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Monday, April 28, 2008


Going to the Emerald Coast BikeFest is a great way for us to spend our weekend with several friends, old and new, who also share a love, or at least an interest in motorcycles. Many times, these rallies have lots of friends we just haven't met yet!

Harley and I loaded the bikes with enough clothes to last the weekend, some cash in our pocket, and a fully charged digital camera ready to capture some "Kodak Moments". We left Friday after lunch, and made our way south to a little place in Florida called Holt. It was a pretty nice ride through some scenic country side and didn't have any trouble except for a short little rain storm. We just took this opportunity to gas up and get a drink, and were back on the road in about 15 minutes. It only took us about three hours to get there.

When we get to the gates of the event, the Emerald Coast Drag Strip and surrounding property was already buzzing with activity. There were bikers and bikes of all kinds, ATV's and Golf Carts all simultaneously moving around the grounds like a well organized colony of ants. The area for camping was set up in a grid pattern that allowed for traffic to flow easily throughout. It kind of reminded me of being in a small neighborhood in the suburbs, only the homes are all Campers, RV's and tents of all sizes and colors.

We rode past the track and vendor area to go and seek out our friends at the camp site, which is usually way in the back of the camping area. This is good for several reasons, but mostly, it allows us to set up our Campers and RV's (seven this year!) in a circle pattern making our center area great for bike parking, cooking, and congregating with each other throughout the weekend. Also, being this far back has it's advantages with noise levels and privacy. We found our friend Big Ed, who has graciously allowed us to call his Raptor our home away from home. I knew I was in for a great two days when I heard him say as I rode up, "Oh s#@t, here she comes!" I'm the oldest in my family, so I am a big sister to three brothers. Big Ed is like the BIG brother I never had, and he likes to tease me every chance he gets. I try to give back everything he dishes out but, he's just better at it than I am.

To be continued....
This is just the beginning of what I called a great weekend! I have so much I want to share with you, and in the interest of time and read length, I will break down my weekend experience into three part series for you to enjoy. I'll call it the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY! Besides, I've got to sort through my pics, as some are too adult in nature and are not for posting, I also have several pics my friend has to get to me as well. Please stay tuned! Lady R


Dean "D-Day" said...

What is up with you people?! First Joker teases with stories of a tall blonde that he doesn't share pictures of and now you're teasing with adult pictures that you're not going to share?! (What can I say? I'm just a guy.)

Great story though. Looking forward to hearing the rest of it.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Great post Glider Rider!
Can't wait to hear the rest.

Please feel free to e-mail me those pics, you can't share publicly. You can get my e-mail address through my blog profile.
If the pics were good enouh to take, they're good enough to share right?

Talk at ya later,
Mr. Motorcycle

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Glider rider and Harley,


Glad you two had decent weather, less the one short rain spout, and glad you both had a good time and arrived home safely.

Mr. Motorcycle

Rick said...

looks like a good time.

Maggie said...

..he he he.. Adult in Nature :)

Sounds like you all had a great time! It is fun to have someone like BigEd that you can give and take crap from all in good natured ribbing!

Looking forward to the rest of your weekend report!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Sorry Dean, I didn't say I wouldn't share, I just can't post! Let me know if you want me to email you anything.

Mr. M...you got it! And yes, the weather was great! We were very fortunate.

Thanks Rick, I'll be sharing soon with more stories and pics.

Maggie...I love Big Ed, and I wouldn't have it any other way. My hubby and I would do anything for him, he would do the same for us!

Ann said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Can't wait for the pics!

I brought my camera on our ride this weekend, and never took one pic! Damn!

mrs road captain said...

Oh, you definitely can't tease about pics like that, LadyR!!

FLHX_Dave said...

Yeah, your back! I can't wait for the picts and the encounters. Hmmm...I think my profile is on my profile. I need picts! Or you can just upload them on flick'r and set a password. C'mon, I have been waiting for this. Don't be a "blog" tease. Put out!

FLHX_Dave said...

I meant "my email is on my profile", lol, see I am just all excited to hear about this thing.

Dean "D-Day" said...

You folks are ALWAYS welcome to email me pics or other things. My email link is in my blogger profile.

"Joker" said...

I'll echo the prior comments. You know Joker loves to see the wild side. Sure, email what you can't post. Looks like you and Harley had a great time and got home safe. Don't get much better than that.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Man I love biker chicks!
Thanks for the pics!

Ronman said...

Great start LadyR. Was this section titled or do we still have three in the making? Oh and feel free to email me anytime ma'am. For just a little while I thought you were gonna actually camp in a tent. You had me going there until the Raptor swept down and snuggled you up.


Lady Ridesalot said...

Ya'll, I feel like a one legged man in a butt kicking contest this week. I am trying to get my posts ready, because we are going off again this weekend to Thunder Beach in PC. So much to do, so little time!

Ronman, I did my time in the tents. I feel like I graduated up to comfortable camping, for sure!