by Valentine Becker

BIKE WEEK

Added on by Valentine Becker.

Bikes are HUGE in Central FL,  I try to get to Bike Week in Daytona whenever I can.  This year I had other stuff going,  so here are some select shots from Bike Weeks past....

All the metal,  all the noise!  All the people!

Bikers represent a rover's way of life that started after WWII,  they covet freedom and open spaces.   See the country,  open air!

  They also exhibit a love of country that is refreshing these days....

 

They also exhibit a love of country that is refreshing these days....

  Remember this icon.   Betty Boop?

 

Remember this icon.   Betty Boop?

  This guy was practicing his juggling...

 

This guy was practicing his juggling...

  Stop by tonight,  he said to me without breaking concentration...They'll be on FIRE

 

Stop by tonight,  he said to me without breaking concentration...They'll be on FIRE

I had thought that this way of life was dying out,  that this uniquely American tradition was waning.  I realize it is not--new bikers are coming up each year,  the numbers are actually growing!

  Here's to the Iron Horse,  the people that ride,  and the good old USA!

 

Here's to the Iron Horse,  the people that ride,  and the good old USA!