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BriEOD
07-06-2007, 08:02 PM
Anyone on Lake Weir? I was up there last weekend and saw a plethora of MCs. We hung out at Gator Joe's for awhile. They had a live band, cold beer and plenty of white sand. By 3pm it was packed! www.gatorjoesocala.com

BriEOD
07-06-2007, 08:03 PM
From shore........

BriEOD
06-17-2008, 04:03 PM
Rick,

Per our discussion, Lake Weir might be a good option as well. Here is a shot of Gator Joes.

Marion County just put in a brand new boat launch at Carney Island for Big Lake Weir. It accomodates about 8-10 boats at one time and has nice plastic floating docks which can accomodate about 30 boats. Additionally, they have a great park with playgrounds, pavillions and beach front. I was there a few weeks ago.

BriEOD
06-17-2008, 04:04 PM
Forgot the link: http://www.marioncountyfl.org/pr612/PR_Parks/PR_Carney_Island.htm

trickskier
06-17-2008, 04:05 PM
Roger That!!! :D

BriEOD
06-17-2008, 04:08 PM
Well, if we go, you might want to bring Eddie and his camera. That beach in front of my boat it usually filled with potential models for the SS thread by 1 pm on a Saturday. Usually, they have had a few rounds of liquid courage as well. ;)

T Scott
06-17-2008, 04:53 PM
If you guys have a shin dig on Lake Weir, give me a call. I'd love to hang out up there with you guys!

BriEOD
06-17-2008, 04:57 PM
10-4 on that Tom!

SkiDog
06-17-2008, 05:17 PM
I talked to Rick today about this lil shindig! Sounds like FUN. I hope we can pull it off! Are there any places to stay on that lake Bri.? i know at one time there were some cabins that could be rented, but that was a long time ago, so I'm not too sure if they are still available or not. I'll do some checking. As for the camera, you should know by now, I go NOWHERE without it!:D

BriEOD
06-17-2008, 07:18 PM
I believe there may be some cabins and there are houses for rent. It is a beautiful lake. I'll ask my sister-in-law about it. They live in Ocklawaha.

BTW, rumor has it that Jim@BAWS will be there and he is going to do a long line barefoot run past Gator Joes at 1 pm.

BriEOD
06-17-2008, 07:19 PM
One more thing, a nice MC presence will be nice. When I was up there a few weeks ago it was like 5:1 Bu to MC.

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 08:58 AM
Anyone on Lake Weir? By 3pm it was packed!Yeah, looks really 'packed' :rolleyes:

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24015&stc=1&d=1183766475
W/ beer ya mean .. :uglyhamme

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 09:06 AM
Last tyme I was there was Nov 15' 2003.
We had a 30 Mile Team Barefoot Endurance Championship :D
http://www.barefootcentral.com/2003_Ocala_race.htm (http://www.barefootcentral.com/2003_Ocala_race.htm)

It was then considered that each lap around the lake was alittle over ten miles so 3 x's around.
Second Place - Team Gator Bait - 49min 39sec
(Rob Scott, Brian Wright, Ross Horvath, Craig Casy, Peter Fleck

Second out 5 other boats and 20 guys, not bad.
Aftermath party was held at Gator Joe's, did ya see anyone barefoot'n on the lake that day BriEOD?

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 09:18 AM
Aftermath party was held at Gator Joe's, did ya see anyone barefoot'n on the lake that day BriEOD?

No, never any foot'n. With that said, if you come up when we go you could be the first...

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 09:32 AM
If you guys have a shin dig on Lake Weir, give me a call.
I'd love to hang out up there with you guys!2nd that ;)
I'd probably pull the boat, as well.

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 09:36 AM
I believe there may be some cabins and there are houses for rent.
BTW, rumor has it that Jim@BAWS will be there and he is going to do a long line barefoot run past Gator Joes at 1 pm.There are cabins for rent, jus' bhind Gators, we looked into get one the weeknd of the race.
If Jim does a lngline, I'll do doubles w/ him (around the entire lake), ok jus' past Gators.

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 10:04 AM
Here are the cottages. http://www.vrbo.com/149829 Unfortunately, they are off of the lake. Moreover, they don't offer a price for the weekend.

If we collectively rented one house on the lake we could all leave the boats on the water there. The two public ramps close at 8 pm.

shepherd
06-18-2008, 10:04 AM
If you guys have a shin dig on Lake Weir, give me a call. I'd love to hang out up there with you guys!

I'll third that. I'll bring my boat too if I come. Can you PM me the details or just post them here like they did on the CSM thread?

Is there a slalom course there?

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 10:10 AM
They have availability on the July 18-20th which is when we are trying to do this shin dig.

So far this is what I'm seeing as an attendee list:

BriEOD & Boat
TrickSkier &Boat
Chief & Boat
SkiDog & Boat
AtlFootr & Boat
Shepherd & Boat
TScott & Boat (maybe?)

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 10:14 AM
I'll try to drag a few MC owners off my lake for that weeknd, but any other florida MC'ers need to sign up as well :rolleyes:
And Shep, if there's not a course - we'll make one.
I've got a set of course balls, jus' bring some cinder blocks and rope line.

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 10:16 AM
I'll third that. I'll bring my boat too if I come. Can you PM me the details or just post them here like they did on the CSM thread?

Is there a slalom course there?

So, Chief is leaving for Iraq and I'm leaving for Washington D.C. We wanted to get some of the crew together for a send off. It sounds like Lake Weir is the best mutual option.

Lake Weir is a 6,500 acre freshwater lake. The DNR does a good job of keeping gators out. In fact, I've been there multiple times and never seen one. The lake has rentals and some nice county facilities for use. Moreover, Gator Joes and 2 other restaurants are available on the water. The lake does have a slalom course down from Gator Joes.

If you're interested in going post something here. This link has a bunch of rentals: http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/region/usa/florida/central-disney-orlando/lake-weir

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 10:17 AM
Yeah, looks really 'packed' :rolleyes:

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24015&stc=1&d=1183766475
W/ beer ya mean .. :uglyhamme

Dude, that was at 8 am in the morning.

trickskier
06-18-2008, 10:21 AM
This is going to be a LARGE TIME!!!

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 10:24 AM
I'll get w/ the owner of 'Gator Joe's' and see what their will'n to do for us, if we all show up :D

shepherd
06-18-2008, 10:27 AM
Lake Weir is a 6,500 acre freshwater lake. The DNR does a good job of keeping gators out. In fact, I've been there multiple times and never seen one.

Well Trick, looks like you're out of luck! :D

trickskier
06-18-2008, 10:29 AM
Well Trick, looks like you're out of luck! :D

This is one GATOR they haven't caught yet.....................;)

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 10:30 AM
Did quick search ...


http://content.mqcdn.com/dotcom-release-14-build.12/cdn/images/stop_A.gif Winter Haven, FL

http://content.mqcdn.com/dotcom-release-14-build.12/cdn/images/icon-end.pngLake Weir Ocklawaha, FL

Total Estimated Time: 1 hour 47 mins
I'm guess'n you guys are worth the drive :rolleyes:

CReasner
06-18-2008, 10:36 AM
Creasner & Boat to the list

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 10:59 AM
They have availability on the July 18-20th which is when we are trying to do this shin dig.
So far this is what I'm seeing as an attendee list:


BriEOD & Boat
TrickSkier &Boat
Chief & Boat
SkiDog & Boat
AtlFootr & Boat
Shepherd & Boat
TScott & Boat (maybe?)
Creasner & Boat

SkiDog
06-18-2008, 02:03 PM
You can also add mark Vance and no boat. Don't think it will be needed this trip.

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 02:13 PM
BriEOD & Boat
TrickSkier &Boat
Chief & Boat
SkiDog & Boat
AtlFootr & Boat
Shepherd & Boat
TScott & Boat (maybe?)
Creasner & Boat

Mark Vance and no boat

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 02:15 PM
BriEOD & Boat
TrickSkier &Boat
Chief & Boat
SkiDog & Boat
AtlFootr & Boat
Shepherd & Boat
TScott & Boat (maybe?)
Creasner & Boat
Mark Vance & NO boat

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 04:48 PM
So, did you call Gator Joes?

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 04:57 PM
So, did you call Gator Joes?
Ya should of pm'd me

atlfootr
06-18-2008, 05:19 PM
So, did you call Gator Joes?Yes. I just did ...
Ya want the 'good news or the bad news first' ?

Chief
06-18-2008, 06:16 PM
This is one GATOR they haven't caught yet.....................;)

Only because you were mistaken for a log.

SkiDog
06-18-2008, 06:31 PM
Yes. I just did ...
Ya want the 'good news or the bad news first' ?

Just give it to us good, then bad! But give it to us!

T Scott
06-18-2008, 08:02 PM
They have availability on the July 18-20th which is when we are trying to do this shin dig.

So far this is what I'm seeing as an attendee list:

BriEOD & Boat
TrickSkier &Boat
Chief & Boat
SkiDog & Boat
AtlFootr & Boat
Shepherd & Boat
TScott & Boat (maybe?)

What's with the "Maybe" next to my name??:D Dude...I'm in!

SkiDog
06-18-2008, 08:04 PM
What's with the "Maybe" next to my name??:D Dude...I'm in!

Good deal! I made mine & mark Vances reservation today! Too bad its only a 2 bedroom house!

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 08:34 PM
Dude, spill the beans.

I just came off the lake at my ski buddies house. He is in with his wife and boat. Rick, it is the couple you met at my house a few weekends ago.

BriEOD
06-18-2008, 08:35 PM
What's with the "Maybe" next to my name??:D Dude...I'm in!

The "board of directors" will have to deliberate on whether we will allow you to accompany us! 8p

SkiDog
06-18-2008, 09:03 PM
The "board of directors" will have to deliberate on whether we will allow you to accompany us! 8p

If I'm on the board, then he's got my vote! but it's gonna cost him some beers!:D

Chief
06-18-2008, 09:26 PM
Hey can I be on the board? I'm a real level headed guy: until I get some of that apple pie, then all bets are off.

T Scott
06-19-2008, 01:08 PM
The "board of directors" will have to deliberate on whether we will allow you to accompany us! 8p

If I'm on the board, then he's got my vote! but it's gonna cost him some beers!:D


OK......all in favor of letting Tom attend this little shin dig say "I"......

I promise I won't show up in a Superhero costume and embarass all of you. (sorry UMP, couldn't resist)

Chief
06-19-2008, 01:11 PM
OK......all in favor of letting Tom attend this little shin dig say "I"......

I promise I won't show up in a Superhero costume and embarass all of you. (sorry UMP, couldn't resist)

i ............................

trickskier
06-19-2008, 01:13 PM
I........................... :d

BriEOD
06-19-2008, 01:34 PM
Well, ok.......I!

Monte
06-19-2008, 01:36 PM
I may pull the trigger on this one if I can get a ride from an airport??? Tricky you out there?

SkiDog
06-19-2008, 02:12 PM
I.....................:d

T Scott
06-19-2008, 02:24 PM
Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was starting to get a complex.

trickskier
06-19-2008, 02:31 PM
I may pull the trigger on this one if I can get a ride from an airport??? Tricky you out there?

Yes my friend, check flights into Jax................:D

Monte
06-19-2008, 05:13 PM
Yes my friend, check flights into Jax................:D

Found one that arrives the 18th @ 2 pm and one that arrives @ 4 pm either one sound good to you? When do you want to head out?

trickskier
06-19-2008, 09:43 PM
Found one that arrives the 18th @ 2 pm and one that arrives @ 4 pm either one sound good to you? When do you want to head out?

I'll call you tomorrow..................:D

atlfootr
06-19-2008, 10:16 PM
OK......all in favor of letting Tom attend this little shin dig say "I"......

Eeeeeeey :D