Friday, March 7th arrived bright and beautiful ~ however we were under a tornado watch at 7AM and we had a strong weather front due to move through sometime in the afternoon. Our guests had gone back out the night before, we weren't going to wake them up, we'd let them play on their schedule.
Our original plan was to go to a Motorcycle Swamp Meetat the Daytona Flea Market. As the morning wore on and we watched the front approach, we decided to keep it close to home. Our guests needed Iron Horse shirts so we'd run over there and see how things went.
I checked the radar and the storms seemed a good two hours away as we left the house, well no sooner did we park our bikes at the Iron Horse then the heavens open up with lightning tearing across the sky... Here ~ see for yourself!
Oh, the Iron Horse has a Burn Out Pit right next to where we parked and of course someone had to try it. (Its better to ruin ones tires in the rain) You can't see the bike in the photo but you can see the smoke he causes and boy did it stink!
We don't mind riding in the rain, but we don't want to stand around in it!
Lots of folks dancing!
And yes, the Ice Cream Man From Hell was there..
This was the first time I had actually seen him at the Iron Horse even tho he is there every year.
After we finished our beer we decided to head back to our little local bar.. and wouldn't you know it?
Here came the rain again, only this time it didn't want to let up. We finally decided to make a run for it, it was just down the road. No big deal. My girlfriend the bartender laughed when she saw the first drowned rat (me) walk in the door so I gave her a nice big wet hug :) We had so much fun that afternoon, and here are some of the photos I took there...
Notice the TV is showing a warning for Volusia County? That was just good timing on my part, I couldn't see the TV from where I was sitting. I believe it was for a Tornado Watch or it could have been a severe Tstorm Warning. I was actually trying to zoom in on the TV to see what part of Florida they were showing on the radar...
Little Bit ~ The Babe Magnet!
This is me (GASP!) with one of our house-guests from New Jersey.
We were mistaken for sisters a couple times, so I asked the bartender to get a picture for us. We had never met before Bike Week, but I hope she comes back with our other friend! (and cooks some sauce!)
This was by far the most fun we had during Bike Week. Now, I can't show you a lot of the photos I took either. No one let the 2.5 inches of rain get to them, we just took it as 1 rainy day in the middle of a beautiful week.
Hope ya'll can come and join us next year!