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Old 01-06-2019, 06:52 PM
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I dunno. It sucked last year; nothing but big wheel baggers & blasting rap "music" everywhere, and anyone who knows me knows there ain't NOTHING in this world I despise more than rap. GF just axed me today if we're gonna go & I told her "It's your call".
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:46 PM
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yep, going
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:52 PM
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I don't go to Bikeweek or Biketoberfest, it comes to me.
I can't go either because I'm also already here. I'm even closer then you are because I'm in the center of all activity living here in Ormond Beach. Just 7 miles to the Speedway, about 5.5 miles to Main Street, 6.1 miles to Destination Daytona, less tha 3 miles to the Iron Horse and the other venues on US 1 in that area. Ok, maybe 12 or so miles to the Cabage Patch.

I can ride A1A, International Speedway Blvd and the loop any time I want, so why try to do so with a thousand other bikes clogging the road. I don't bar hop and I'm too damn old to party late into the night so those activities don't interest me. I've spent way too much money on my bike so, eventhought I like visiting the vendors, I can only drool over a lot of the new cool things that are available...and, even if I decide I wanted something I have found I can get it cheaper on-line afterwards.

If my son gets to come down a few days early we might be able to get some good riding in before the onslought arives. Durring the week I may get in a ride with the SCRC, hit up a few vendors and get some BBQ, but otherwise I might just hibernate for most of the week. Then, after they all go home and the weather clears up - don't you know it alway rains during Bike Week - I can go back to enjoying riding by myself or with the small groups I ride with.

The best thing about Daytona Bike Week is that there are some new T-shirts available that says I was there (already bought a few but not allowed to wear them until after) and it signals Spring has sprung.

I just hope that all that come down for Daytona Bike Week have a great time and enjoy the riding here in our little corner of the world. But what ever you do PLEASE ride safe.
 

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Old 01-06-2019, 08:01 PM
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.... GF just axed me today if we're gonna go...
OK, how many wacks did it take to get an answer out of you!!!!!!
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:54 PM
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I may go but will wait for a weather forecast a few days before the first weekend. There are always last minute hotels but if it's freezing up in Daytona I'm not leaving the comfort of South Florida. Call me a wuss but I don't care.
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:35 PM
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I go every year just for something to do. Primitive camping makes me appreciate my bed back home.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:51 AM
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Just like the 20+ preceding Bike Weeks - I'm going!

For those who only saw (and and heard) things they didn't like, I respectfully suggest that Daytona (Bike Week and Biketoberfest) are what you make it. If you spend all your time on main Street and Destination Daytona then in can get real old real quick. While i prefer the weather and smaller crowds of Biketoberfest, it's a short event and March is good time to be in Florida - even if it's northern Florida.
 
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I dunno. It sucked last year; nothing but big wheel baggers & blasting rap "music" everywhere, and anyone who knows me knows there ain't NOTHING in this world I despise more than rap. GF just axed me today if we're gonna go & I told her "It's your call".
It was the same thing at Myrtle Beach Bike Week last spring.
I'm hoping to see some fat tire front end baggers this year. I really like the looks of them.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:11 AM
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I’m planning on going this year Wed-Sat, riding home Sunday.

I normally stay with my cousin but will have some extra buddies this year. Anyone recommmed a good place that isn’t a shithole but still reasonable?
 
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We'll be there! The factory rig will be out at the Speedway, and then we're going to have a smaller setup over at Bruce Rossmeyer's.
 
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