Tom Blake of the Florida Motorcycle Sport Touring Asscn invited local beemer riders to ride to the Sebring airport restaurant for a Saturday brunch. Melbourne area riders met-up at the RaceTrac gas station at Malabar Rd and Babcock St (just east of I-95). We rode down to Fellsmere, picked up another FMSTA rider and proceeded to the Sebring airport, getting there about 9:15 am. The airport restaurant is barely 150 ft away from one of the race course turns . . . one can practically hear the echoes of an Audi Diesel or Porsche 911 hurtling around the circuit. Their group had riders from south Florida, Gulf-side and NW of Orlando in attendance. A good turnout.
We had a pleasant 90 minute brunch with 20+ FMSTA members, the food and service recommended by all. Once finished, we broke up into smaller groups for the trek home. The ride back was a bit challenging with upper 80’s and low 90’s temps and being all geared up, full face helmets, etc. The effects of dehydration were in evidence (loss of concentration) but thankfully a “pit stop” at Yahoo Junction remedied that problem. We encountered some of our other m/c brothers of the V-Twin variety . . . ‘do-rags, leather vests, wallets on chains, half or no helmets . . . quite the contrasting approach to safety gear! But, it’s all good, right? 🙂 Once in Palm Bay, we headed to BMW m/c dealer (again!) for air conditioning, water and to kick some tires!!!
For future planning- One of the FMSTA regional areas is planning a ride to the Marsh Landing restaurant in Fellsmere, July 15, 9:30 am for breakfast. It would be logical for us Space Coasters to join up with them. (We’ll inform local riders if we intend to ride as a small group down (necessitating earlier meet-up time in Melbourne) or if we’ll just meet-up at ML. TBD.) If you ride German, British, Italian, or a Japanese sport tourer or standard, and are not a regular rider with us yet, or haven’t come by on Wednesday evenings, then join us for Wednesday dinner or the Saturday ride. Or preferably, both!