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2008 Daytona Bike Week Live coverage

Posted in Bike Week, Biker Sites, Blogs, Daytona Beach, Entertainment, Florida, Hotels, Internet, Motorcycle Event Accommodations, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, News, Ormond Beach, Photography, Rides, Sites I have created, Travel, Volusia County on January 20th, 2008

Get ready to send in your pictures and reports live from Bike Week in 2008. I am getting the sites set up and ready to go for this annual Florida motorcycle event.

Daytona Bike Week Live has been set up and I am tweaking the site for mobile content and blogging. You can send me a note at my G mail account bikermobile@gmail.com and I will set you up as a contributor. Once you are set up, you will be able to send pictures directly to the blog using your cell phone. The web site address for the Bike Week live blog is www.daytonabikeweeklive.com and will be mainly for mobile photo blogging using cell phones and mobile devices.

Bike Week Blog is open, but still being constructed for multi users. This mobile blog will be set up for live blogging from Bike Week from your lap top or other mobile devices. I plan on having more content and news on this site while Daytona Bike Week Live will be mainly for pictures. Those of you who would like to participate and become a contributor on the Bike Week Blog can send me a note or reply to this post and I will set you up with an account. The web address for this site is www.bikeweekblog.com .

I will keep everyone updated on these two sites and look forward to sharing the experience of bike week live with everyone!

If you have not already made your bike week hotel reservations, it is not too late. You can still get some great deals here.

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Photo Gallery

Posted in Art, Bike Week, Bikefest, Biketoberfest, Entertainment, Media, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, Photo Gallery Pages, Photography on January 17th, 2008

Adding a new photo gallery feature to the MNO Blog!

 I will be adding pictures that I have taken over the years from different motorcycle events as well as some exclusive builder galleries. Check back often for updates or subscribe to get notice of updates.

Bike Week Pictures are being published – finally

Posted in Announcements, Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, Deland, Edgewater, Entertainment, Florida, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, Ormond Beach, Photography, Volusia County on April 15th, 2007

Bike Week Babes

Wow, I have been busy the past months. I am happy to announce that the long awaited publishing of my 2007 edition of my bike week pictures is taking place as I type this post. There are already over 650 pictures posted at the newly designed Daytona Motorcycle Rally site. So far, I have uploaded some of the most requested bike week pictures of motorcycle ride on the loop, bike week bars and  bike week babes.

Cabbage Patch Bar World Famous Ladies Cole Slaw Wrestling

Included in the next upload of files will be pictures taken at some of the most popular bike week events such as the world famous cole slaw wrestling held at the Cabbage Patch Bar during bike week and biketoberfest.

Stunt Bike Show

I also have some pretty good photos taken at the A A A Welding Bike Week block party held in Deland of a motorcycle stunt show performed by Kyle Woods. Of course I have a Daytona Main Street gallery as well as pictures taken at Destination Daytona.

Miss Rat’s Hole

No bike week photo album would be complete without pictures taken at the famous Rat’s Hole Custom Motorcycle Show where they held the first V8 build-off and there were plenty of custom rides, choppers and babes.

Daytona Beach Babes

I also wrote a article about the bike week scene for Motorcycle USA online publication and contributed some photo work as well. You can check out the article by clicking here.

Head on over to Daytona Motorcycle Rally Bike Week Edition and check out the 2007 Bike Week Pictures.

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Bike Week Main Street Daytona Beach

Posted in Bike Week, Celebrity, Chopper Builders, Daytona Beach, Editorial, Entertainment, Florida, Local, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, News, State, Volusia County on March 13th, 2007

Main Street Daytona Beach crowded with motorcycles and people

I guess one of the biggest draws to the famed Daytona Beach’s Main Street during bike week is for the cruising. Whether you choose to walk or ride this strip of bars, shops and restaurants that are packed along Main Street beginning at S. Peninsula Dr. that continues up to Ocean Ave., it is a people watching safari. Two and three wheeled vehicles of all shapes and sizes and covered with everything imaginable will appear on this strip at least once during the ten day Florida Motorcycle Event. Men and women from all over the world will visit Main Street to shop, eat and drink will checking out the masses that migrate to Daytona Beach annually for bike week.

Beer tub babes at Bike Week

Wet T shirt and bikini contest are almost an hourly event as the bars attempt to draw in thirsty spectators. Beer Tub Babes, half naked, draw the eye of people passing by while every cell phone with a camera is in hand to grab a shot to bring home as a souvenir of the visit to Daytona Beach, Florida.

Russell Mitchell at Daytona Bike Week 2007

The motorcycle industries top names also appear in this area. I was lucky enough to catch custom motorcycle builder Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles working on a build at Automatic Slim’s on Main Street next to Dirty Harry’s saloon. The bike Russell is working on was to be presented to John Mellencamp and will be featured in Motorcycle Mania 4 to be aired in April.

Mike Odom and Russell Mitchell Daytona Bike Week 2007

With all the things to see on Main Street, the number 1 attraction? Babes. Biker Babes, Beer-Tub Babes, babes in chaps and bikini babes.

Bike Week Babes

There is always plenty of great looking eye candy on the strip in Daytona.

Bikini Biker Babe at Daytona Bike Week

More Bike Week Babes on my Bike Week Daytona web site.

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Bike Week Final Saturday Wild

Posted in Bike Shows, Bike Week, Daytona Beach, Editorial, Florida, Local, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, News, Ormond Beach, State, Travel, Volusia County, Weather on March 12th, 2007

Staying at home in my bed after tent camping for 6 nights made it hard to get out of the sack early Saturday morning to return to Daytona Beach for the Rat’s Hole custom bike show, but I did. The annual Florida motorcycle event was not extremely busy the first few days, in fact up until Wednesday the bike week scene seemed tamed. Putting aside the nightly party that was happening on our end of the campgrounds, but that is another story all together.

The first days of bike week 2007 were cold

As promised, the weather for the first Saturday was cold and wet and the cold did not give way to warmer temperatures until Monday. The good thing was that out of the 10 days of bike week we only seen rain one day. We postponed our Daytona Loop photo shoot until Sunday due to the in climate weather on Saturday.

 

It is hard to wrap up nine days of bike week into one article, so I am not going to try. I am still in the process, but closed to finished, of sorting out the pictures that we took during our visit. The final Saturday of bike week was wild and crowded. Running late coming from Melbourne and getting caught in the Daytona Speedway traffic did not help. It took nearly an hour to get from the International Speedway Blvd. Exit of I-95 to the Daytona Lagoon were the Rat’s Hole bike show was being held.

Rat’s Hole Bike Week 2007

For the first time, the Rat’s Hole featured a V8 Chopper build-off! The bikes and the main stage were set up in the Tidal Wave Pool that normally holds 500,000 gallons of water. The water was gone for the event…. wonder where they put 500,000 gallons of water while the bike show was set up? Any way, the show was held under blue skies and there was plenty to keep our cameras busy. I will do more on the Rat’s Hole later.

Main Street Daytona Beach on final Saturday of Bike Week 2007

Heading down SR A1A to Main Street later in the afternoon to check out the happenings, we found that Main Street was wall to wall. Where there were not bikes, there were people and no room left for either. For the final Saturday of bike week 2007, Main Street took on the look of the bike week of days gone by. It was almost a feeling of “let’s see how far we can take this” pushing the red line on what would get by. It was a good thing and a good feeling to see people having fun, real fun. None of this”I am shocked at all this” looks. For Pete’s sake, if you want family atmosphere head over to Orlando. It is probably too late for the city to revive the entire event back to Daytona Beach, but it looks like they may get a day of the old days.

 

There were just as many people the entire time of Bike Week, with the exceptions of a lot of Floridians riding in for the day, it is just that they are more spread out now. US 1 has become the new Main Street and a lot of the traffic has been pulled to the North with the opening of Destination Daytona along with other anchor industry leaders like Corbin. New biker bars, custom chopper and motorcycle dealers and tattoo shops are popping up all around the Ormond Beach area. I will get to all this later on as well.

 

So, I am back from Daytona and will try to get as much information about what happened at the event posted in the next day or so. Keep an eye out for them.

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Bike Week Begins

Posted in Bike Week, Daytona Beach, Florida, Hotels, Local, Motorcycle Event Accommodations, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, News, Ormond Beach, Photography, Rides, Travel, Volusia County on March 2nd, 2007

You can see by the recent Bike Week webcam shot that Main Street is starting to see some life.

bike week daytona webcam shot

I made a post the other day on how to watch bike week from the Wise Guys Watering Hole web cams and I just captured this shot from their bike week webcam looking down on Main Street Daytona Beach. The weather is looking better, but the winds are still high.

Look for us! We always take pictures on the road, Cindi will have camera ready as we head up to the Cabbage Patch Bar to set up the tent.

Naked Cowboy

Look for this sign that the Naked Cowboy is holding and your picture may appear on www.daytonamotorcyclerally.com or our 2007.bike-weekdaytona.com web site. Don’t forget that we shoot on the Daytona Loop as well. If you are interested in getting any private work done while you are in town for bike week, give me a call on my cell 321-961-8936 and we will try to work you in.

Bike Week Hotels are still available and with no minimum stay. Click here to check out popular bike week destinations.

This will be my last post for a couple of days until I return home to do updates. I’m out of here, see you on the road. Ride safe and enjoy!

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Riding the Volusia County Loop during Bike Week

Posted in Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, Editorial, Florida, Local, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, News, Ormond Beach, Photography, Rides, Volusia County on February 26th, 2007

Photographing motorcycles riding the loop at the curve

If you plan on visiting Florida for Bike Week 2007, be sure to work a ride on the Volusia County Loop into your plans. We will be on the loop photographing riders and their motorcycles on the first Saturday, March 3 between the hours of 1 till 3 pm.

Bikers wave to us as we shoot pictures on the Daytona loop during bike week

We have been taking pictures on the Daytona Loop during Bike Week and Biketoberfest for the past 3 years and enjoy the work and friends we make. You can see our past loop photo galleries by clicking here to visit our Bike Week site.

Volusia County Loop in Ormond Beach, Florida

The Loop is a great motorcycle ride that is enjoyed by the thousands of visitors to the Daytona, Ormond and Flagler Beach area each year during the two big motorcycle events Bike Week and Biketoberfest. The road is two lane paved that has stretches of straight roadway covered with scenic tree canopies provided by some of Florida’s oldest oaks.

The daytona loop s curve

As you ride in deeper into the 23 mile trail known as the “loop” you will encounter some sharp turns and  S curves along the low lying wetlands heavily decorated with natural Florida Palm Trees. The ride stretches out from outer Daytona and into Ormond and Flagler Beach.

The wetlands of the volusia county loop

There are not many places available to stop along the route, so you will want to ride slow to enjoy the view. The few places that allow for bikers to pull over and rest will not be seen until you are right on them, so you will need to keep an eye out for them.

bikers take a break from the ride along the loop

Bikers taking a break during bike week ride on the Daytona Loop.

Picture taken at the lake curve on the bike week loop ride

It can also be very hard for us to find a good spot to take pictures along the loop scenic ride, but we have a few places that we can be found working. One of my favorite places is at what I call the lake curve. The picture above and at the post opening were both taken there. This spot gives me a great camera vantage and angle where I can lay near the road and catch motorcycles as they pass on the curve.

Look for me and my wife as you ride and your picture may be posted in this year’s loop ride photo gallery. Pictures are available for purchase and are shot at a high resolution so that they are suitable for enlarging and framing. See you at Bike Week!

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Bike Night Review – Bar Out Back Sanford, Florida

Posted in Bike Night, Entertainment, Florida, Local, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, News, Opinion, Sanford on February 19th, 2007

This post will be first in a series, as I begin to bring you reviews of my Bike Night visits.

Sanford Bike Night @ Jonny Rotton’s Bar Out Back

Back about a month ago we took a ride out to Sanford, Florida to check out Jonny Rotton’s Bar Out Back for bike night. Thursday nights in Sanford the normally dark and quiet road that winds along Lake Monroe is lit up as groups of motorcycles roll in for bike night. Located a couple of miles off of I-4 and just behind the St. John’s Bar and Grille lies Jonny Rotton’s Bar Out Back where every Thursday between 7 and 10 they have a party under the stars.

Bar Out Back crowded with bikers for bike night in Sanford

We arrived about 7:30 and even though the temperature was a bit low that night, along with dense patches of fog, the place still draws a large crowd. The Bar Out Back is a perfect place to have a bike night with a large area for motorcycle parking, covered tables, several bars and beer tubs and a burnout pit.

Shannon Burke host at Sanford Bike Night

Real Radio 104.1 talk show host Shannon Burke rides his chopper that was recently built by Pit Bull Motorcycles and joins the crowd.

Bar Out Back Burnout Pit

The motorcycle burnout pits were open and smokin for the weekly contest as the crowds cheered in pleasure to watch as bikers burn their rear tire to the rim.

Ground Zero Harley Drag Racing Team Motorcycle

The all Harley drag racing team of Ground Zro had their Harley drag bike on display and are usually on hand during the Thursday night biker event to answer questions.

I found the bike night at Jonny Rotton’s to be a lot of fun with plenty of outdoor space to roam and meet new friends. There are only a few vendors that were set up, so you do not feel like you are at a shopping mall. The combination of the St John’s Bar and Grille with the Bar Out Back works out real well and the drink prices are very reasonable. This is a bike night that I will return to and recommend it to those who are in the Sanford Orlando area.

Remember to drink responsibly, please.

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Daytona vintage racing, part II

Posted in Biker Sites, Daytona Beach, Florida, Links, Local, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, Photography, Racing on February 14th, 2007

Enter Coe’s toy collection

This is part II of my article about Steve Coe and Daytona Vintage Racing. After meeting Steve during bike week, I was invited out to see more of Coe’s toys at his home. Remember from the first article, that these motorcycles used to be kept in the Daytona Beach Klassix Museum.

Daytona Vintage Racing Mobile Museum

After the museum closed, Coe built this mobile museum out of a tractor trailer rig. But this trailer could only house a select few of the collection that Steve Coe has.

Collection of vintage motorcycles

Inside the old barn Steve has converted to store his collection you can see the motorcycles are still packed in for space. Displayed there is a wide variety of motor bikes, race and street motorcycles and trikes.

1938 simplex 90cc

Some of the collection are even set up high along the wall like this 1938 90 cc Simplex surrounded by trophies that Steve Coe has won or been awarded throughout the years.

More motorcycles and a Chevy Nomad

Yet another shot of the opposite corner of the building. For you car and hot rod buffs, take a note of the bright red Chevy Nomad in the background of this photograph.

Engine collection

Shovelhead, panhead and knuckleheads even a collection of engines on the shelves in the den. This room had a huge motor in it. When I asked Coe what it was, he said “oh yea, well that is a engine from a Indy car”. He has race bikes, dirt bikes, street bikes and choppers! The list just goes on and on. Coe sets up his mobile vintage motorcycle museum during Daytona motorcycle events, so be sure to look for him and say hi.

Coe and Vanessa on the Hemi Trike

I’ll end this post with a picture of Steve and Vanessa on the Hemi Trike. Fast! What do you think?

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New ShapeShifting Harley Based Bike

Posted in Announcements, Links, Media, Motorcycle Pictures, Motorcycles, National, News, Press Release on February 8th, 2007

R Bike

Imagine leaving the house with your Motorcycle in “Standard” mode. As you leave the side streets and enter the open highway, you shape-shift into a Cruiser and take the highway out of town. The ride gets long and so for comfort you switch to Touring mode. After many miles, you take an exit onto rural two-lane twisty roads and see a dirt and gravel road on your left, so you shape-shift into an Enduro and take the turn ….

Police Edition
A complete re-think of motorcycle design.
New Robotic ShapeShifting Harley
based Motorcycle.
…. any ride, anytime …. shapeshifts
on-the-fly.

Now, a much safer and more
connected Motorcycle riding experience
that actively adapts to both the
rider and the road.

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1. Regular, Hemi or Diesel

2. Multi-link suspension ON BOTH ENDS !

3. No chain tensioner needed.

4. Six speeds and a reverse.

5. No rusting materials anywhere …. inside or out.

6. Extremely over-engineered to last as long as possible.

7. Center of mass maintained while shape-shifting by shifting the engine.

8. Precisely shapeshifts to exactly mimic each bike style, from Chopper, Cruiser, Tourer, Standard Town bike, Enduro, even Deep Woods.

This motorcycle is still a concept, but production is expected to take place March 2008! You can find out more about these bikes at the R-Bike Web Page.

About the designer: Erik Brinkman is a world renowned industrial designer and innovator. The Smithsonian Institution has asked to do an exhibit of his work.
His work has been featured on the cover of the most prestigious mechanical magazine in the world (American Machinist). He is also featured in McGraw-Hill college textbooks.

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