Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Ride to Rosseau

A very wet start to the ride this past Sunday. Our only option was to head north running out of the rain by the time we went past Gravenhurst. Stopped at Tim Horton in Bracebridge before heading north again to the boat ramp at Rosseau. Lunch at Memories on hwy. 69 before coming home around mid afternoon in sunshine. Just three of us on this trip.

Ride for Dad

Really great attendance from Chapter 523 for the Ride for Dad. Probably around 25 members once we all got together. The ride was very well organized this year with a lunch stop in Creemore and some time to meet old friends from other parts of the Province.

Coldwater Bike Night

The first Coldwater Bike Night was held at Midland Recreation on hwy. 12 in Coldwater. This is the start of a weekly ride-in to be held every Tuesday evening from 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm. Hot dogs are $1 each, pop and water also at $1. Door prizes for the opening night were, one new tire installed, one full face helmet, one tee shirt. A total of $140 was collected for the 50/50 draw won by Tim Fountain who graciously put back most of his winnings to the Charity, Helping Hands Coldwater. Thanks to Keith Leigh for the pictures.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Last Sunday's wet ride.

Great turnout of 15 members on a day that threatened rain right from the start. Plan A was to head for Thornberry, Plan B was a ride around Lake Simcoe to try and avoid the expected rain. We then opted for Plan C to Gravenhurst via Cooper Falls Road. Thats where the rain started and continued on until after our lunch stop. Once south of Gravenhurst, the roads became dry and the skies finally cleared as we rolled back at Orillia. Thanks to everyone that showed up and thanks to Daphne for the pictures.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Gravenhurst Bike Night of 2011

Despite the heavy clouds looking like they would dump their load at any time, the Doppler Radar on this Blog showed no rain until quite late at night which is exactly what happened. The result was a comfortable ride to Gravenhurst for their first Bike Night of the season. The attendance was better than I expected along with a live band and the Lions Club BBQ. More pictures by clicking on the "Picture Gallery 2011"

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Base Borden Spring Warm Up.

Ten members showed up this morning for the Base Borden Spring Warm Up. By the time we arrived, the course was already set out for anyone to test their slow riding skills, great job to all those that took part. This was followed by the blessing of the bikes and riders by the Base Padre, he made a comment that for all those that had the blessing last year and didn't drop the bike, it must have worked.
Hot dogs were $1 and hambugers $2, and that included a can of pop or bottle of water, what a deal. Jim Wright had organized a trip around the military museum which I personally found very interesting, lots of old trucks, motorcycles, engines, small arms, one CF 5 and much more. All these artifacts in excellent condition. I even found an old tank engine that was made at Tilling Stevens in Maidstone, England. This was the town I lived in during WW11 and later worked in a division of this same company.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fenlon Falls Ride

The ride to Fenlon Falls last Sunday started out with heavy overcast skies and rather cool temperatures. Despite the weather, nine hardy members turned up to sample the Texas hamburgers at the Falls. The ride home took us through about 15 minutes of moderate to heavy rain before clearing into a mostly sunny afternoon. Great day, great company. Next Saturday is the Base Borden MC Spring Warm Up, don't miss this event.