned the girl up yesterday and had everything loaded and ready to go last night. Get all geared up early this morning to head out,  fire up the motor and all I smell is gas fumes and lots of it. Look under the carbs and No. one is pouring a steady stream of fuel out the overflow tubes I put on years ago. Shut her down and went back inside, its still to dark to work on her at 6:00 in the morning. Hope you all had a great time today, I had a few cold ones and toasted to your event, so maybe the next time. Poor baby is in the garage ready to be stripped for carb removal. Thank god I love working on her, maybe she just wanted some more attention than what I gave her last night.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on September 22, 2012, 04:18:23 pm
Well my son and I tried to make it this morning. Cleaned the girl up yesterday and had everything loaded and ready to go last night. Get all geared up early this morning to head out,  fire up the motor and all I smell is gas fumes and lots of it. Look under the carbs and No. one is pouring a steady stream of fuel out the overflow tubes I put on years ago. Shut her down and went back inside, its still to dark to work on her at 6:00 in the morning. Hope you all had a great time today, I had a few cold ones and toasted to your event, so maybe the next time. Poor baby is in the garage ready to be stripped for carb removal. Thank god I love working on her, maybe she just wanted some more attention than what I gave her last night.

All was not lost, some other folks made it.  ;)

Those overflows may have just saved your engine.  :great:

Enjoy the cold ones. :beerchug: :beerchug:

Do you do your own carbbies or are you sending them to the day spa?
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on September 22, 2012, 04:23:56 pm
Alrighty then.

IronbuttAl, here's to ya. We hardly talked bad about you at all.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ApwyX7bPGKs/TzCJ-baZHLI/AAAAAAAABfw/nCZXJ29uOm8/s320/Caracole+Saxo.jpg)
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on September 22, 2012, 05:07:27 pm
The end of summer(though it doesn't quite feel like it) is now official. Thirteen folks came out to celebrate in the festivities:

Dog R, W.H., FL(Where is/what is W.H. ?) Winter Haven?
Joe M, So. Daytona, FL
Jim D, Jax, FL
Herb B, Woodbine, GA
Mike D, Port Orange, FL
Jim P, So Daytona
Steve W, Tavares, FL
Mike S, Orange City, FL
Phil D, Eustis, FL
Steve W, Tampa along with Teressa, _, Naples, FL
Eddie M, Sanford, FL
Steve J, Tavares.

We were well served at Sparky's by Raven. :great: :great: :great:

Steve W of Tampa was busy doing the photography, so I ASSume pics to follow. Thank ya there #9334.  :great: :great: :great:
He even took a shot of all of us giving IronbuttAl an official salute.  :rotflmao:

Jo, we missed ya, but do understand about your snowballing full plate.

SiSF, we missed ya. Again, sorry 'bout your nephew.

The rest of you that didn't show up, your loss.

Oh, anyone running into Mike D(aka Daytona Mike) make sure and ask him about his low impact dainty little breakfast.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: I'm sure there will be a pic of it.  :great:

Misc. Phil, I didn't know that you lived in the next town over from us. hi neighbor!

I think that's it.

Oh, as promised, Jo, here's to ya:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lywlqtYGte1r5sz9m.jpg)


Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Jo on September 23, 2012, 01:18:52 am
Thanks! I'll have to try that brand.
Sorry I missed what seemed like a great RTE...next time

 :043:

If I didn't smile...I'd go  (more) insane
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: Volcantour on September 23, 2012, 05:11:09 am
Glad it went off without giving Al too much grief - he's such a sensitive fellow, you know   :))

And yes, the Abita is Awesome....goes really well with Gumbo.
Title: Re: Mid Fla RTE, Celbrating The End Of Summer, 9/22/12
Post by: SteveJ. on September 28, 2012, 10:47:36 pm
Somebody bought my breakfast.

Thanks.