July 24th– Ginnie Springs Ride

 

Dear members:

The annual Ginnie Springs ride is coming up fast!  Mark your calendars to join us.

Wednesday, July 24 at 10am. Meet at Weedmans, Hwy 13 and 16A.
See details at:  https://bmwnef.org/event/ginnie-springs-ride-swim-and-camp-wednesday-24-july-10am/

You don’t have to complete the whole ride.

Join us for the mid morning ride to Micaopy for lunch or for a swim in the cool waters of Ginnie Springs then dinner in High Springs.

If you don’t want to camp that’s ok too. Camping costs are around $25. Plus there is a Senior Discount.

Ginnie Springs information site is: https://ginniespringsoutdoors.com

Or, just have dinner and head home.

We could use a pickup truck for logistics, hauling tents, bags and coolers.

Please contact me at.
wfbotkin@comcast.net.

Reminder: Ginnie Springs Ride on Wednesday, July 24th.

MEMBERS:

IT’S TIME AGAIN FOR THE GINNIE SPRINGS RIDE, SWIM, AND CAMP.

BY LATE-JULY IT SHOULD BE WARM ENOUGH (AS IF IT’S NOT HOT ENOUGH RIGHT NOW!) FOR THE RIDE TO GINNIE SPRINGS.

WE’LL MEET AT WEEDMAN’S GROCERY, 16A AND 13 AT 10AM.  WE’LL RIDE BACK ROADS TO MICANOPY FOR LUNCH; CONTINUING ON TO GINNIE SPRINGS TO SET UP CAMP.

AFTER SETTING UP, GETTING DISGUSTINGLY HOT, WE’LL ENJOY THE 72 DEGREE WATER OF THE SPRINGS.

DINNER WILL BE AT GREAT OUTDOORS RESTAURANT IN HIGH SPRINGS.

COME JOIN US.  GIVE IT A TRY, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.  IF YOU HAVE SNORKEL GEAR BRING IT, BEAUTIFUL CLEAR COOL WATER.

WHO:  BMWNEF MEMBERS AND GUESTS

WHAT:  GINNIE SPRINGS RIDE AND CAMP

WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 10AM

 WHERE:  MEET AT WEEDMAN’S GROCERY, 16A AND 13, THE GINNIE SPRINGS

RSVP to Bill Botkin 904-583-9230 or wfbotkin@comcast.

Shop Rag: 2019 Iron Butt Rally Concluded. Wendy Crockett Wins!

The 2019 Iron Butt Rally concluded Friday AM in Greenville, SC.

Wendy Crockett has placed in the top 5 in the past, but this year cleaned the clocks of the competition.   Just under 13000 miles and wins the rally.
Normally the first 5 places are separated by a few 100 points.   Wendy
beat the 2nd place rider by about 11000 points.   Too soon to figure out exactly what she did, etc., but attached is her spotwalla (spot) track for the 11 day rally.    A truly epic ride.
Last I heard she and her family live in the Sturgis, SD area and she is a tech for the BMW store.
At least 4 riders went to Homer, AK and made it back on time.   As usual, most popular brand was BMW and also, sadly, some had some “issues”.

Reminder: Monthly Member Meeting is Sunday, July 7th, at the Fleet Reserve. Breakfast starting at 08:30am. Meeting at 9am

This is a reminder that our regular Monthly Member Meeting is Sunday, July 7th, 2019. We start Breakfast at 08:30 am, with the Meeting beginning at 9am. We will be meeting at the Fleet Reserve Association, 5391 Collins Road, Jacksonville, FL 32244. Further information is at the following link: https://bmwnef.org/event/monthly-member-meeting/         As always check the BMWNEF Calendar for upcoming events.

Also, a note that the Executive Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, July 3rd, 6pm, at the Athenian Owl, 9551 Baymeadows Road, jacksonville, FL 32256. This meeting is open to all members who wish to observe, or bring ideas to the Committee. Further information can be found at: https://bmwnef.org/event/executive-committee-meeting-17/