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Friday, November 13, 2015

Nov 13: Friday @ Port Dover

Friday, the 13th! Didn't even realize it, until I sat down at my desk this morning. Didn't hear anything on the radio either, so I guess most folks have finally realized that, it is just another day. Most folks, but not those citizens of Port Dover, Ontario, a little resort town/fishing port about an hour or so south west of Toronto.........


Years ago some bikers (and don't take that description the wrong way) decided that, it would be good idea to ride on down to PD on Friday the 13th. That was in 1981 and the tradition grew, so that now on a very nice Summer's day, one can count well over a hundred thousand spectators and thousands of motorcycles taking in the "action". 

 

That's on a nice Summer's day, but this tradition is not just seasonal, as bikes and their riders show up on every Friday the 13th, regardless of the time of year or the weather. Not in big numbers, mind you, but they are there just the same. Don't believe me?

 

Ok, so I don't know about the authenticity of the top photo, but I hope you get my point. Which is the better place to be, on the bike or in the sidecar? Probably on a day like that, neither. But on a November day like today, which is overcast with light rain and about 7 degrees Celsius, you can still count on several dozen riders showing up. It's a tradition after all!

But in the Summer, all types of bikes and bikers show up for the show, which has been called, the "biggest single day motorcycle event in the world". Single day, is the key here, as Daytona Bike Week and Sturgis go on for several days. Even Ontario's finest trot out their finest rides......


The real show though, is in the variety of machines and their riders. Let your imagination go wild.......



And please don't think that I'm picking on blondes, it's just that these fine ladies had a great combo of bike and attire. Shrinking violets? I don't think so.

Picture a bike and it will show up........


Even some creation with a thumping V8 powerplant between the riders legs.......


Now, that would be some wild ride!

So, if you are into motorcycles and haven't yet been to Port Dover on Friday, the 13th, for Pete's sake, put it on your bucket list. And don't worry, if your time runs out before you can get on down there, as there is a way to make one last trip, before the earth covers you over.........


Friday, the 13th - good luck!

Until next time.......



1 comment:

  1. It's interesting how an event is hatched. A bunch of people gather together and have a good time, and the event gets a title. Then it becomes a regularly attended event. Then there's places like Hollister, California, where the media, looking for something to sensationalize, killed the event with a bunch of negative publicity. I, for one, would like to attend an event like this, even if it was only once. Maybe some time down the road...

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