Tuesday, March 02, 2010

2010 Bike Week in Daytona (Sort of)

Being that I lived in Daytona for about 8 years, Bike Week isn't that big a deal for for me anymore. I've "been there, done that" plenty of times. It can still be fun, but it's not a "must do" event anymore. I was off for the first weekend of Bike Week and we decided to visit our friends Jim & Brooke. We haven't seen them in a while, so we packed up Shelby and headed south.
It was pouring rain, so I left the bike home this time.
It also turned out that a band that I did some photography for in the 80's had reformed
and was playing a weeklong stand in South Daytona for Bike Week.
I spent many a night watching these guys perforn at the Pier when I worked there and also at the other clubs I frequented. They were one of the strongest bands around and It's great that they are still playing. The weather was crap and there weren't many people there,
but we had a great time nonetheless!

Beth and I bust out the Bike Week "uniform" of leather jackets.Jim & Brooke chillin'.
Jim messing around with my camera. Back button focus Jim!

We also caught up with some old friends from my Pier days. Kelsey has been living up north for a while, but decided to move back to FL. For some reason, she thought the idea of poprocks shots (yes poprocks!) was a good one.
She and Tami (keyboard players wife) set the tone for the afternoon.
"Poprock face". Beth is amused but wasn't even going there.
No fog machine... How about bubbles? No it wasn't her name!
Kelsey grabs some pics.
I played around with some HDR conversions using Topaz software.

Before we went home, we stopped by the Daytona Speedway to check out the 2010 motorcycles at the manufacturer displays. No BMW's, but some nice hardware!
I'm thinking a sport-tourer would make nice company for the Harley!
The 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14
Yamaha FJR 1300