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    Bikeweek 2012 adventure campout... putting out a feeler

    Some here may know about my top-secret Bikeweek camping location... no, I'm still not telling you about it.

    However..... I've discovered a very nice camping spot for about 50 people, 15 minutes from the Speedway and very undiscovered by the madding crowd. As in, no one knows about it. This place is so much nicer than Holiday Park it's not funny.

    Access is paved, so non-adventure bike riders are welcome. Yet there's some nice Florida sugar sand just around the corner.

    In the heart of beautiful Florida coastal nature, there are decent amenties but no shower.

    The other tradeoff is no alchohol, however, my reconaissance assures me that it's one of those "be discrete and there won't be a problem" deals.

    The last compromise is a locked gate at night, with a combination lock so that guests can enter and exit.

    This event, if it happens, will not be a boisterous party and I expect that we will be fully out of earshot of the noisy bikes. It's more about escape from all that while remaining convenient to Bikeweek events, so you can easily get your fix. It won't be a huge catered affair, either... and we'll need some volunteers to pull it all off.

    Just curious as to how many folks might be interested in this.

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    Good plan

    You guys have fun. I drink too much to be discrete.
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    There will be "punch".....

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    Bikeweek Campout.

    I'd be interested. I'll be tuned into this channel!
    Larry

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    Sounds good. I'll keep watching.

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    ok, 202 looks and 4 comments, not a lotta love.

    This event, if it happens in centered around the first weekend of Bikeweek... the Supercross, the GNCC and the Alligator.

    You can go over to Holiday afterward and get a shower... or there's a lake if you just keep an eye out for gators.

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    Bike week and Key West

    My first BMW Bike week was 3 years ago at Holiday. That was the year we could have a camp fire and spend some quality time with many great Bimmer owners. And yes adult beverages, cigars, and bimmer talk made me put away and forget I had a Blackberry. Bring on the rain and the campfires!! I don't care who you are,,, a hot shower is always welcome !!
    FYI, I have myself and 2 buds planing on running the keys that week. The seven mile bridge becons


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    Quote Originally Posted by kemosabe View Post
    I'd be interested. I'll be tuned into this channel!
    Larry
    I will also monitor this, the idea of a quiet campground sounds allmost to good to be true.
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    Hmmm.....my three buddies and I are currently planning on riding down from NY.

    I just snagged a great little hammock and this sounds like the event to try it out. Might there be trees on this secret little hideaway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvb1019 View Post
    Hmmm.....my three buddies and I are currently planning on riding down from NY.

    I just snagged a great little hammock and this sounds like the event to try it out. Might there be trees on this secret little hideaway?
    Roy - there are a ton of trees, but I won't be there.

    Whoops, I thought I had posted here... There wasn't enough interest to make it worthwhile *not* to go to my secret campsite, so that's where I'll be.

    PM me and I will give you the info.

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    Oh man....

    I had a pretty strange Bikeweek this year, did more working and family visiting that Daytona-ing.

    However, I did get a chance to stop in and check out this campground, it was *completely* empty.

    Jeez, this is such a nice place to camp. About 15 mins from the track.

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    Is it too early to start planning for 2013?

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    Pretty hard to beat the Holiday RV campground. The FLairheads pretty much run the entire tent camping area. The Jacksonville based BMWNEF club helps some as well. While close to the hwy, the campground itself is nice and reasonably quiet. Also, the gray hairs serve a very nice $5 breakfast each AM.

    Larry in Jax, FL

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