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Old 12-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Daytona Bike Week Planning

About that time of the year to start planning for Daytona BIke Week.

Polling to see who is planning to ride down in March. Daytona Bike week starts with Supercross on March 9th and concludes with Daytona 200 on March 16th with other races both on and off the Speedway including Alligator Enduro on 03/14.

I can't take an entire week off so, I am thinking about riding down on Wednesday, 03/13 and riding back on Sunday, 03/17. Not concrete yet on anything.

Here's a link to last year event attended by few of us: Many other links in ADVrider and other.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651244

http://www.carolinariders.com/forums...hlight=daytona

I will probably tent camp at the Speedway. Still alot of confusion by event staff on whether Orange Tent camping is free. Unlike last year in which Knybanjo and I had to pay an exorbitant fee to camp, I would highly recommend purchasing tix by mail so that you can simply ride into the tent camping area versus arguing with event staff who appeared to know nothing about free camping for bikes. Also, a printout from Daytona 200 event web site that clearly shows that tent camping is free appears to help.

Here is the one from 2012:

http://www.carolinariders.com/forums...51c0e61986.jpg

I will be riding my trusty V Strom 1K down as usual. I am open to any route although I do want to get into the Speedway before dark.

Thanks to Colemanfu last year for his hospitality and showing us some excellent riding areas around Daytona.

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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Damn Jon, small world!

I just saw this

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:39 AM   #3
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That was a fun hang. Let's plan to go it again if ya want.

We'll get sorted when it gets closer.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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That was a fun hang. Let's plan to go it again if ya want.

We'll get sorted when it gets closer.
I will look you up when I get down to Daytona. I will buy the drinks if you cook the wings!

I haven't heard from Kevin (Knybanjo) if he is going down or not.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Damn Jon, small world!

I just saw this

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We normally have handful of guys riding down and meeting up in Daytona Orange Tent Camping area. Ideal place as you are at the Speedway to see all the races and easy access to all the vendors and bike manufacturers so that you can test ride the new bikes, etc. Hooters is also right across the street.

Feel like riding down this year?

BTW, it is exactly 500 miles from Charlotte to Daytona Speedway. Good day ride for the VStrom 1K. The strange thing is that by the time you get further south and hit I-95, the whole interstate becomes sort of Trailer Week vs. Bike Week. Never seen so many trailers in my life in one place going down to Daytona BIke Week.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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We normally have handful of guys riding down and meeting up in Daytona Orange Tent Camping area. Ideal place as you are at the Speedway to see all the races and easy access to all the vendors and bike manufacturers so that you can test ride the new bikes, etc. Hooters is also right across the street.

Feel like riding down this year?

BTW, it is exactly 500 miles from Charlotte to Daytona Speedway. Good day ride for the VStrom 1K. The strange thing is that by the time you get further south and hit I-95, the whole interstate becomes sort of Trailer Week vs. Bike Week. Never seen so many trailers in my life in one place going down to Daytona BIke Week.

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As of this writing, Daytona Bike Week is still about month and half away. Might as well start discussing rider and bike prep.

First order of business- Global Warming- True or Not. No one knows for sure but the weather is definitely warmer now than years ago. I recall having all my electric gear- Gerbing Jacket and Gloves with ample other layering to keep any wind from getting in and still freezing my ass off. Last year was completely different as I had all my electric gear and high tech gears only to pull off and strip down as I was getting overheated. Not sure what it will be like this year but would still recommend electric gear just in case. I ama also planning to purchase the Freeze Out Long Johns this year from local Cycle Gear as I normally have some wind seepage even with my other Long John underlayer pants around the knee area.

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Can't but yall enjoy.

I've got four dogs in the house and no one to take care of them.

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i think i will ride down and camp the infield for a couple days. I'm over due for a trip..
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i think i will ride down and camp the infield for a couple days. I'm over due for a trip..
Cool. Maybe we can all have an ADVrider meetup area in the Infield camping ( orange tent camping) area.

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I'm sure you guys will have a blast :)
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #11
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sound like fun im in to it wed to sun is good for me
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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This year will be about my 8th trip down since 1995. For the fourth time, we're staying at Alexander Springs RA in the Ocala NF. It's a nice, quiet campground with a warm spring, canoe trails and a bit of hiking trails. 30m from Main Street.



Bike Week is always a great trip with lots of neat things to see:





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Old 01-27-2013, 08:55 PM   #13
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Damn! That looks awesome.

Love the Spartacus dog
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #14
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Heading down Thursday the 14th from Silver Spring. Anyone is welcome to ride along if they want.
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This year will be about my 8th trip down since 1995. For the fourth time, we're staying at Alexander Springs RA in the Ocala NF. It's a nice, quiet campground with a warm spring, canoe trails and a bit of hiking trails. 30m from Main Street.


Bike Week is always a great trip with lots of neat things to see:
Don't forget about the races from Alligator Enduro, Flat Track Races, Supercross and Road Races covering all classes!

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