Past Events (2013)

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Date: December 31
Event: Last Ride of the Year
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Date: December 21
Event: December After Meeting Ride to Casa Marina
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Date: December 21
Event: December HOG Meeting
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Date: December 20
Event: Orange Park HD Bike Night
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Date: December 14
Event: Ride to Betty’s
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Date: December 7
Event: Ride to Purple Pickle
Details: Nine riders on eight bikes joined in a 113-mile ride through Folkston to the weirdly fascinating Purple Pickle restaurant in Darien, GA. The day was warm for early December with riding temperatures in the 70s. The second half of the ride featured some nice Georgia backroads. Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: Brian Brannon.
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Date: December 6
Event: OP HOG Christmas Party
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Date:  November 30
Event:  Ride to Island Life Grill
Details: A slow start. RC and TG had to solicit riders from inside the dealership. Picked up a couple members and one guest. Those commenting on the temperature were reminded of the alcohol free ride policy that includes no “whine”(ing);

Great ride through the back roads of Clay county culminating at the Island Life Grill with Caribbean atmosphere and great food!

Chapter showed well. Our single guest impressed with our pre ride brief and commitment to safe group riding. His chapter does not do pre rides nor briefs and wanted a copy of our brief to influence his chapter to adopt similar commitment.

Well Done to Dr. D for providing the brief standards and group riding pamphlet when serving as Head Road Captain. The legacy continues with Brian and seems expanding to other chapters as our guests (now 2 that I know of) have commented on how this chapter rides.

Great job everyone! Let’s keep up the great work!
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Date:  November 23
Event:  Ride to Georgie’s Diner
Details:  We had a total of ten bikes and a wonderful day of riding to Georgie’s diner. The weather could not have been nicer. We had two riders that were able to complete five rides and are looking forward to a ride pin.
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Date:  November 17
Event:  Ride to Matanzas Innlet, St. Augustine
Details:  Our ride to Matanzas Innlet on Sunday, November 17th, started with a bit of rough weather.  Deb tried to convince me to cancel based on the heavy rain we woke up to, but I decided to don the rain gear and head out anyways.  The rain stopped by the time I hit 95 and six bikes showed up at our departure point.  The ride was uneventful and we had a great lunch outside on the deck overlooking the inlet.  A bit of a nature challenge as there were many birds who thought they needed lunch more than some of the diners.  Ran into a few miles of rain on the way home, but not much.  Overall it was a great day to be out on the bikes.  Road Captain:  Ron Reynolds,  Tail Gunner:  Tom Braddy.
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Date:  November 16
Event:  Ride to Stone-E BBQ
Details:  Post-meeting 35 mile ride to Stone-E BBQ  in Middleburg.  7 bikes, including two new members.  Road Captain:  DrD,  Tail Gunner Brian Brannon
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Date: November 16
Event: Chapter Meeting
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Date: November 11
Event: Kevin Mann Memorial
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Date:  November 9
Event:  Famous Philly’s
Details:  6 bikes and 1 passenger with great riding weather and good food.  To Port Orange for a stop at Famous Phillies.  Road Captain Tom Bott – Tail Gunner Deb Reynolds.
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Date: October 26
Event: Island Life Grill
Details: Great weather for a ride to the Island Life Grill! Many were still at the State HOG rally, but thanks for those who came out to enjoy great food and company!

Date: October 20
Event: Orientation Ride

Details: Lots of activities going on around town, but still had a small group show up for the orientation ride. All members are welcome each month to attend!

Date: October 19
Event: Post Chapter Meeting Ride to Biketoberfest Pin Stop

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Date: October 19
Event: Chapter Meeting

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Date: October 12
Event: Cedar River Seafood

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Date: October 5
Event: Gristmill Pancake House

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Details: Fantastic weather for only 5 riders who met the early wake up call to a wonderful pancake breakfast. Last week monsoon and 14 bikes show up. This week weather could not be better for riding and 5 bikes. You never know with this crowd.

Date: September 28
Event: Granny’s

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Date: September 21
Event: Powell Dairy Post-Meeting Ride

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Date: September 21
Event: September Meeting

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Date: September 14
Event: Shrimp R US

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Details: 11 riders on 10 bikes joined in on the trip to Shrimp R Us in Welaka. We’re not saying if anyone enjoyed any of the homemade pies…

Date: September 8
Event: Marshside Grill

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Details: On one of the best weather days of the summer we had 11 riders on 10 bikes for a nice, roundabout trip (113 miles) to Brunswick, Georgia. Great riding conditions on quiet, rural roads. The only thing keeping us from perfection would be the love bugs. Beautiful day for a ride, you should have been there.

Date:  September 7
Event: 3rd Annual Bug Run to Yearling Restaurant

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Details: It was the perfect day for the 3rd annual bug run – the rain was not in the forecast and the bugs were out in full force! 12 bikes and 1 cage rode through bug infested roads for the sole purpose of finding the perfect one to land on their headlight. In the end, Ruth Lee came out the winner and was rewarded with lunch by the Road Captain.

Date:  August 17
Event: Chapter Meeting

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Date:  August 17
Event: European Street Cafe

Details: Seven members (5 bikes, 1 cage) braved the overcast sky and threatening weather to take a ride through Riverside and Avondale to European Street Cafe on Park Street. We managed to stay dry though the rain did come as we were eating!
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Date:  August 10
Event: Las Margaritas

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Date:  August 3
Event: Golden Isles Charity Ride

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Date:  August 3
Event: Aunt B’s

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Date:  July 28
Event: Peck’s Port Cove

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Date:  July 27
Event: Conestogas

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Date:  July 27
Event: Sunrise Ride

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Date:  July 20
Event: Post Meeting Ride to Dreamette’s

Details: 7 bikes 1 cage. What started as a single ride ended in a two for one. After a great ride thru somewhat rural part of St. John’s Co., upon arriving at destination we opted for a meal at Dickie’ BBQ and then a dessert of ice cream at Dreamette. Road captain: Tom Bott. Tail gunner Rick Kirtley.
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Date:  July 20
Event: Chapter Meeting

Details: Monthly Chapter Meeting for OPHOG
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Date:  July 6
Event: Ride to Houligan’s

Details: One one of the few days without rain, eight members took a nice ride along the river then the ocean before ending up at Houligan’s in Ormond Beach.
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Date:  June 15
Event: Chapter Meeting

Details: Orange Park HOG June Meeting
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Date:  June 15
Event: Ride to TacoLu

Details: After Meeting Ride to TacoLu
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Date:  June 1
Event: Orange Park HOG Pignic
Details: The 2013 Orange Park Harley Owners Group Pignic
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Date:  June 1
Destination: Ride to Orange Park HOG Pignic
Details: N/A
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Date:  May 25
Destination:  Castle Ottis
Details:  NA
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Date:  May 18
Destination:  World Golf Village
Details:  Post meeting ride
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Date:  May 17
Bike Night at Adamecs of Orange Park

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Date:  May 14
Event:  Officer’s Meeting

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Date:  May 11
Destination:  Red Wing Restaurant, Groveland, FL
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 3 bikes.  Road Captain:  Brian Malek;  Tail Gunner: Brian Brannon  The pre-ride for this ride drew more bikes than the ride.

Date:  May 11
Destination:  Murdocks Restaurant, Cocoa Beach
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Details
:   8 bikes. 4 passengers
Beautiful morning ride from Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach south on A1A for 40 miles then followed US1 north along the intercostal to a stop at Space Coast Harley before continuing on to Murdocks for lunch.  A stop at the Dinosaur Store on our return to the hotel was a highlight of the weekend.  RC Tom Bott. TG Jack Morris
 

Date:  May 10 – May 12
Destination:  Cocoa Beach and nearby area
Details
: 8 bikes. 2 passengers  2 in cage
What began as a refreshing Friday evening ride, turned into a rain suit experience at Daytona.  We got to see parts of the coastal area we really did not plan on but all arrived in cocoa safely and weather improved for the week end resulting for a fun time. 
 Road Captain:  Jack Morris;  Tail gunner:  Lori Morris

Date: April 28
Destination: Blackwater Inn, Astor

Details:  None provided  Road Captain:  Lisa Wold

Date:  Sunday, April 21
Destination:  High Jackers, Palm Coast
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16 Bikes.  Cloudy, but no rain until we reached the destination.  This was Deb Reynolds’ RCC qualifying ride.  Road Captain:  Brian Brannon;  Tail Gunner:  Lori Morris.

Date:  Sunday, April 21
New Member Orientation Ride

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Date:  Saturday, April 20
Chapter Meeting

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Date:  Friday, April 19
Bike Night at Adamecs
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Date:  Saturday, April 6
Destination:  Culhanes Irish Pub, Atlantic Beach

Details:  “It was a beautiful day for a ride and 14 people (12 members, 2 guests) rode in sunshine and mid-60’s weather for a trip to Atlantic Beach.  While the pre-ride was one of the easiest I have had in quite a few rides, the actual ride was a lot more interesting!  It started early when a couple riders got left behind at a red light on US17; they started to catch up just in time to get stuck by another red light…  The group did a great job adjusting to the ups and downs however, and even though we ran into a number of obstacles (road closures, construction, pedestrians, and bicyclists to name a few) we all made it to Culhane’s Irish Pub together.  Thanks to everyone who came along for the ride and kept everyone safe.”    Road Captain:  Brian Malek;  Tail Gunner:  George Howard  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow
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Date:  Saturday, March 30
Destination:  Sandollar Restaurant

Details:  We had a total of 19 members on 16 bikes start out on the Sandollar ride and had two join us at the restaurant for lunch.  The day started at the OP dealership at 9:00 in the upper 40s with a rider’s meeting at 9:30.  We headed out west to 301, turned north and ended up at the coast 2.5 hours and 85 miles later.  The ride went well with no issues until we got split up on Heckscher at 295.  We ended up with a couple of cars in between us, however this wasn’t much of an impact since it was a straight shot to the restaurant from there.  We sat on the deck for lunch watching the maritime trade come and go.  The temperature ended up in the upper 70s and this was a great way to end the ride.  Road Captain:  Ron Reynolds;  Tail Gunner:  Ron McCain  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow
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Date:  Saturday, March 23
Destination:  3 Bananas

Details:  3 bikes.  Rain in the forecast.  Road Captain:  Lee Blankenship;  Tail Gunner:  Ronnie Dampier
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Date:  Saturday, March 16
Destination:  The Pig BarBQ, Bayard

Details:  After meeting ride to The Pig BBQ, Bayard.  12 bikes 2 passengers.  Great weather and ride thru somewhat rural St. John’s county roadways.  Road Captain Tom Bott – Tail Gunner Tom Braddy.
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Date:  Saturday, March 16
Monthly Meeting
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Date:  Sunday, March 3
Destination:  DB Pickles, Ormond Beach

Details:  NA  Road Captain:  Brian Brannon;  RCC: Brian Dowding;  Tail Gunner:  Lisa Wold

Date:  Saturday, March 2
Destination:  Suwanee River Visitor’s Center & Suwanee River Cafe, Fargo, GA

Details:  7 bikes, 1 passenger, 1 guest.  This was a “Rain or Shine” ride that was not subject to cancellation based on the weather.  Skies were mostly clear, but temperatures in the upper 40s meant this was ride for the hard core motorcycle rider.  80 miles to Fargo with the temps dropping as we went north.  Some cold fingers but no serious damage.  Stopped at the Suwanee River Visitor’s Center in Fargo for a brief visit before heading across the highway to the Cafe, where the modest country buffet satisfied and warmed the hardy band of HOGs.  Road Captain:  DrD;  Tail Gunner:  Brian Brannon;  Photographers: Kathryn Garrow and DrD
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Date:  Saturday, Feb. 23
Angelwood Bike & Boil Charity Event

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Date:  Friday, Feb 22
Destination:  Cleo’s Sandwich Shop

Details:   10 bikes, 1 passenger  Beautiful day for a ride through downtown Jacksonville to the northside to Cleo’s, a popular sandwich shop that specializes in Taco Salads.  Road Captain:  Jack Morris;  Tail Gunner:  Lori Morris.

Date:  Saturday, Feb. 16
Destination:  Cedar River Seafood, Callahan

Details:  11 bikes, 1 passenger.  The post meeting ride was cool, but the post lunch ride home was even cooler as the temperature dropped about 8 degrees in an hour and a half to about 50 with scattered showers.  Good ride as Brian Malek moved from tail gunner to lead the ride in place of flu-stricken George Howard.  Tail Gunner:  Brian Brannon.  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow.
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Date:  Saturday, Feb 16
Chapter Meeting

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Date:  Friday, Feb. 15
Bike Night at Adamecs of Orange Park

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Date:  Sunday, Feb 10
Destination:  Aunt Catfish’s, Port Orange

Details:  17 bikes, 3 passengers, 3 guests.  The long (3 1/2 hour) ride took the group along the river and through the woods to another great buffet at Aunt Catfish’s.  Road Captain Brian Brannon had called ahead to let them know we were coming and they had tables ready for us when we got there.  Road Captain:  Brian Brannon;  Tail Gunner:  Lisa Wold

Date:  Saturday, Feb 9
Destination:  Sparky’s, Astor, FL

Details:  14 bikes, 3 passengers. Started out in the 50’s and was in the 60’s and blue skies when we reached Astor, FL.  Get day for a ride.  Swamp Pizza and Swamp Burgers were among the great food we had.  First time we have been to Sparky’s and it won’t be the last.  Must go back. Road Captain: Steve Lee; Tail Gunner: Ron Reynolds. Photographer: Kathryn Garrow
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Date:  Wednesday, Feb 6
Destination:  Village Inn, St. Augustine

Details:  5 bikes, 1 passenger/guest.  This ride had one purpose:  FREE pie at the Village Inn.  Mission accomplished.  Some also had lunch but everyone had pie.  Road Captain:  Tom Martin; Tail Gunner:  DrD

Date:  Sunday, Feb. 3
Destination:  Metro Diner, Mandarin

Details:  12 members.   This was Tom Braddy’s Road Captain Qualifying Ride.  Road Captain:  Brian Brannon;  Tail Gunner:  Ron Reynolds.  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow
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Date:  Saturday, Feb. 2
Destination:  Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, Gainesville

8 bikes, 1 car, 3 passengers;  2 guests.  Temps in the low to mid 40s made for a chilly ride to Gainesville at 9 a.m.  but sunshine raised the temps in the afternoon to mid 60s.  Six members and two guests stayed for the faire and 3 members returned to Orange Park after reaching the destination.  Road Captain:  DrD;  Tail Gunner:  Lori Morris.  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow
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Date:  Saturday, Jan. 26
Destination:  Third Street Diner, Jacksonville Beach

Details:  Road Captain:  Brian Malek;;  Tail Gunner:  Ron McCain;  Photographer:  John Garrow
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Date:  Sunday, Jan 20
Destination:  DQ, Kingsley Blvd

Details:  Group Riding Orientation Ride.  Monthly ride to orient new riders to the techniques and policies of OPHOG group riding.  Road Captain:  George Howard;  Tail Gunner:  Brian Brannon;  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow
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Date:  Saturday, Jan 19
Destination:  Post-meeting Ride to Corky Bells, Palatka
Details:  Large group.  Split into two groups.  Primary Road Captain:  Brian Brannon;  Primary Tail gunner:  Lee Blankenship.  RC Qualifying ride for Ronnie Dampier.  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow
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Date: Friday, Jan. 18
Event::  Bike Nite at Adamecs of Orange Park

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Date:  Saturday, Jan 12
Destination:  Nicely’s BBQ, Fruit Cove

Details:  33 bikes and four passengers made for a chapter-record number of bikes and riders on Lisa Wold’s final Road Captain qualifying ride.  80 degrees and blue skies on a gorgeous January day didn’t hurt either.  Because of the number of bikes, the ride was split into three groups.   Ride was approximately 40 miles.   Road Captain:  Brian Brannon; RCC:  Lisa Wold, Tail Gunner:  George Howard.  (Other RCs and TGs (Lori Morris, DrD, Tom Bott, Mark Stevens).  Photographer:  Kathryn Garrow
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Date:  Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
Destination:  Great Outdoor Restaurant, High Springs

Details:  Road Captain:  Jack Morris;  Tail gunner:  Lori Morris
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Date:  Jan. 1, 2013
Destination:  First Ride of the Year

Details:  Road Captain:  Ron McCain;  Tail Gunner:  Brian Malek
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