Past Events (2014)

//Past Events (2014)
Past Events (2014)2018-10-12T15:55:23+00:00

Date: December 31
Event: Last Ride of the Year
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The last ride of the year for 2014 was also the qualifying ride for John Garrow to become a road captain. The ride had 16 bikes, 20 riders(4 passengers) and 2 guests. The weather cooperated with the temperature being 56 degrees when the ride started and dropped to 54 when the pie was finished. RCC-John Garrow, RC-Mark Stevens, TG-George Howard

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Date: December 20
Event: Gift Wrapping and Dealer Activities

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Date: December 20
Event: OPHOG Monthly Meeting
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Beautiful weather, 17 bikes, 3 passengers, a couple new members, and a couple who have not been around for awhile. 15 people stayed to eat and converse and otherwise have some fun!

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Date: December 20
Event: Post Meeting Ride to Rosina’s Pizza

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Date: December 13
Event: Blackwater Inn
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9 members on 9 bikes on our first “frost on the rooftops” start of changing seasons. Air warmed quickly under brilliant blue sky’s and by the time we got to first stop, outer garments were being stored. Good food and conversations at the table. Dr. D led some of us back on a road with a nice little stretch of twists and turns which made for great riding. RC Tom Bott. TG Mark Stevens.

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Date: December 6
Event: OPHOG Christmas Party

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Date: November 29
Event: Dinner Ride to Harry’s Seafood
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We had 9 bikes and 11 people for the ride, 9 of us stayed for dinner. Very nice cool day with clear skies. I did decide to change the route to avoid a couple malls were the traffic may have been heavy. The new route covered our ride back from the pre-ride. St Augustine was crowded and so was Harry’s, but we managed to get a table in about 10 – 15 minutes. Had a great time and the food as usual was good!

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Date: November 22
Event: Wreaths Across America

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Date: November 22
Event: Ride to D.B. Pickles
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9 members on 8 bikes tempted the rain forecast and overcast sky for our ride to D B Pickles in Ormond Beach. Rewarded with only a very light sprinkling going and returning. As always food was great. We need a pickle bar in Jax. Road captain Tom Bott and tail gunner Mike Dennison.

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Date: November 16
Event: Ride to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
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8 members on 7 bikes took advantage of a crisp (55 degree) fall morning to ride 103 miles to the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Georgia State Historic Site in Darien, Ga. Blue skies and good roads made for a pleasant, 2 1/2 ride to the historic plantation and museum located on 1,400 acres of beautiful coastal Georgia. Hundreds of soaring, moss-draped Live Oak trees made the visit even more spectacular. Lunch followed at the #1 rated TripAdvisor restaurant in Darien. Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: Ski

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Date: November 15
Event: After Meeting Ride to Moon Dog Pizza

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Date: November 15
Event: November Meeting

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Date: November 12
Event: Village Inn

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Date: November 8
Event: Ride for Dreams

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Date: November 1
Event: Shrimps R Us

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Date: October 25
Event: Finn’s Beachside Pub
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Wonderful day to ride. Crystal clear blue sky for ride along river for first half of ride then oceanfront for second half. Ocean view from open air deck at restaurant was inspiring. We even got to watch a police escorted ride pass by. 17 members on 13 bikes and one 4-wheeler.

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Date: October 23
Event: Florida State HOG Rally

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Date: October 18
Event: After Meeting Ride to Cedar River Seafood

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Date: October 18
Event: Chapter Meeting

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Date: October 16
Event: Road Captains & Events Meeting

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Date: October 4
Event: Aunt Kate’s

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Date: October 2
Event: James Hall – Hospice

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Date: October 3
Event: Light the City Ride

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Date: September 20
Event: Chapter Meeting
Details:
Weather did not cooperate, but members still rode and drove to the meeting and MoJo’s afterwards!
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Date: September 13
Event: Civil War Ride
Details:
Follow along with fellow OP HOG members at Dr. D’s blog!

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Date: September 7
Event: Ride to Metro Diner

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Date: August 31
Event: Ride to Bull Creek Fish Camp

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Date: August 23
Event: Marshside Grille

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Date: August 21
Event: Events/Road Captains Meeting

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Date: August 17
Event: Orientation Ride

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Date: August 16
Event: After Meeting Ride to Rib Shack
Details:
Over half of our members in attendance of Chapter meeting, enjoyed great weather, route and good food on Our after meeting ride to Rib Shack. 27 members on 24 bikes. For safety, we divided into two groups. Thanks to Rick Kirtley for leading the second group and thanks to Ronnie Dampier and Lee Blankenship for being tail gunners. First group Road captain Tom Bott.

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Date: August 16
Event: Chapter Meeting
Details:
August monthly meeting at the HOG Pen.

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Date: August 9
Event: Barbara Jeans

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Date: August 3
Event: 3rd Annual Sundae Ride

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Date: August 2
Event: Funky Pelican

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Date: July 26
Event: Sunrise Ride to Village Inn

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Date: July 20
Event: Orientation Ride
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We had 6 bikes and avoided the rain. Feathers passed out (due to heat). Great ride and discussion following at DQ. Two newest members, one who had never ridden in groups before. Another RCC ride under Mike’s belt. He is joining the ride next week so he is moving thru the pipeline!

Date: July 19
Event: Chapter Meeting

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Date: July 19
Event: Black Creek BBQ

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Date: July 12
Event: Back Roads BBQ

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Date: July 5
Event: Ride to Junior’s Seafood
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Very nice overcast morning for an enjoyable ride. 18 persons total, 1 guest, 12 bikes with 5 passengers and 1 cage. (Thanks Bishop for protecting our rear.) Good food at reasonable prices, thank you Stu for the suggestion of this restaurant. Dodged a few raindrops and stayed ahead of lighting on the way home. Tom Bott – Road Captain. Tom Braddy – Tail Gunner.

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Date: June 28
Event: Ride for Justice
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Thanks to all the volunteers and riders who showed up for the Ride for Justice!

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Date: June 21
Event: Chapter Meeting
Details:
Congratulations to George Howard – our new Director and Tom Braddy – our new Assistant Director!

Date: June 14
Event: Ride to Great Outdoors
Details:
9 Bikes, 11 members and 2 guest.

Hopefully we did not leave anyone at the dealership since the times where different on the weekly update and the website. We waited until 9:30 to leave since that was the meet time on the website.

Started out at OPD with overcast skies and light rain and it continued for most of the first leg with a couple breaks and a couple of heavier spots. For the most part we did not get very wet. After the rest stop we did not have any rain. Very little sunshine and the overcast skies and rain kept the temperatures down. As usual with this place, the service and food was good and our waitress did a good job as well getting all 13 people taken care of. All of the food came out together.

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Date: June 8
Event: Ride to Gator Joe’s
Details:
Another great day for riding, in spite of the weatherman’s forecast of doom, gloom, and thunderstorms. 11 members on 10 bikes rode the back roads of the Ocala National Forest on our way to Oklawaha, FL, home of the world famous Gator Joe’s. We managed to beat the crowd and had excellent parking. Even took a photo with the gator. Had lunch out on the deck and then most of us returned the way we came. I think everyone should have been able to get home before the afternoon storm rolled in. For the adventurous few who made this journey, well done! For the rest, you really missed out on some good riding on a great day with some excellent folks. Maybe next time.

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Date: June 7
Event: OP HOG Pignic
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A big thank you goes out to all the people that made the pignic possible. Thank you : Kathryn Garrow, John Garrow, Lori Morris, Tami Gauthier, George Howard, Jack Morris, Helen Howard, Ruth and Steve Lee, Karla Burger for patches and OPHOG dealership for the gift cards. Steve Lee and Tom Bott led a ride from the OPHOG dealership to the Pignic at Lake Fretwell Park. George Howard and Jack Morris led the 6 bike games. Karla Burger made the patches for the winner for each game. The circular slow bike game – no winner. The straight slow was won by Steve Lee. The ball drop was won by Steve and Ruth Lee. The roadkill roundup was won by Glenn and Donna. The bike wash was won by Glenn and Donna. The Hot dog bite was won by Steve and Debra. We had 30 of the 41 people paid come and eat our delicious meal catered by Beach Road Chicken. Thank you Lori Morris for the delicious banana pudding for dessert. Thanks to everyone for the cleanup. It was a beautiful day contrary to the weathermen’s prediction, with a nice breeze.

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Date: June 7
Event: Ride to OP HOG Pignic
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In spite of the threats of rain, had great participation (19 members and 4 guests). Great day, not a drop of rain. If you stayed home to stay dry, what can I say… You missed out.
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Date: June 1
Event: Ride to Aunt Catfish
Details:
The ride to Aunt Catfish on the River had 4 bikes and 4 people. We were able to get out of town with only a minor sprinkle. We had a great lunch with good friends.

Date: May 31
Event: Ride to Houligan’s
Details:
The temperature was around 90 with an overcast sky. The ride itself was uneventful thru Green Cove Springs… Then a vulture decided to fly out in front of our fearless Road Captain – who narrowly missed bird lunch! No more excitement until we left Palatka going east on 100. After setting up a comfortable ride distance behind a pickup pulling an old boat we noticed the road ahead of the vehicle looked blocked by an 18 wheeler. After stopping the pack, the group maneuvered around the crawl of onlookers with inches to spare around some parked cars.
Now we were on our way right? NO! Up ahead was a very slow moving VERY LARGE farm tractor taking up the shoulder and half our lane. So, when I got to it
we just went around it as West bound traffic permitted. If that wasn’t enough it started to rain 15 miles from Houligans so we pulled over and those that had them donned rain jackets and some pants. We got a bit wet down I-95 but managed to have a delicious lunch at Houligans while watching the radar on the TVs
around the restaurant.All in All a good ride with great people!
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Date: May 17
Event: After Meeting Ride into History

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Date: May 17
Event: Chapter Meeting

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Date: May 10
Event: Ride to Apalachicola Seafood Grill
Details:
Thanks to the 11 members and 4 visitors that participated in the 228 mile ride to Apalachicola Seafood Grill on Saturday, May 10th. It was perfect weather with some clouds and sun along with great temperatures generally in the 70’s touching in the 80’s. During our travels on I-10 we had one car roll slowly past the group taking pictures of the riders. We had some waves from folks we passed and enjoyed rolling down the road with such a large group!
The other very significant noteworthy recognition for this ride was it was the longest single day ride that OPHOG has undertaken to date! Congratulations to all that made this a very successful and safe ride for all!!! We look forward to many more!
Thanks from RC Mark Stevens & TG Steve Lee
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Date: April 26
Event: Ride for Smiles

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Date: April 19
Event: After Meeting Ride to Powell’s Dairy Freeze
Details:
RC – Mark Stevens, TG – Tom Braddy
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Date: April 19
Event: Chapter Meeting
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Date: April 12
Event: Ride to Smokin Pig
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RC – Steve Lee, TG – Tom Braddy
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Date: April 5
Event: Ride to Pig Stand
Details:
RC – George Howard, TG – Lee Blankenship
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Date: March 15
Event: After Meeting Ride to Bike Week HOG Pin Stop
Details:
RC – Brian Malek, TG – Mark Stevens. Beautiful day for a ride to Daytona! Thanks to everyone for getting through the tough traffic safely.
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Date: March 15
Event: Chapter Meeting

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Date: February 22
Event: Angelwood Bike ‘N Boil Charity Ride

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Date: February 15
Event: After Meeting Ride to Stone E. Cabin
Details:
RC – Steve Lee, TG – Dennis Frobish
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Date: February 15
Event: Chapter Meeting

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Date: February 9
Event: Ride to Sparky’s
Details:
The ride to Sparky’s in Astor started of cool at 50 degrees and end with the temperature in the 60’s. We had 10 bikes, 1 car and a total of 14 people for dinner. We had a pleasant surprise with an unexpected visit from Ski who joined us at the restaurant for dinner.

Date: February 1
Event: Ride to DB Pickles
Details:
11 riders – 2 passengers – 1 guest
Cool overcast ride with a few brief showers which did not deter from the good food and fellowship.  Road captain Tom Bott. Tail gunner Mark Stevens
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Date: January 26
Event: Loop Ride Fleming Island to Adamecs HD
Details: Four bikes, 1 passenger. Cool, but not cold. This 215 mile loop ride wandered south through Penny Farms, Interlachen, Ft. McCoy, and Salt Springs to a lunch stop at Sparky’s in Astor. The ride resumed and returned to Orange Park via Crescent City, East Palatka, Hastings and Green Cove Springs.
Road Captain: DrD; Tail Gunner: &Brian Brannon.
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January 25
Event: Heart Charity Ride
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January 18
Event: After Meeting Ride to Outback Crab Shack
Details: RC – Steve Lee, TG – Mark Stevens
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January 18
Event: Chapter Meeting
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January 11
Event: First Ride of the Year
Details: RC – Steve Lee, TG – Deb Reynolds
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