Past Events (2010)

//Past Events (2010)
Past Events (2010)2018-10-04T15:40:40+00:00

Date: Friday, Dec. 31
Destination: Moon River Pizza, Jacksonville
Details: 9 bikes, 2 passengers. 30 miles.
On the last day of the year 11 hardcore riders took the long way to Moon River Pizza for some of Jacksonville’s best pizza. Nice day, upper 60s.
Road Captain: Ron McCain; Tail Gunner: Brian Malek; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, Dec. 18
Destination: Holiday Party
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Date: Saturday, Dec. 4
Destination: Gainesville Chili Cookoff (Harley Dealership)
Details: 11 bikes. About 90 miles one way.
Crisp blue skies with temps in the 50s. Nice ride on some familiar and not so familiar roads via Starke, Lake Butler and Booker. Lots of chili to sample at the dealership. Kaylee Hubbard made her first group ride under the watchful and proud eye of Papa Butch.
Road Captain: Butch Hubbard; Tail Gunner: Brian Malek. Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, Nov. 27
Destination: Famous Philly’s, Port Orange
Details: “9 bikes and 11 riders left Love 2 Ride at 9:30 AM. The ride was fantastic. A couple of new club members had not made the ride through the “Loop” and thoroughly enjoyed it. Everybody loved the Philly’s and declared Famous Philly’s as the best in the universe!”
Road Captain: Billy Schofield. Tail Gunner: Ron McCain.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 20
Destination: Loop Ride ending at Adamecs of OP
Details: Post meeting ride starting from the Fleet Reserve and ending at Adamecs of Orange Park. Nice fall day. Burgers and dogs at the dealership. 11 bikes and one passenger.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: Brian Malek

Date: Saturday, Nov. 13
Destination: Pompeii Pizza in Orange Park
Details: 6 bikes, 50 mile ride.
Unlike most rides, this one started at 4 p.m. and left from the Bay Meadows store. Nice loop and everyone ended the ride with good pizza and short ride home after dinner.
Road Captain: Ron McCain; Tail Gunner: DrD

Date: Saturday, Nov. 6
Destination: Micanopy, FL
Details: 8 bikes, 78 miles one way. One stop.
Blue skies but a little cool (50°) at KSU 9:30. Nice ride, especially the last 15 miles on County Road 234. Beautiful oak canopy. Everyone spent an hour walking through the antique/junk shops and visiting the locations where Doc Hollywood was filmed.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: Steve Coleman; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, Oct. 30
Destination: Backwoods Smokehouse, Interlachen FL
Details: 14 bikes, 2 passengers; 1 car, 1 guest. 65 miles one-way.
Beautiful fall day for a ride. Brisk but not cool. Pleasant ride on SR 315C. Got there early; good thing because they only had one waitress. Food was good as always and waitress kept up pretty good.
Road Captain: John West; Tail Gunner: Ron McCain/DrD; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 21-24
Destination: Destin State HOG Rally
Details: More than 20 OP HOG members attended this year’s HOG rally.
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Date: Saturday, Oct. 16
Destination: Biketoberfest, Daytona
Details: 12 bikes began the ride. Only 9 went to the final destination. 90 miles one-way.
Road Captain: Ron McCain; Tail Gunner: DrD
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Date: Saturday, Oct. 2
Destination: High Springs, FL, Fleetwood Diner and River Festival
Details: 17 bikes, 1 passenger. Deb S. showed off her gorgeous new 2010 Heritage Softail. 85 miles one way. Beautiful blue skies and 72° at the start of the ride. Simple route but some nice country roads. Several members ordered the Fleetwood Diner house special: Hippie Hash. Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: Steve Coleman. Photographers: DrD. and Deb Spadea
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Date: Saturday, Sept. 25
Destination: Hog Heaven in Daytona Beach
Details: 9 bikes, 0 passengers. 1 guest. Cloudy start, but no rain. This was Brian Malek’s final road captain candidacy and he passed with flying colors. Part of the ride included a new road for most riders: Jon Anderson Road in Volusia County. Beautiful houses on the Intracoastal Waterway and a nice stretch of historic roads and houses. Road Captain: Ron McCain; RCC Brian Malek; Tail Gunner: DrD. Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, Sept 18 (Need info)

Date: Saturday, September 4 (Need info)

Date: Saturday-Sunday, August 21-22
Destination: Savannah, GA
Details: 7 bikes, 0 passengers. Ron discovered a tire problem just as the ride was about to begin and had to replace his tire and join the ride later in the day.
Road Captain: Ron McCain; Tail Gunner: Gary Hampton

Date: Saturday, August 7
Destination: Joe’s Crab Shack, Jax Beach
Details: 6 bikes, 0 passengers. Warm and humid but a nice ride on some pleasant back roads. Fun and good food at Joes Crab Shack.
Road Captain: Billy Schofield; Tail Gunner: DrD; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, July 31
Destination: St. Augustine
Details: Not a much better way to start the day than to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic and then climb on a Harley-Davidson for a ride along the ocean. Annual sunrise ride again did not disappoint. 7 bikes, 0 passengers. A few clouds on the horizon dimmed the sunrise a little, but still nice. Breakfast at Village Inn in St. Augustine is always good.
Road Captain: Tom Martin; Tail Gunner: DrD; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Sunday, July 25
Destination: River Pub, Welaka
Details: 14 bikes, 2 passengers. Hot (again) 93° (heat index 104°) 75 miles one way. Canopy ride on SR 13 along the river is always one of everyone’s favorites. Calzone Catastrophe at the restaurant.
Road Captain: Gary Hampton; Tail Gunner: Billy Schofield; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, July 17
Destination: Corky Bells at Gator Landing, Palatka
Details: Post-meeting ride. 16 bikes, 2 passengers. Hot, but not excessively so. 60 mile ride, much of which was along the St. Johns River (SR 13). Got lucky at Corky Bells and were seated in the conference room.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: John West. Photographer: Lisa
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Date: Saturday, July 10
Destination: Sliders, Fernandina Beach
Details: 10 bikes, 1 passenger. We started at McDonalds in Oak Leaf Plantation/Argyle Forest and took the long way to Fernandina Beach–about 93 miles. A nice ride on northeast Florida backroads. Low 90s by the end of the ride, upper 90s during return to Orange Park. Nice view of the ocean at Sliders (except Ruth who could only see a wall).
Road Captain: DrD; Tail gunner: Gary H. Photographer: DrD
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Date: Monday, July 5
Destination: Tallahassee, FL
Details: 8 members of OPHOG rode with JaxHog riders to deliver the “Nation of Patriots” United States Flag to the Tallahassee HOG chapter. The flag, which began its HOG-escorted journey in Miliwaukee in May, will travel to the lower 48 states before returning to Milwaukee and a permanent home in the Harley Davidson Museum.
Cool ride to Tallahasse. Some rain on return. About 340 miles round trip. Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, July 3
Event: Hogs & Sharks
Details: Several members of OPHOG joined JaxHog riders to participate in a pre-game show for the Jacksonville Sharks at Veterans Memorial Arena.
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Date: Friday, June 18 – Sunday June 28
Great Adventure Ride
Details: 2700 miles through eight states. 12 OPHOG members on seven bikes and one car. Highlight depends on who you ask, but most would include West Virginia and the Blue Ridge Parkway (469 miles) in Virginia and NC.
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Date: Sunday, June 13
Destination: The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Details: 12 bikes, 4 passengers, several cars. Short ride from Wachovia parking lot Orange Park to Baseball grounds. All you can eat burgers and dogs for 1 hour. (Quanity over quality.) HOT! but everyone found a seat in the shade. Suns lost to Mobile Bay Bears in extra innings.
Road Captain: Steve Coleman; Tail Gunner: Butch Hubbard; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, June 12
Destination: Ichnetuckee Springs
Details: 5 bikes, 1 passenger. Sunny skies and temps reaching low-mid 90s. Group eventually joined St. Augustine chapter riders in Starke for final leg to Ichnetuckee. Ski & Ga stayed for the tubing, others returned and stopped in Alachua for lunch.
Road Captain: John Buckley; Tail Gunner: Ron McCain; Photographer: DrD.
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Date: Saturday, June 5
Destination: JJ Fins in Tavares
Details: 8 bikes, 1 passenger. 111 miles one way. It’s June and turning hot. Low 90s and humid. Some showers on the return, but a good ride. Always nice to ride through the Ocala Forest. JJ Fins is a biker-friendly seafood and more restaurant that pleased everyone on the ride.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: Ed Tunstall; Photographer: DrD.
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Date: Saturday, May 29
Destination: Cracker’s at Crystal River
Details: 4 bikes, 1 passenger. 135 miles. Florida spring weather continued to co-operate. Beautiful weather. For all but the road captain, many of the roads on this ride were new. Great route. Good food at Crackers, too.
Road Captain: Ed Tunstall; Tail gunner: Billy Schofield.

Date: Saturday, May 22
Destination: Spanky’s , Brunswick, GA
Details: 17 bikes, 3 passengers. 117 miles. Another great day for a ride. This one started about noon, which seemed to work well for a lot of riders. Indirect route went through Folkston and then (kudos to Ruth and Steve Lee) a Georgia backroad with some nice curves to US 17 and then to Brunswick.
Road Captain: Butch Hubbard; Tail gunner: Tim Asterman.

Date: Sunday, May 16
Destination: Aunt Catfish’s, Port Orange
Details: 11 bikes, 3 passengers (3 guests). 106 miles. Beautiful day (72° – 82°.) 8:30 start under blue skies. Some 4 lane, some 2 lane, some State Park, some ocean view: A little something for everyone. As usual, a great Sunday Brunch at Aunt Catfish’s in Port Orange (south of Daytona Beach). No one went away hungry and unofficiially this was 28 thumbs up brunch.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail gunner: Mark Stevens; Photographers: Marilyn and DrD
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Date: Saturday, May 15
Destination: Barbeque Cook Off, Adamecs at Baymeadows
Details: Change of plans at Chapter meeting. Cancelled Josephs Italian Restaurant and went to Baymeadows store. About 15 bikes. 30 miles. Road Captain Tom Martin; Tail Gunner: Gary Hampton

Date: Saturday, May 8
Destination: JT’s Seafood Shack, Palm Coast
Details: RCC: Ron McCain; Road Captain: Larry Coffee; Tail Gunner: John Buckley.>

Date: Saturday, May 1
Lex & Terry Ride for Autism
Details: OPHOG had a good turnout of volunteers to help with registration and parking. Only about 10 bikes made the ride.

Date: Saturday, April 24
Destination: Leesburg Bike Fest
Details: Road Captain: Rick Kirtley; Tail gunner: Mark Stephens.

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Destination: Houligan’s Ormond Beach
Details: 13 bikes, 3 passengers, 80 miles one way. Perfect spring weather. Road Captain Butch managed to find a couple of back roads most of us had not been on. Dining on the patio at Houligans was a nice touch.
Road Captain: Butch Hubbard; Tail gunner: Tim Asterman (with help from grandson Tyler); Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
Destination: Fleetwood Diner, High Springs
Details: 9 bikes, 2 passengers, 72 miles one way. Ahhh Spring. 70s warming to low 80s. Dogwoods and azaleas in bloom. What a great day for a ride. Fleetwood Diner (formerly Floyds Diner) is a traditional diner, but the weather demanded that we sit outside under the awning. Most riders opted for breakfast fare, with Hippie Hash being a a popular side item.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail gunner: Tim Asterman; Photographers: Frobishes
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Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010
Destination: Seamark Ranch
Details: 6 bikes, 3 passengers, 5 cars. 25 miles one way. Threat of rain but only encountered light showers. Delivered bags of goodies to our young friends at Searmark Ranch. Silly String was a big hit; the kids enjoyed it too. Enjoyed seeing long-time residents and meeting the new ones. As always, a rewarding trip for all the HOGs.
Road Captain: Steve Coleman; Road Captain Candidate: Billy Schofield; Tail gunner, Ed Tunstall; Photographer: Susan Coleman
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Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Destination: Mudcat Charlies, Darien, GA
Details: Blue skies and 70-74°.
Road Captain: Ed Tunstall; Tail gunner: Tim Asterman.

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Destination: Shack by the Track
Details: 9 bikes, 1 passenger, 1 car. Beautiful blue skies, no wind and 68-70°. Couldn’t ask for better riding weather. About 52 miles one way. For veteran Shack-by-the-Trackers, this is always a treat. For newbies, the surprise is always the amount of food on the plate. Great barbeque.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail gunner: Richard “Rick” Kirtley; Photographer: Susan Coleman.
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Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010
Destination: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Details: 6 bikes, 2 passengers. Best weather in weeks, even with 20-30 mph winds. Blue skies and mid-60s most of the day. About 105 miles one way. Three hour ride. A little four lane, a little two lane, a little forest and a little oceanside. Something for everyone. Went to the Lighthouse Landing for lunch but group decided to browse Daytona for motorcycle parts and accessories instead of climbing 208 stairs in the lighthouse.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail gunner: Richard “Rick” Kirtley; Photographers: Marilyn & DrD
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Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010
Destination: Bike Week/Pin Stop, Daytona

Details: 12 bikes, 1 passenger. Cool start but good weather. About 85 miles one way.
Road Captain: Ed Tunstall; Tail gunner: Steve Coleman; Photographer: Susan Coleman
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Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Destination: Highland Games, Green Cove Springs
Details: 3 bikes, 2 passengers. 40° at start and rain for most of the ride. 80 miles. Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games were interesting and fun. Lots of plaid, bag pipes, music, dancing and kilts. This is worth an annual chapter road trip.
Road Captain: John West; Tail gunner: DrD; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Destination: Third Street Diner
Details: 15 bikes (14 members, 1 guest), 2 passengers. Finally, good weather for riding. Low to mid 60s and sunny. Group rode well for 54 miles without getting split up; good luck with red lights. Everyone seemed to enjoy the Third Street Diner.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail gunner: Steve Coleman. Photographer: Susan Coleman.
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Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Destination: Catty Shack
Details: 9 bikes, 1 passenger. 69 miles one way. Another cool day, but sunny and a pleasant ride. Everyone who made the trip enjoyed seeing the rescued big cats (lions, tigers, panthers, pumas). Interesting facility.
Road Captain: John Buckley; Tail gunner: Ed Tunstall; Photographers: Catty Shack, Susan Coleman.
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Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010
Destination: Barbara Jeans (Ponte Vedra)
Details: 8 bikes, 1 passenger, 3 cars (7 passengers). 51° at 1 p. m. meeting time. 55 miles one-way. Cool ride, but nobody froze. Blue skies. Nice day for a motorcycle ride. Good food, but Ponte Vedra prices.
Road Captain Candidate: Gary Hampton; Road Captain: Butch Hubbard; Tail Gunner: John Buckley; Photographer: DrD.
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Date: Sunday, February 7, 2010
Destination: Hoggetown Medieval Faire, Gainesville
Details: 2 bikes, 2 passengers. 40° at 8:30 meeting time, but warmed to low 50s later in the day. 60 miles one-way. This annual event in Gainesville draws a big crowd every year. Jousting, damsels, knights and assorted jesters and court musicians and revelers. Oh, and special parking at the front gate for motorcyles. A good time.
Road Captain: DrD; Photographer: Marilyn F.
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Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010
Destination: Bradley’s Country Store, Tallahassee
Details: 7 bikes, 1 car. Rain from Orange Park to Live Oak, then sunshine and beautiful day with high near 80 degrees. Met American Wild Hogs from Tallahassee for lunch at Bradleys.
Road Captain: Rick Kirtley; Tail Gunner: Steve Coleman; Photographer: Susan Coleman
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Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Destination: Backwoods Smokehouse, Interlachen
Details: 22 bikes (1 guest), 4 riders. Low to mid 60s, partly cloudy, but overall a good January day. Great turnout. Two members had new bikes to show off. About a 75 mile ride. Good food, but we may have overwhelmed the staff a little with 26 people all at once. Service a little slow but food good.
Road Captain: Butch Hubbard; Tail Gunner: Tim Asterman; Photographer: DrD
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Date: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Destination: Georgies Diner, St. Augustine
Details: 15 bikes, 3 passengers. Finally, some decent weather. Upper 60s/low 70s, a little windy, but after two weeks in a deep freeze this was a welcome relief. Good turnout on short notice. Some new bikes and some new riders. Short ride of about 50 miles, but the group rode well together and we managed to make most of the traffic lights without getting split up. Ate outside on Georgie’s patio.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: John West; Photographers: Susan Coleman and Marilyn Frobish
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