6/24 Ride to Sebring

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 to your scribe (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 the BMW m/c dealer (again!) for air conditioning, water and to kick some tires!!!

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  1. P. "Van" VanSteelant

    Thank you for the kind words and your participation in our Brunch ride to JR’s Runway Cafe! Your hint to remain hydrated during our summer time rides is well taken. Our group routinely rides all geared up (ATGATT) regardless of weather. Plenty of fluids inside and outside make the riding easier and safer. Typically, dousing your jacket and pants will keep you cool for 45-60 minutes of riding!

    Hope to see you all again at our next MSTA South Brunch Ride to the Marsh Landing restaurant. All of our ride plans can be found at http://www.flmsta.org See you on the road!!

    P. “Van” VanSteelant
    FL MSTA Co-State Director

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