Now, how did that BMW get in there? Actually, this rally does not restrict it's members just to Goldwing bikes. A lot of people are members who own other brands of bikes because the insurance is so good. And, during the Goldwing rallys they make a special effort to include the other bikes in their contests.
This one has his tarp thrown over the riding portion of his bike. It is spitting rain on and off at this point.
You can see the colorful way some of these bikers dress. You can also see the amount of room they have in the trailers they are towing.
Here's a little closer picture of the trailer on the bike from Arkansas. Chrome everywhere. Notice the horseshoes on either side of the back of the trailer.
This couple is also from Arkansas and are friends of my friends from Arkansas. You can see the Arkansas State flag on one side of the back of the bike and the U.S. flag on the other.
The birds on the beach are sensing that a storm is in the making. These particular birds are called Skimmers. They are larger than sea gulls.
This one is very similar to my bike. But, mine is a little dressier, having designs all around. I'll place my bike in the last picture in this series.
Patriotic pants. And, you can see how stormy the weather is getting. We are right on the beach. The wind is really causing some serious whitecaps.
This particular Holiday Inn is considered the informal headquarters for this rally. It is located adjacent to where the vendors are set up. And, as you can see, it is right on the beach.
This trailer is from my home state (not where I live now) and features an Arkansas Razorback. The razorback is the team logo for the University of Arkansas football team.
The artists at the show even get commissioned to paint some of the cars at the show. This VW is kind of cute.
Flags are everywhere. This guy wants to cover all of his bets. He is flying both the U.S. flag and the Confederate flag from the Civil War. Obviously a Johnny Reb.
This is a brand new Goldwing. You can tell by the different lights, and some line changes. The monkey seems to like it :)
A lot of the riders have 'rider buddies' who are 'always' with them. Here is the famous 'Taz' as in Tazmanian Devil of course.
When you see these bikes at night, they are lit up like a Christmas tree. It's really hard on the alternators, however. I've already had to work on mine.