Monday, June 27, 2011

More pictures from Blanka of the Blue Mountain Ride

There's always one idiot in the crowd, looks like it was my turn. That beach sand in Collingwood taste's awful.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Surely this can't be anyone we know

Blue Mountain Ride

17 bikes started out on a really nice ride along the Collingwood Escarpment to Markdale for lunch. Traffic situation was quite busy in places and our group became split up with the last group missing the road to the scenic caves. I believe one of our very few traffic circles was the culprit and despite myself doubling back for several miles to locate them, we ended the day as two groups. No doubt this will happen again in busy traffic areas as our riding group continues to grow. If anyone has any ideas to overcome this problem, please tell me about it. Anyway, here are a few pictures before we became two groups. More pictures in the Photo Gallery 2011 including Larry's new passenger that is a fixture on the front fender.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Texas to Ontario

Ron Hare and Marsha spent part of last winter travelling down to Bandera Texas and points in between. Barb and I were able to enjoy their company during their stay in the Cowboy Capital of Texas, Bandera, so here are a few pictures taken by them on this trip, more pictures by clicking on Photo Gallery 2011.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gravenhurst Bike Night

Well it was a lonely night at Gravenhurst for the weekly Bike Night. With overcast skies and rain in the forecast for around the midnight hour, it was mostly our Chapter from Orillia that made a showing including Murray Hillis Granddaughter.

Ride to Buckhorn

Last Sunday's ride to Buckhorn started out with 27 bikes showing up at Arby's. One bike was a non starter but the other 26 bikes took off with a brief stop in Cannington and a final destination of Buckhorn for lunch. With 30 odd members present, we split the group for lunch at two different restaurants and managed to all get well fed and back on the road for the trip home and French's Ice Cream Stand in Orillia. Thanks to Jim Wright for the pictures, more in the Photo Gallery 2011.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Halliburton for lunch

Twelve bikes and sixteen members left Orillia last Sunday on a dismal cool morning in light drizzle. It was a pleasure to see quite a number of ladies toughing it out on this ride either as passengers or on their own bike. As always, you improve the overall appearance of our Chapter and we encourage your continued support. The return home from Halliburton through Kinmount and Norland was on dry roads with an occasional break in the clouds which improved as we got closer to French's Icecream Stand in Orillia. All the pictures can be seen by clicking on the Photo Gallery 2011 on the right hand side of this page.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Orangeville Show n Shine

Another great turnout of 22 bikes to visit the Orangeville Show n Shine. Never ceases to amaze me how well our Chapter rides especially with such a large group, well done everyone.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coldwater Bike Night May 31/11

This past Tuesday evening had a good turnout again for the Coldwater Bike Night despite the very hot and humid conditions. Picture below was Mike dreaming of a new bike while Larry Whitehead won a new tire installed on his bike. Other prizes and the 50/50 were won by rider's outside our Chapter. This is a Ride-in every Tuesday evening at Midland Recreation on Hwy.12 at Coldwater. More pictures in the Photo Gallery 2011.