DAYTONA BIKE WEEK 2015
Story & Photos by Miserable George
Bike Week, 2015, started out with some pretty nasty weather; however, by the first Sunday, it all changed for the better! From then on it was all beautiful blue skies, warm sunshine, and just all-round good! It was even nice to be under those big live oaks, for some shade!
ValGal and I took a tour of the “Ormond Strip”, just north of the city proper, on the first Sunday. We visited Broken Spoke and Smiley’s Tap… two ol’ “must see” places. Smiley’s had their traditional pork dinner, served with the usual Southern Hospitality! There were live bands at the “Spoke”, along with a host of lovely bar maids. From there, we walked down to the Iron Horse Saloon, well known for their elevated walk-ways, and burn-out pits. We met some old friends there, and, eye-balled a bunch of gorgeous babes! It was getting late by then and we were hungry, so we made it down to Papa’s in New Smyrna Beach which is always a good place to eat.
Our next venture to Bike Week was the Cole Slaw Wrestling at Cabbage Patch Bar...always a terrific place for photo opportunities! There’s always lots of Old School Bike Week stuff there, even a painted dog, chickens, and Guinea Hens running around! Not to mention the girls, bar maids, wrestlers and of course the spectators! Also, a local VFW Post gave a salute to our veterans and fighting men... very moving! Got some good food there too, along with live music all day long! Gotta thank Ronnie and his staff for their hospitality and free parking!
The next event on my list, was Willie’s Ol’ School Chopper Show on Thursday... again, it was ValGal and me, taking in the best chopper show going. You name it and they had it on display... There were Flatties, Knuckles, Pans and Shovels, along with a few rat rods. I love ‘em! Made a few interesting new friends there... babes, of course! The girls are very friendly at Willie’s! By then, the weather had really warmed up, and, the place was packed! There were lots of beautiful trophies for the various categories of choppers... a few were hand-made, just like the bikes! That was about it for me, for Daytona!! Gettin’ old, and tired, I guess!! But, it’s all fun, that’s why I do it...
See ya next time…
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