And not the weather kind.
With our drift south we noticed a lot of motorbikes, all going the same way, So we did the natural thing and followed them.
We ended up at Panama City Beach, Florida, bike week.
Sun, sea, sand, beer, bikes. music. I keep needing reminding that it is October as I sip a beer in the evening dressed in Tshirt and shorts in about 22C.
Its not as big as Sturgis, where we went in 2007, but bikes are in the 10-20,000 range and the whole town ihas been taken over.
I'm sitting in the tent, after seeing a free concert (aging rock band Molly Hatchet) in a local supermarket car park.
The weekend has been one long bike fest, we joined in the riding up and down the beach front, even if we are not on Harleys nor do we have LED lights all over the bikes.
I'm not sure they fitted in to well.
Our route here from Charlotte,NC, where we rested up and waited for the storms to pass with Jason, Jessica and the kids, while I got re-acquainted with American Football (go Greenbay!), took us back into the Appalachians where we rode some outstanding roads before staying at a motorcycle only camp site. We then dropped down into Atlanta for a burger with Thomas (met through Horizons Unlimited) and stayed with him at Stone Mountain. It was the following day, while drifting through Jimmy Carter country we first heard there would be bike stuff going on here.
Now I just need to fix the 1st technical issue, why does my main fuse blow when I switch on full beam. Answers on a postcard to the usual address please :-) (Guess who decided the multi-meter was too big to pack :-( )Posted by Bruce Porter at October 03, 2010 04:17 AM GMT
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