Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson

Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson in Ormond Beach is a must-stop during Bike Week.  This dealership is enormous.  Two stories with an escalator!  It feels like the Macys of motorcycle dealerships.  Welcoming and helpful staff.  Huge selection of bikes.  Giant windows (like a car wash) to view the service department and watch the technicians work.  There’s a snack bar in the service department waiting area.  And a barbershop.  No kidding. 

And if you’re looking for a gift for an H-D lover, there is enough branded merchandise in this place to guarantee a successful shopping trip.  Come to think of it, nearly everything is H-D branded.  I might have seen some third-party products in the parts department that were not, but that’s about it.  Clothing, footwear, helmets, hats and scarves, chairs, signs, jewelry, lighters, cups, cocktail glasses, poker chips, diecast toys, dog toys, dartboards, ping pong and billiard balls, Legos(!), lunch boxes, automotive accessories, phone charging cables, luggage, backpacks, purses, knives, footballs, clocks, watches and more.  It wasn’t on display this year but a few years ago there was an H-D foosball table with black and orange men.  Enjoy the video and check out the gallery below too!

I’ve launched my YouTube Channel!

I’ve officially launched my FocusOnTheRide YouTube channel about motorcycle events, long-distance touring and do-it-yourself projects. These two videos were shot during Daytona Bike Week.  If you’re like most of us and stuck at home, enjoy the entertainment and short diversion! If you were at Daytona, enjoy the memories.  I’ve got one or two more coming from additional footage, so be sure to subscribe and click the bell to be notified when new videos are posted.  If you enjoy them please hit the like button, share and leave a comment. 

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.

Daytona Bike Week 2020

Daytona Bike Week was the inaugural event for me to capture content to launch my new YouTube and Instagram channels.  With so much going on, there was plenty to film – Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, Daytona International Speedway, Dixie Highway, Main Street and the Boardwalk Custom Bike Show.

I’ve got a little bit more work to do to finish up the videos, but they will be on YouTube and Instagram shortly.  In the meantime, enjoy the gallery below containing photos from the bike show.

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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