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10-29-2004, 09:03 AM
Any FL riders here?
I am in the Daytona/Orlando area with a 2002 Mille R always looking to meet other Aprilia owners
12-12-2004, 01:30 PM
I'm new on the Forum and interested to find out the same about local riders. I live in north Tampa and work in Clearwater. I heard that a number of Aprilia owners get together and go for a group ride every now and then in the Tampa area. Heck, even a little road trip across the state just to meet a few other owners would be fun.
12-17-2004, 06:34 AM
Welcome to the Family!
SW Fla here. Unfortunately the Locator Forum gets overlooked.
Drt Boy - with a Tuono R is in Clearwater (Barneys)
There are owners in Wesley Chapel, me in Bradenton, Jimbo77 in Sarasota, and a huricane survivor in Port Charllote who frequent Aprilia Forum, but we've never hooked up. :confused:
Best bets are to collect email addresses and go from there. Or wait til/encourage Barney's Tampa to put together another Italian Ride.
12-18-2004, 11:28 AM
I live in Central Tampa and I am up for a ride anytime. I have some decent routes north of here. I could plan a great 2-300 mi ride. Let me know. SPL@Tampabay.rr.com
01-04-2005, 11:49 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by parkec
[B]Welcome to the Family!
Thanks for the "Welcome" Parkec. (Sorry for the delay in the post - vacationing). Look forward to hooking up with some Aprilia owners, if nothing else, meet at a local Pub - slosh down a couple of pints - and just BS in general over the bikes, etc. Good reason to get out and ride, if all else fails. Might have to get with Tampa1000 since he posted on here, too. Thanks for the additional info for the other riders in the area as well. Hope you had a good New Years.
01-10-2005, 06:11 AM
Keep me posted if you guys want to meet up. I've been on one of the Barney's runs before. We had a great time.
01-16-2005, 01:22 PM
Hey DeputyDog - or should I refer to you as "Star Man." Not a PCSO man by chance, are you? Anyhow, sounds like a good idea to get a little ride together. Or maybe we can all meet somewhere just to have a few cold ones and get to meet everyone. I'm kind of partial to Guiness so any place that serves a tall pint of the motor oil-looking ale is good for me. There's a place on Clearwater Beach called "Big Ben Pub," or down in St. Pete Beach there's the "Harp and Thistle." Or we can always meet at a tride-and-true Hooters (the views there aren't bad)! Just have to nail down a day/time.
PS-Poor bastards on the Chicago post must be freezing their arses off! Sucks not being able to ride! (Now if any Chi-Townies read this, don't get angry. I'm originally from the area so I can do a little "rubbing it in.)
01-16-2005, 01:24 PM
We should see if we can get a few of the Priller riders together for a light dinner and a beer or two. Clearwater Beach would be fine with me.
01-17-2005, 03:03 AM
We are planning on an Aprilia parking area at the showing of the movie Faster at the Tampa theatre Feb. 5th.; would be a good place to meet Bay Area riders.
Don't know if I'll be riding by then ..... broke a bone in my left hand. You should see the other guy ....... he lost a lot of bark! It was a dirt bike vs. tree situitation.
01-17-2005, 09:38 AM
Which theater? I'll have put to that it my datebook. Sounds like a good time.
Drtboy: Just take an aprilia scooter that night. No clutching :)
01-17-2005, 09:53 AM
Drt Boy, you would think them damn trees would have learned by now to get out of the way! Sounds like a good time to meet up. I'll see if I can get out of work that night.
In the meantime, how about a meet before hand...say next Monday Night (Jan. 24)? We can make it a more central location in the Tampa Bay area if others want to meet up.
01-17-2005, 01:42 PM
Faster comes to Tampa, check it out here:
Franklin street will be closed for motorcycle parking only.
Look for thr Aprilia banners for "our" parking area.
01-17-2005, 05:18 PM
I had never even heard of this place before. Looks like it will be a good time. Count me in.
01-17-2005, 09:02 PM
The MotoGP movie FASTER is coming!!
What: FASTER screening
When: Saturday Feb. 5th - Event starts at 5:30 movie screens at 8PM
Where: Tampa Theatre (http://www.tampatheatre.org/Faster.php) - 711 Franklin Street - Downtown Tampa
Who: Film sponsored by Barney's Motorcycle & Marine (http://www.barneys.net)
Special: This will be a fun event. Franklin street will be closed for Motorcycle only parking corral.
This will be the only Florida screening of FASTER!
All proceeds go to the ongoing operation and restoration of Tampa Theatre.
Unfortunatly I can't make it there for that movie but I would still enjoy the ride over to meet another Aprilia owner. There are so few around here. I must give props though to my mechanic who also owns one and has helped me with many issues. Just a little FYI there is a big Make A Wish Ride this weekend in southern Orlando if anybody is interested. I plan on ridding with some friends but we always welcome other riders.
02-01-2005, 03:20 PM
Great to read about the fellow Aprilia owners in the Florida area. I've only lived here for 6 months. Would love to hook up with fellow Aprilia owners for a ride. Where are the curves round here?
email me at email@example.com
02-01-2005, 04:57 PM
If you're in Orlando, then you need to go to Clermont or Apopka. Go early though as the roads get thick fast with traffick.
Mcskeeto with this weeks crappy weather I won't be doing much ridding but if next week gets better I would like to get together and check out your factory. Thursday nights are usually the biggest night to ride around Orlando but as the week goes on we can just keep in touch. I am always down for a good ride.
02-03-2005, 05:06 PM
Sounds good. Let me know whenever you want to ride. I have this weekend free if anyone wants to get out before the Superbowl or on Saturday.
Hey man I am still trying to get together for a ride but first I must tackle these electrical problems I have been having. :bangwall: I will get back up with you just as soon as I get my bike up and running again.
02-21-2005, 04:43 PM
I'm in NSB. We should get together sometime for a ride. PM me or drop me a e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just picked up 2003 Falco last night. I would look froward to a Aprilia ride and meet. Live in Lake wales and have some good ride routes here in central area. But can really show some nice twistys in N. Ga!!
03-10-2005, 07:09 AM
I've seen two Mille's since I've moved here, but that was only for a brief second. Anyone else?
Thank god for battery tenders. Anyways my baby is back and better than ever so if anybody feels like riding (mostly nights) around the Daytona or Orlando area drop me a message or just call 407.470.3816
Palm Coast Falc
04-03-2005, 11:49 AM
I plan on riding as much as possible this summer. I am already commuting to St. Augustine whenever it is not raining, under 50 degrees, or higher than 800 MPH winds. If anyone is going to be in the area, drop me a line.
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