It’s been two weeks since Bike Week ended.

How our worlds have changed in the 2 weeks since Bike Week ended.  We talked about Coronavirus during the event, but the magnitude of the pandemic had yet to be grasped.  I heard a report that at least one attendee had been infected, but later was told that the individual became ill while traveling to Daytona but ended up in St John’s County about an hour north and didn’t make it to Daytona.  With so many people gathered in one place (and many visiting from the Northeast), it’s highly probably that some carried the virus. 

But it’s been two weeks and I’m fine and symptom free and and grateful to have had the opportunity to enjoy the event.  Unfortunately, it will be a long time before we are all able to gather together again like that, whether at Daytona or any of the other great bike rallies that take place around the country.  I hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy.

HD Museum

I was in Milwaukee on business 2 weeks ago, so I took the afternoon off and visited the Harley Davidson museum. I have to admit, I was a bit underwhelmed. Perhaps Barber Motorsports spoiled me, but it just seems like HD could have done so much more. The museum has a dark industrial motif. The lighting didn’t do the bikes justice and the mix of fluorescent and incandescent lighting made photography a bit of a chore. I will say that the Wall of Tanks was beautifully done and a delight to behold. It was my favorite part of the museum. I understand how iconic the museum is and I’m glad I went but overall it was a bit disappointing.

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Daytona Beach Bike Week 2011

Courtney and I rode down to Daytona Beach on Saturday to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of Bike Week 2011.  This is the 70th anniversary of bike week.  The weather cooperated fully and we had a great time.  We took a leisurely ride down Rt 1 from Jacksonville, stopping at the State Street Diner in Bunnell for a late breakfast.

A great local diner
A great local diner

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I've picked up my Rogue

After 7 years on a VN 750, I picked up my new ride this past Sunday.  I purchased it at Motorsports of Delray in Delray Beach FL and trailored it home.  290 mile drive from Jax but worth it.  Got lots of mods planned.  Will post photos as things progress.  I’m keeping the 750 so that my son and I can ride together.  I’m looking forward to getting past that 1000 mile break-in period…