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Elevator Riders RC 2013 Club Members Ride

10 Oct 2013 2:50 PM | Anonymous

The Elevator Riders RC members and guests, rolled thru

Florida on Friday and Saturday September 27th and 28th 2013. Club members from Illinois, Virginia, Nebraska, New York, Iowa, New Jersey, and Florida were to attend this years Club ride. Perfect weather, sunshine and blue sky’s for our ride was on hand.

 

  

 

Our tour started at the Tri-Tronics factory in

Tampa, Florida where the best door edge is manufactured for elevators. There were plenty of friends of the club that stopped by at the start to wish us a great time on the ride. After the factory tour, donuts and coffee, and all the pictures, and well wishes, we were off riding south down the coast line of Florida .

 

  

 

St. Petersburg was our first stop. St. Pete was exactly what we pictured a Florida gulf shore town to be. We had some time to enjoy the famous bay bridge, beaches, and another picturesque town. Our second stop included lunch at a island local restaurant down the Floridacoast line in Sarasota . Some very hungry bikers hit the Tiki Hut of this local island stop. We were all treated to Grouper and Mahi Mahi sandwiches for lunch. It was the perfect place to sample the fine local food. The ride down to Napleswas an amazing adventure touring the coast line from the islandof Clearwaterto Port Charlotte.

We all headed to I75 and rolling Thunder screamed into

Naples before the sun went down. First order of the night was we all got or favorite beverage ( Blue Moon on the Horizon ) and jumped into the Gulf of Mexico. That was a memory that will last a life time! The sunset was something that everyone will always think of when the sun goes down now. ( aka the Green Flash ) We all cleaned up and had dinner at the resort. Some of the finest fresh sea food was enjoyed by all which put us all down for the night.

 

Day two brought more perfect weather, sunshine and blue sky’s for the ride back to

Tampa . Our tour started back hugging the Floridacoast line from Naplesto Venice . We were treated again to some of the most picturesque coastal islands, bridges, and beaches. Our lunch stop was to be in Venice at a local favorite on the beach. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere on the beach, and the sea food was awesome. We had some time to again enjoy the company of our fellow riders, and another picturesque Florida town. We all hopped on our bikes and rode north up the coast just south of Siesta Key. We all stopped for gas and a brief rest before we made our turn and headed north towards I75 and Tampa . From there we had an unbelievable highway bridge ride over the Bay, and a straight route to the finish, at the Tri-Tronics factory in Tampa .

The two day ride was some of the best touring and eating that anyone could have experienced. When we all come back, we will definitely tour more of the scenic causeways of

Florida . Tampa is a nice place to spend some time visiting with friends.

 

Special Thanks to Ride Captain PJ and the other club members for the well organized and beautiful tour of

Florida . We all look forward to next years Elevator Riders RC club members ride in San Antonio, Texas .

 

Ride Safe


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