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Old 01-04-2011, 02:51 PM
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Default 2011 Daytona Bike Week Planning

I know it's still couple of months away but I thought I'd start this thread to see if we can plan a group ride down to Daytona BW this year. We can also setup meeting points en route to Daytona as we head south for riders wanting to join the ride from other areas.

We had few of us ride down together last year- Todd, Tim & I. There were few others that rode down from our neck of the woods but we did not get to meet up. We took mostly back roads until we got tired and decided to superslab it with about 50 miles left to Daytona.

I got food poisoning from eating stale clam chowder soup at Wings- DON'T EAT THERE! If you want Wings, go to the old reliable Hooters. Better view anyway IMO. I was OK after half a day of puking!

We demo'd few new bikes, saw a Noob on a Harley crash a brand new Kawi Z1000 while on a demo ride. Camped out at Daytona Speedway- May do that again although this option is open. Drank way too much. Saw bunch of manufacturer booths, hundreds of vendors, visited Mainstreet to look at all the choppers, etc. In summary, a fun week and a great way to kick off 2011 riding season.

Everyone riding down did have heated gear on and it is highly recommended as temperature on last year departure date was still in the low 30's. Almost 500 miles exactly from Charlotte to the Speedway. Easy one day ride!

I've got to get new tires put on my VStrom pig. Last ride to Jonas Ridge finally finished my tire. I may tap Mr. Wanderer13 to assist me if he has the time.

This is the schedule so far. I will add as I find additional events:

Daytona Supercross March 5, 2011
The world's top Supercross riders such as Chad Reed, Davi Millsaps, Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto battle on a tough and demanding course.

Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship March 6 - 7, 2011
The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship will take place on Sunday, March 6 and on Monday, March 7, Carmichael will then host Ricky Carmichael University, a public riding school hosted by the 15-Time AMA National Champion.

AMA Flat Track March 10 - 11, 2011
Daytona International Speedway will host the AMA Pro Flat Track doubleheader on a quarter-mile lime rock track in the West Lot located outside Turns 1 and 2.

Alligator Enduro March 10, 2011

AMA Pro Superbike and Supersport doubleheader Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12
Including the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, which features riders aboard specially modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles

Daytona 200 March 12, 2011
Top riders in AMA Pro Racing battle in America’s most historic motorcycle race.



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