Originally Posted by Crestwood330
My dad has invited me to Bike Week in Daytona. He is coming down from NJ and I will be riding down from AL.
I'm seeking advice from BMW riders that have been down to Bike Week in Daytona. I have heard BMW has offered guided demos on a few bikes and hosts other events during the week. Looking for other BMW related stuff to do also.
Any advice for first timers to Bike Week would be appreciated.
I'm riding a 2005 K1200LT down, anything to be mindful of on the K itself?
Also posted this in the Chit-Chat:
We've got a group riding down from B'ham leaving on Tuesday morning the 7th(not sure exact time) and returning on Sunday the 12th. We'll probably take the same route as last year...Hwy 280 through Alex City/Auburn to Columbus, GA then Hwy 83 through Albany over to Waycross, down through J'ville on Hwy 1 and pick up I-95 from there. We usually wind up staying in St. Augustine the first night, then get up and ride the rest of the way in the next morning. IIRC, we're staying at the Quality Inn in Ormond Beach Wednesday 'til Sunday.
We did the Interstate run (I-20/I-75/I-10/I-95) the year before and much prefer the new route. It onlky adds about an hour to the trip, but is much more scenic and you don't get white line fever.
You're more than welcome to hitch along with us. So far we've got 6 definite (Road King, Heritage Softail, Road Star, Concours, and me on the VFR), and one possible (he might trailer down his Aprilia RSV-R). I rode the LT last year and it was great on the trip down/back...I just hated riding it in traffic once I got there. I'll see how the VFR does this year (so far my longest trip has been 700 miles over two days...this'll be that same mileage one way).
We usually walk the vendor area on Beach street at least one day (and usually a second), go to the Supercross and Road Races, and hit Main Street a few nights. Another usual hang out is the Ocean Deck, and there's an Italian restaurant further south near Dunlawton Ave. that we eat at one night. Another tradition was Park's Seafood, but it was closed last year and we were told by Mr. Parks that it was slated to to be razed and have condos built on the lot by this year (bummer).