Biking....as in riding a motorcycle for both sport and leisure.
It's a hobby for some, a passion for others....and a complete LIFESTYLE for some real diehards that, should you ever go to Bike Week and see them for yourself, will definitely provoke feelings of nostalgia for those old, carefree days when California was a golden destination and Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild " was every biker's personal anthem.
Municipal Marina Restaurant
When we got to Daytona (spring 2004) we called our friend Charlie who was at Caribbean Jacks. He was going to come over and take us to a restaurant. But his car was blocked in (by patrons of the restaurant at his marina), so he rode his motorcycle over to our marina and met us at this restaurant which was brand new and had just opened.
We ate out on the patio, which was a little chilly later on (the photo of us that I took in the mirror is in the collage) I had the Queens Cut prime rib (lower left of collage) for $15.95. It came with a garden salad, rice (which I had) or garlic mashed potatoes and vegetable. Bob had the Exchange Caeser salad with shrimp ($10.95), and Charlie had the pan seared salmon ($15.95). I had fried cheesecake for dessert ($4.95). Iced tea or coke was $1.95@
Service was a little disconnected, but they had only been open for 2 or 3 days. They have live music and dancing.
The bill for the three of us without the tip or Charlie's drink was $57.14.
Best way to enjoy the sun fun and sand in daytona!
"THE OCEAN DECK"
Every time I visit daytona I make sure I not only go to the Ocean Deck, but get a hotel within walking distance because I rarely leave!
Its right on the ocean, with two dining rooms for formal events or casual drinking and dancing
service is great and food is even better. Good for hung over days like nachos and wings, but at night thier blacked mahi is fantastic!
"NIGHTLIFE AND DANCING"
The Ocean deck was open any hour of the day I wanted to go out. They play live entertainment and there is dancing all night until they close which i believe was around 3 am! Nothing in Daytona stays open later in this perfect location, why would you want to go anywhere else??
Bike Week in Daytona, Florida
Every year, usually during the first two weeks in March, bikers from everywhere descend upon Florida with a purpose.
I still haven't quite figured out just what that purpose is, but it seems to be posing, playing, purchasing and probably most importantly - fellowshipping.
Yes, easy riders from everywhere congregate in Daytona once a year - to exchange information and passions on motorcycle riding, to score the best deals on bikes and bike-related gear, and to watch and be watched by all.
This phenomenon is called "Bike Week", and it makes for some of the strangest, most hilarious people-watching ever. It's a mecca for exhibitionists, VietNam veterans, hippies who never left the 70s, yuppies who are interested in the latest motorized products, and just people looking to have a good time in a place known for its biker-friendly atmosphere.
It's a culture unto itself...a little bit like Mardi Gras, but without the beads and dubloons. You can either participate in it, or remain an innocent bystander.
Either way, it's something to behold and is worth seeing at least once in your life.
Oh yeah --- leave the kids at home.
This one is definitely not "G" rated.
The Human Canvas - album 3
It seems that body art is more popular than one might expect. No doubt that you need a lot of confidence and a touch of exhibitionism in order to pull this off and feel comfortable.
I wonder how many people have given this a try? I can personally say that non-professional body painting is something I've tried with more than one gf and it has been a hit each & every time. For even more fun, try tossing an old white sheet on the ground as you paint each other and let the experience unfold. Besides creating artwork on each other, your sheet will become a canvass recording some of the fun you've shared. Later you can look back and see colorful reminders of this expressive experience.