The Wednesday evening ride to Gravenhurst there first bike night of the season, the rain that was forecasted did not transpire and warm temp made for a well attended cruise night. Also treated to coffee when returned to Orillia by chapters 1st officer Ron Hare the winner of the 50-50 draw
Saturday was the Huronia Ride for Dad, a great chapter participated ride with everyone having a fun time, some staying for the steak dinner at the Orillia Legion to round off the ride.
Sundays curious ride to The Radicle Rooster was answered when arrived to the Barn full of Mexican lawn , garden and wall art .Followed by a cross country mystery ride stopping at the Dufferin County Museum for a pack your lunch stop. The fuel tax lotto ticket # 263313 won by Steve Shane.
Ride to St Jacobs Mennonites market Saturday , although a little chilly requiring warm clothing, was well enjoyed. Followed by full Sun for the return trip. With stops at Placards Peanut outlet ,the covered bridge ( known as the kissing bridge. And view of the wind generators west of Shelburne.
Sundays ride to Barhead / tavern always a favorite stop , great food and laughs. Riding through the Maxwell area saw a parade of Mennonites horse drawn buggy's returning home from worship .Had an extended view of the Nottawasaga Bay while descending down the escarpment behind pavement marking crew. Coffee stop in Elmvale before the completion of the homeward trip. The fuel tax lotto winning ticket # 263281 John Whittingham
Sundays Blue Plaque Ride was well attended being that it was Mothers day. A few historical sites were seen ,good food severed up at The Old Newcastle House with sun beaming on us at the patio. The day was the start of our fuel tax lotto, with Barbs salesmanship did well. At the first rest stop the winning ticket was drawn 263266 Brad Scott.
McLaughlin's' birth place founder of General Motor
Vanstone Mill water-powered grist & sawmill built in 1846
The showers over the entire weekend had dampen riders participation Sunday with 6 riders showing had a great time over a warm cup of coffee . Saturday a hand full of chapter riders attended the benediction at Base Borden , with a tour of the WW1 trench exhibit and tank display latter. With light mist at times on the ride home.
Welcome to the "Message Board" for Chapter 523 of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club
The purpose of this "message board" is to keep members and guests aware of upcoming rides, events and activities, along with a photographic gallery of past events.
You are invited to comment on any of the entries posted by clicking on a "comment" box. Also please browse through the various items of interest such as the Orillia weather, News from the Packet & Times and Friends of Chapter 523.
Shown at the top right of this page is our Orillia Chapter 523 Patch which was designed by 2 nd. Officer Pete Randle in the fall of 2009 shortly after the Chapter was formed.
The City of Orillia is commonly known as the "Twin Lake City" and the "Sun City" both which are depicted on the Patch by showing the sun rising over the Twin Lakes of Couchiching to the north and Simcoe to the south.
Staggered formation with the lead rider in the left tire track, subsequent riders alternating between right and left tire tracks, of the driving lane.
On secondary roads, a one second count will separate each rider, which will be a two second count to the rider immediately in front of you. On major highways where the speed will be increased, this count may be increased accordingly. Riding through towns at slower speeds, ranks will closed up to try and avoid splitting the group up. Traffic lights must be obeyed even if this splits the group.
Riders that require a larger separation than outlined above, for any reason especially for those members riding with a passenger, three wheeled , trikes or sidecar, motorcycle please ride toward the rear of the group but IN FRONT of the designated "Tail Gunner" of the day.
Right and left turns will be indicated by all riders using indicator lights and also hand signals as outlined by the MTO.
Slowing down or coming to a stop will be indicated by a hand signal as outlined by the MTO, this signal will be at the discretion of the Ride Captain.
Additional hand signals initiated by the Ride Captain will be used for riding in single file.
Pointing with the right foot or left hand to indicate an obstruction in the road such as a pot hole, debris or road kill that the rider behind you cannot see. (Pointing with your right or left foot would also be acceptable).
Also use a hand signal to the rider behind you if they have accidently left their blinker light flashing.
Designated Tail Gunners for Chapter .NOBODY WILL RIDE BEHIND THE TAILGUNNER. The tailgunner is the "Eyes" of the group and their primary function is to protect the group as a whole from traffic approaching from behind. This is no small task.
We do have several experienced Ride Captains headed up by Steve Shane. Their duty is to provide us with a safe and enjoyable ride within the limits of the law. It is important for the group to ride at a speed that keeps pace with the general traffic around them.
You may be asked at any time to fill in for either of the above positions and we ask that you respect this request by honoring all of the above.
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