Monthly Archives: March 2017

Melbourne “wrench” resource

Many thanks to the techs at PJ Cycles at 500 North Drive, Melb. 32934  Phone 321/241-4977.  They did some electrical troubleshooting on my R1100R and were very gracious about total charges.  These guys are a decent BMW knowledgeable resource and easy to work with.  Yes, a V Twin shop at first glance, but they can get your beemer going!  Saw a Kawasaki and Ducati in there too.  Highly recommended.


Feb 3 Ride report

Six riders turned up at Sam’s Club gas station for this ad-hoc weekday ride and decided to ride to the Griffis Cafe on SR441 in Keenansville for lunch.  The weather was great, sunny with temps in the mid-70’s.  We went west on SR192 to SR441 then south until we were stopped cold by a line of traffic for an accident about 1/2 mile south.  A tractor trailer dump truck had overturned and the recovery efforts were blocking the road.  We walked around, communed with nature, chatted with other drivers and waited for about an hour until the road reopened.  Turned out we were only 2 miles from the Griffis Cafe, which was packed with others waiting for the traffic to clear up.

We ordered and talked for about an hour before we got our food, but it was OK since we enjoyed the conversation.  Two of our riders had been there the day before and had raved about the food.  On our visit, they were slammed with customers and we were about 45 mins behind schedule.  Leaving there we proceeded south to SR60, east to CR512 to Fellsmere, then Babcock St. north into Brevard County and home.

All in all, a good ride of approx. 125 miles on a pleasant day.  The periodic weekday ride does show promise and we’ll continue them.