ABM Bike Week Blog March 10, 2014: Tip #2-Why Bikes Are Like Women:
Tip for those who plan on owning their ride for longer than the term of the warranty..
How Bikes Are Like Women.
In order to foster a long-term relationship, you have to warm ‘em up before blasting off. Ask the experts, like the guys at “Speeds”. They’ve been installing modules, pipes, carbs ‘n’ cams across America at the big events for years. Jason will tell you that a simple multi minute warmup prior to blowing off the plugs can add years to the life of a V-twin motorcycle engine. If that is of no concern, how about wandering 500, 1,000, or 3,000 miles from home, when an unusual knocking begins, as she goes south. If the bike is already warm, have at it. If cold, take your time!
Oh no. SAY IT AIN’T SO… For years, the front porch of “Lyndhurst”, half block off Beach St, adjacent to the now closed and for sale original Daytona HD showroom is shuttered. Sign would indicate the building is vacant. So long to the dollar hot dogs and buck beers. RIP, we’ll miss it for sure. Dollar beers are still around, and the dedicated employees of ABM will do their best to find a buck a beer replacement soon. Meanwhile, the DQ in New Smyrna will blow out a doggie all the way in a steamed bun for 99 cents. There’s always someone at the walk up window.
Get a good look at this. It’s the last time you’ll see no cage potatoes on Main Street at the 73rd DBW rally. There is no good reason why steering wheel spuds cannot get off of their asses and walk..or..dare I say.. buy a freakin’ motorcycle, or attend the Home and Patio show where ya belong. Gawkers suck, but they fill expensive hotel rooms, so, we’re stuck with them. May we simply have 5 blocks to ourselves? Make ‘em walk.
24-7 David Allen Coe at the Ironhorse, US1, at the “Ormond” strip, 3 mi south of Destination Daytona. Mr. Coe performs daily, M-F from 4-5pm, plus this weekend on the late nite shows. Buy an Iron Horse Mug and get free draft beer for an hour each day..Hmm, sounds like a plan. Watch it when you’re leaving, like don’t blast off, or tip your bike over in front of a cop. You are being watched, so watch out.
FYI: “Stars” from Lizzard Lick towing will appear Friday and Saturday at Freedom Cycle, 841 Ridgewood (US1) Holly Hill, just north of Daytona. Great White rocks Destination Daytona Saturday night, and the former “Gilly’s Pub 44″, has reopened as “HT’s Pub 44″, on a side street which includes vendors, a wall of death, food, and a beautiful new deck overlooking the water. They say come on down for Warrant, Molly Hatchett, Bad Co, OCC, and..what..the Flaunt Gi, sans the FTS chick. Nice spot. Easy to see why it was such a huge draw back in the day. They parked a lot of bikes late yesterday, good deal. Bike week needs a big south side hangout like Pub 44.
Health reminder: Lotsa RED HEADS, (not ginger) seen tooling down the two lanes. Apply SPF 50 every few hours, or harvest a cup full of excess skin from your eyes without a face. So far, the 73rd Daytona Bike Week has presented the riding faithful with unrelenting sun, and bikers who forgot this is Florida are easy to spot. Peeling is for oranges, not bikers!
American Biker Minute March 8, 2014: Cabbage Parch Bikers Offer Complimentary Breast Exams!
In this day an’ age of money grubbing, isn’t it nice to know that someone cares enough to examine female breastas, gratis?
ABM Bike Week Blog March 8, 2014: Tips for the mobile biker!
Deland Bike Day, today, noon-8pm. Locals say it’s a more family friendly, milder, “bike week lite” compared to the craziness that is Main Street, Daytona Beach. Vendors, beer tent, contests. One day, and one day only. We’re diggin’ Main Street, Daytona Beach today. When temps reach the upper sixties, so long as the wind is out of the north, the Main Street temp will go 75 or better. Go with the warm, we’ll all assume room temp soon enough.
Difference between here and Sturgis, odds are that on returning to the campsite, in Daytona, you’ll still have a tent..yesterday afternoon, a gust from that crazy California cold front blew our pop-up into the mangroves! Last few years in the Black Hills, this has been an every other day deal. May be time for a fresh tent, this one is all bent, and one corner smells like bear poop.
Next 9 Day Weather Outlook Calls For NO RAIN.. Yeah, can you believe it, aside from a 50-50 chance on Thursday, it’s zero to 20% for the rest of bike week. We’ll trade the mid 80′s for mid 70′s any day of the week, if if means we won’t get wet. Fair weather bikers? Hell Yeah!
WARNING: You can still pick up a nasty sunburn. Slather on the SPF 50, and RE-APPLY EVERY FEW BEERS.