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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2006, 4:17 pm Thread Starter
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Exclamation Orlando 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

Coffe House of Orlando


ask Mike at BMW Motorcycles of Orlando

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 21 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2006, 3:29 pm Thread Starter
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We're off to a start. 22 BMW's showed up. Only 1 weeks notice too.

First ride is Oct 1st. Details to follow shortly.

Joe took a couple pictures:

Not a BMW, but it was really cool!

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2006, 7:21 pm
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Keep us informed. A number of locals were in Mt Dora last Sunday at the Sporttouring breakfast ride.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2006, 5:30 pm Thread Starter
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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!
Mike Dozier, BMW Motorcycles of Orlando
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 2006, 9:58 am Thread Starter
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The 7-11 is at HWY 50 and Avalon RD / 545! Not sure how I got the numbers mixed up! Hope to see you there!
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:14 am Thread Starter
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A few pics

A couple of ADV Riders!

Not an ADV Bike!

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

Here's a mix of bikes for sure!

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? And where's Jean-Michel and his K1200S? That's it, the photographer is fired!

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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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2006, 11:00 am Thread Starter
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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!


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!

Mike Dozier
BMW Motorcycles of Orlando 407-826-4269
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2006, 11:44 am Thread Starter
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Dec 3rd 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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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2006, 1:42 pm Thread Starter
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BMW Ride Sunday Jan 7th



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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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2007, 1:42 pm Thread Starter
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9:30am, bikes start gathering:

Pre-ride briefing

Rainer takes a picture of my shiny forehead.

Fast group decides against 429 / E-pass side

Look, BMW riders with a camera!

We split into three groups. Rainer took the GS riders out first. He had around a dozen bikes or so. Even a KLR! I was envious.
The Sport riders followed me out next. There were 20+ bikes behind me. A few VFR’s, a Multi-Strada, a Buell, and a Sprint were along for the ride too. Everyone’s welcome! My wife, Cherie, lead the touring group out last. I think there were more than a dozen bikes in her group. A Harley was along with here group to I think.

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