Panama City Area Riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by PanhandleChuck, May 4, 2014.

  1. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    While I cannot make it to PC for start I might be able to meet you guys in Da Springs for lunch and hang some on the way back.

    Just a thought. I went out yesterday and boy is it hot.

    What time for lunch. About 11 ish?


    Thanks
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  2. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    Vico,
    I'd say 1130ish, +/- 15 minutes....

    Man, I hate this time of the year in the Panhandle, absolutely miserable weather for riding...hot, humid, and usually a thunderstorm between 2-4!
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  3. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    How was the ride. Sorry I didn't make. Things came up!

    Maybe next time.
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  4. ERDok

    ERDok n00b

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    Hey Vico, I'm "the navigator" Chuck spoke of... :D

    Ride was good - BBQ was good. We did just over 200 miles but man was it hot! I was reminded why our rides are fewer during the summer months.

    Keep an eye out for the next one...
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  5. F16Viper68

    F16Viper68 Trapped in the Sandbox!

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    I've often wondered if I was the only one out there who treated the summer months in Florida as "winter" and rode a bit less due to the heat.

    Dave...
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  6. Skimo

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    Yes it was hot but ERdok keep the air flowing through those jackets with a spirited pace most of the time as there was some speed bumps along the way.

    http://www.knology.net/~tdq/ride.m4v
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  7. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    OK so what happened when you cut the camera? Did you get to have a chat with a LEO?


    Yep! Winter is my favorite time to ride. I cant do the heat anymore. Its just not fun. I cut way back during the summer.
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  8. Skimo

    Skimo Adventurer

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    Real cliff hanger video but nothing happen we were perfectly legal there thanks to erdok excellent distance vision.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  9. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    Man, it's hot.
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  10. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    So, riding in the morning, lunch, and home by 1400ish. The heat is still a little much!

    r//Chuck

    Hope everyone's having a great 4th!

    I'm planning a ride for this Tuesday morning - route still to be determined - will plan to head home just after lunch to beat the heat.

    Meet at Southport Tom Thumb @ 0800.

    Rick

    P.S. Looking forward to seeing the new ride Wyn - hope you can make it...
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  11. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Sorry but not this week either. However, my son and I are leaving on Thur for Smokies etc trip for a few days. Bringing big bikes this time. Hope it cooler up there!!!
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  12. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    Vico,
    I grew up on the coal banks, red dirt, and gravel roads of middle Tennessee. My entire family tree still resides in the same area. It's been really nice the past week, my dad even mentioned mid-fifties and jackets on 4th of July evening, can you imagine? It's starting to heat up again. However, I'm sure the morning to lunch time frame will be exceptional regardless and the rest of the day will surely be better than our weather! Enjoy the ride and time away!

    r//Chuck
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  13. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    Hey All,
    FYI, a few of us are planning on attending and will likely ride up to Oxford, AL on the Wednesday of the week and arrive Thursday by dinner. A twisty day ride Friday and Saturday, and a straight shot home Sunday. The ride up Wednesday and Thursday will be via the long way! If anyone is interested, make reservations and let us know to arrange a rally point (usually US 20/HWY 77). If the hotel is full, there are adjacent hotels, I can let you know of one a fellow local rider will be staying in.

    Here's a linky:
    http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=883256#Post883256[/url


    What: The Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART 2014)

    When: October 2nd-5th

    Where:

    Jonathan Creek Inn
    4324 Soco Road Maggie Valley 28751
    Reservations 1-800-577-7812
    www.jonathancreekinn.com
    GPS N35 31.089 W83 06.038

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: This hotel has a limited number of rooms and a 15-day Cancelation Policy for the deposit. So, we strongly encourage that if you have to cancel your room, to first post it on this thread so others may call-in to take the room to save you from losing your deposit.

    Room Descriptions and Rates:

    ... DELUXE (/Standard) ROOMS - Have a refrigerator, microwave, iron/board, hair dryer, alarm clock, and 25in stereo tv.
    ...... $58.50 Thursday $94.00 on Friday and Sat.

    ... CREEKSIDE ROOMS - Have the same amenities as the deluxe/standard rooms. Also have a back door to walk out onto the creek or a balcony overlooking the creekside area. Some of the creekside rooms have brand new private screened-in back porches.

    ....... With back door or balcony (w/o porch):
    ......... $81.00 on Thursday and $112.50 on Friday and Sat.

    ....... With Screened-in Porch:
    ......... $76.50 on Thursday and $121.50 on Friday and Sat.

    ....... With Fireplace:
    ......... $94.50 on Thursday and $121.50 on Friday and Sat.


    ... WHIRLPOOL ROOMS - Are on the creekside and have a one person lounging whirlpool tub in the bathroom area. Some include fireplaces.
    ....... $90.00 on Thursday and $121.50 Friday and Sat.

    ... HOT TUB ROOMS - Are located by the indoor heated pool. These rooms are not on the creek but offer a larger double whirlpool tub.
    ....... $90.00 on Thursday and $121.50 Friday and Sat.

    Saturday Dinner plans will be announced and Routes will be provided much closer to the event.

    Hope you all can make it!
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  14. ERDok

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    I beat you to it this time Chuck :D

    I know it's short notice but if anyone wants to ride tomorrow, meet at the usual place - Southport Tom Thumb @ 0800 or if any of the non Bay County guys wants to meet us for lunch somewhere, let me know and I may be able to plan the route accordingly...

    Rick
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  15. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    :muutt
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  16. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    Damn it's hot, make it go away!
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  17. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    OK. Ive got it figured out and Im working on it now. It will take me about three months to get my machine going and then I can make it cool. Trust me.
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  18. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    a special invite to all you PCB guys and gals.

    Come over to the west side and join in the Turkey Trot VI.

    Special route for street only bikes - to join up with DS and Dirt Bike routes.

    DS ride you GS and other heavies will love.

    Dirt ride that will challenge you.

    Lunch planned at local Gator's Café where you can have a homemade milkshake with James Dean and a full lunch for $7.00.

    Keep and eye here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000111

    Hope you all can make it... I know its a busy time of the year.
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  19. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    Posting trip details for Rick, in this thread Rick is ERDoK!

    Hey guys,

    The fall trip is rapidly approaching so I've started planning the routes and decided to try something a little different this time. Instead of the usual ride up to Cheaha Mountain/Oxford, AL, I've planned a route to Canton, GA, (avoiding Atlanta) that will get us right at the good stuff on Wednesday the 1st. We'll be able to do some of north Georgia's great roads on Thursday's ride to Maggie Valley. We lose an hour going to GA so I planned an earlier departure for Wed AM.

    Itinerary:

    0700, Wed Oct 1, meet at Hwy 231/390 Tom Thumb/Citgo/Burger King, (NOT SOUTHPORT)

    1 Oct: Home > Canton, GA (mix of Hwy & back roads)
    2 Oct: Canton, GA > Maggie Valley, NC (scenic & twisty)
    3 Oct: Scenic & twisty day ride...
    4 Oct: Scenic & twisty day ride...
    5 Oct: Maggie Valley > Home (slabbin' it...)

    Wed 1 Oct hotel info: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/canton/catga/hoteldetail

    Thurs - Sat (host) hotel info: http://jonathancreekinn.com/

    (there are several other hotels in close proximity to Jonathan Creek Inn if it's booked)

    If you want me to forward you the routes (word document), let me know and I'll do so when I have them completed.

    53 days and counting...

    Rick
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  20. PanhandleChuck

    PanhandleChuck 3rdRockAdvRider

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    The latest, as of this morning, daily routes sent via email.

    :ricky

    UPDATE:

    Looks like 4 of us riding up Wed from PC (Rick, Chuck, Wyn, Tim) with Mike, Ron & probably Dick Williams meeting up/riding with us in NC.

    See ya in a few days...

    Rick
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