This is the second in a series of posts about Myrtle Beach Bike Week and my experience as a first timer.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week – motorcycles, music, people, bars (some only in business during bike week / 2-3 weeks per year) and restaurants – so many sites to see and things to do. I was there for less than 48 hours and still managed to walk on the beach, log some miles on the bike, listen to fun music, enjoy good food and drink, and spend time with great friends.
People watching is a favorite activity. Find a rocking chair, a beer, and watch the bikes and people go by.
The problem I had with the rows of rocking chairs is that they were lined up right in front of where I had to back the bike into a long line of bikes. Do you know how unnerving that is? Angle the bike wrong and the whole row goes down … or at least that was my fear. Knowing everyone was watching made me even more nervous. Deciding to make a positive out of a potential negative, I jokingly asked the crowd for a little love. Everyone began to cheer and clap and I backed in without problem. Phew!
Once the bike was parked, I was able to grab a cold one, hang with my friends and get down to some serious people watching.
Juli and I with our multi-tatted friend
Then there are the bikes! The models, colors, styles, and sheer individuality of them would keep you busy for hours.
Of course for me, the best part was having an unplanned, extra day off from work and using it to spend time on the bike and with friends. It was a fabulous mini-vacation!
Next Post: The Music, Bars, and Restaurants