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I had a great time at Bike Week. Paid $85 for Thursday to Saturday races and also allowed 3 nights tent camping in the infield of the speedway. A full 9 days of racing and camping would have only been $115.

I took some test rides on a Suzuki V-Strom, Kawi Versus and KLR. I was amazed at how fast the test rides were. Hit 91 mph indicated on a guided test ride in 45mph zone. I guess the cops were looking the other way as it would have been major fines for a group of 15. Inside of Daytona Beach city limits.

Sunrise Friday morning. That is "The Wall" of the final turn behind my tent and MP3
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Went to dirt flat track racing Friday night. Not best picture from Blackberry in low light.
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Watched 200 from bleachers infront of horse shoe turn.
Here are the leaders about 1/2 way through.
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Neat looking 3 wheeler.
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If three wheels isn't enough try 4 on a Gold Wing. I asked about registration and he said it is on same original title. He has sold over 20.
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Awesome paint job on a 250. Vendor said it is his mother's ride. Cost to duplicate $1100.
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Waiting for the dash on the track.
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On the track. I scraped a peg in the horse shoe.
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Sunday I rode A1A from Daytona Beach to Fernandina Beach. Totally awesome ride with perfect weather. Here is a shot on the ferry crossing St John's river at Mayport.
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Sounds like ya had a blast!!!!


did they charge you to run on the track? was it timed? or just a number of laps?
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very nice pics. Wish I could have been there too.
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Jealous! Hope you had a blast, looks like you did
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Looks like you had a great weekend. Thanks for the story and pictures.

I notice a wheel chock behind your rear wheel on the ferry. Is that something you carry with you, or was it provided by the ferry?
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While channel flipping Saturday, I came across the 200, and watched it for a bit. I was flabbergasted at the time to change two tires. 15 seconds or less. WOW! If only our scoot's tires were that easy to change. Granted, it might take us 15 minutes with the same setup, but still??
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That would be awesome! That looks like a whole lot of fun!

Who is the hotty dude in picture number 3? Shirtless, tanned, and has a certain "style" to him!
LOL....
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cool pics - thank you for sharing
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Good to met you Fuzzy
Thanks for stopping by to say hello at the IMS show at Daytona (one of the only places around with not much going on). All in all I heard Bike Week attendance was down this year.
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I would have loved to come down but I had a previous obligation. How fast did you get to go on the track?
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Great pics - nice adventure!
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Brodyfrompa wrote:
Sounds like ya had a blast!!!!


did they charge you to run on the track? was it timed? or just a number of laps?
There was a charge to ride the track after the 200. I think it was $30. I had done it two years ago with OAD at Biketoberfest, so was not planning to, but met someone who gave me a ticket he wasn't using. Did get a ptach too.
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Pilot wrote:
Looks like you had a great weekend. Thanks for the story and pictures.

I notice a wheel chock behind your rear wheel on the ferry. Is that something you carry with you, or was it provided by the ferry?
Ferry operator put the chock there. There is a sign that motorcycle riders are responsible for supporting their bikes.
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Re: Good to met you Fuzzy
Turkman wrote:
Thanks for stopping by to say hello at the IMS show at Daytona (one of the only places around with not much going on). All in all I heard Bike Week attendance was down this year.
Turkman, I knew I would leave out something important posting before I had my coffee this morning. I made it a point to get to the show specifecally to meet you. It is always great to meet other MV members from around the country and I truely enjoyed talking with you and your significant other. Maybe we will meet up to ride together sometime.

Thanks for adding some pics of the bike show. Some very unique 2wheel artwork, just not sure how much I would ride any ot them.
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stickyfrog wrote:
I would have loved to come down but I had a previous obligation. How fast did you get to go on the track?
I was hoping you would make it. Track was less tightly controlled than when OAD and I rode before. I got over 50 mph gps. That horse shoe is tighter than it looks from stands. Amazing how fast the race went around it.
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hollybry wrote:
Who is the hotty dude in picture number 3? Shirtless, tanned, and has a certain "style" to him!
LOL....
I don't have a clue. Now if my wife had been with me maybe she could help. A good chiropractor could probably help him straighten that certain "style".
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Fuzzy Miles
After talking with you and learning what kind of miles you put on your MP3.........I really need to get back on the road ASAP or you'll pass me, soon!!

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