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The 3rd Florida Meet & Greet is an open invitation to all V-strommers all over Florida to spend a day riding and meeting with people that enjoy the same passion for the road and open spaces.

Merry Christmas and salutations to all,


This is the final revision of the 3rd Florida Meet & Greet. The route is 106.5 miles if it does not rain and if it rains, it will be 92 miles long. The meeting place will be at 3180 Grand Oaks place in front of the Beef O'Bradys. This is located on the intersection of Pleasant Hill Rd and John Young Pwy. in Kissimmee. We will meet at 11:00am. The ride will take about 3 1/2 hr's and will end at Lake Susan Lodge at Clermont. Looking foward to seeing you all!!! Remember to invite any and all Vstrommer's of your acquaintance.

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So there it is. Like I said before...ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!!!!!
 

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For people coming from Jacksonville, it is 150 mile ride to Kissimmee. Because of this a 90 mile ride would probably be the best for us. At this point, we would probably spent Saturday night down there because of the distances involved. When David started planning the ride route for the second "meet and greet" the orginial route he had planned on was much longer than the one we finally did. The final route was 90 miles and we decided that was the best because of people having to commute to the ride. He decided that the quality of the roads was more important than having such a long ride.
We had a motorcycle group lunch at Lake Susan Lodge at Clermont and thought it was good. Nice setting on the lake, plenty of room for groups in the restaurant and the best grouper sandwich I've ever had.
David and Becky
 

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Vic, David and Becky

I agree with the 90 ride, riding 150 miles + or - to get there and then 150 + or - back home makes for a very long day. The road selection is much better than the length of the ride.

Jan 28 is a bad weekend for me as I have a softball tournament.
Week before is better, BUT don't change for one or two riders. We should have plenty for the next Meet.

BTW, The softball team I play for won the Florida Half Century State Tournament for 55 years and older this weekend. Scoring 42 runs in the Championship Game

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Date is still open

Hi guys,

The reason I submitted the 28th as the M&G day is so we have ample time to make adjustments. The date is certainly one of such adjustments and so is the length and quality of the routes.

Charlie, you know there is no Meet and Greet without you, after all, you started this. So, how is the weekend of the 21st ??? If not, post your preference. The weekend of the 11th of Feb is my Aniversary. As you all can imagine it's out of the question for me.

As for the route and destination; I agree," quality over length" so I'll work on the shorter of the routes. I'll make sure it is as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. David, your suggestion on where to eat in Clermont is a good one (Lake Susan Lodge at Clermont). I've heard of the place and will make a point on visiting before the event. BTW, I believe it's on the same route, so including it should be easy. Ill work it in....
Any other suggestions and requests are welcome. The final decision will be made on the weekend of the 24th of December. That should give us a month to prepare.
 

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If it is no problem the 21st would be better, I have all my schedules except one and that one don't start until last of Febuary.


Vic, you know it takes a team to make this happen, not just one person.

See ya all there.
 

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Change of date

The date of the event has been officially moved to the weekend of the 21st of Jan 2006.
More information about the ride will be provided as soon as it's available.

So far we are:
Charlie
David
Becky
Victor
Keithrj
Jet Jaguar
Motoxusa
Stromster
JRShaw
ready2ride
Suzuki Jeff
 
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baring anything weird going on with school...i should be able to make this one

so count me in :D
 

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V-Strom Ride

January 21st is a good day for me as well, and I agree with the 90 mile ride. I also agree with the Lake Susan Lodge, which is on Lakeshore Drive off of Hwy 561.



Hope everyone has a great Christmas Holiday.
 

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This is it!!!

Hi folk's,

This is the final revision of the 3rd Florida Meet & Greet. The route is 106.5 miles if it does not rain and if it rains, it will be 92 miles long. The meeting place will be at 3180 Grand Oaks place in front of the Beef O'Bradys. This is located on the intersection of Pleasant Hill Rd and John Young Pwy. in Kissimmee. We will meet at 11:00am. The ride will take about 3 1/2 hr's and will end at Lake Susan Lodge at Clermont. Looking foward to seeing you all!!! Remember to invite any and all Vstrommer's of your acquaintance.
 

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Count me in as I am sure that I/we will be able to make the ride. Had a great time on the last one, looking forward to seeing all the great folks again. Brother-in-law will not be visiting this time so I can ride the V-Strom for this ride. See all there!!

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new guy to the forum...

Folks,
I will be moving to Florida from Pennsylvania in a couple of weeks. I'll be starting a new job in the Debary area on Jan 16th. I have a 2004 DL1000 that I bought new in April this year (17,000 mi. so far :D ) and I would like the opportunity to meet some fellow Strom riders in the area. Mind if I join y'all?
 

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Re: new guy to the forum...

ready2ride said:
Folks,
I will be moving to Florida from Pennsylvania in a couple of weeks. I'll be starting a new job in the Debary area on Jan 16th. I have a 2004 DL1000 that I bought new in April this year (17,000 mi. so far :D ) and I would like the opportunity to meet some fellow Strom riders in the area. Mind if I join y'all?
Hi ready2ride,

We are more than happy to add a new Strommer to the list. Be there at 11:00 AM and I'll personaly introduce you to the gang. BTW join the forum. If you already have remember to sign in before you post a msg.
 
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Well I'm in FL now but I am homeless, so if I'm not out househunting I'll see y'all next Saturday.
As a side note, while south bound on 95 through Jacksonville, with the DL on the trailer, a fellow strom rider pulled up along side and made an attempt to communicate via hand signals. If he reads this I must apologize for brushing him off. That stretch of 95 requires all the attention I can muster...

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Thankx Charlie,


This is to clarify, the Meet & Greet is on:
Bermuda/US 17 and Pleasant Hill Rd, not John Young. John Young turns into Bermuda at 192. It looks like it's going to be a nice day in the mid to high 70 with an overcast.

If you can't find the place call me at 407-760-3492. To simplify, going south on 17/92 from Orlando you'll come to us192 from there it's the 4th light on the left.

Hope to see you all!!
 

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Hey, my wife would like to know how many females are going to be at the meet and greet next Saturday. She is curious as is this going to be a 'guys' event or what. Right now she is on the fence as whether to come along or not. Help me out and let me know if many wives/significant others are going to make the event.

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Hiu Jim

Anne came to the first one, being the only female there she skipped the second. At the second we had two ladies.
I would like to see the wifes attend but it is hard when only 1 or 2 arrive. Maybe we should set up the 4th Meet & Greet in an area where the wifes would enjoy and make sure we all bring them. JMO
Anne likes to go but not to be the only one there.

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Wife's attending.

This is Becky (David's wife) and I am planning on attending the ride. However, David's Dad has just gone into the hospital and at this point we are not sure if we will need to stay home or not. I hope we can attend and look forward to it. On so many rides, I am usually the only female so I guess I am used to it ... but I really do like it better when there are other women around.
 

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Victor,
The three of us (David, Becky and Brian) are coming on Saturday to the ride. We were wondering if at the 11:00 a.m. meeting place you were planning on eating then or are you planning on the main meal being at the Lake Susan's Lodge? Also, is the phone number you listed a cell phone number which we could use around 11:00 if we run into any problems getting to the meeting place?
 
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