10. Attend Any Races


For me, racing is what Daytona Bike Week is all about. I could happily go to Bike Week and do nothing but attend the various racing events and leave feeling that the week was a huge success. Unfortunately, I was in Daytona for work and not pleasure, and the boss-man said I had leave before most of the racing began. Actually, I could’ve attended the Supercross races, but I was scheduled to attend another event.

Whatever kind of racing you fancy (dirt, pavement, legal, or illicit), it’s happening at some point during Bike Week, but my all-time favorite event has to be the Daytona 200. This sprint race disguised as an endurance event is a sight to behold in person. Standing on the bottom of the banking watching the racers fly by high over your head, allowing you to see how the G-forces force them down on the tanks while fighting the turbulence from nearby bikes can’t be replicated on TV.

  • Starmag

    Hah, you pimped The Drumpfald anyway. Like anyone who gets out of the red and blue clown cars would be any better/different.


    Your disappointment that it’s a low brow affair is obvious. It must be your first time because that’s what it’s been for a long time. ( Am I talking about elections or Daytona? You decide!).

    • spiff

      Not the best conversation for a bike site, but if you say the pledge of allegiance you’ll realize democracy is a sales pitch.

      • spiff

        Side note, just because a group is a democracy doesn’t mean they are held to a moral scale. Pirates were one of the more successful democracies in history. 🙂

  • Jim

    Hey, Evans, maybe next year you could report from Burning Man and then provide us a ‘tribal’ comparative analogy. I know they both have parades, ride bikes, and show flesh, but they do it very differently. I’m sure you and the team could point out some pretty humorous similarities.

    • spiff

      Yeah you could all ride off beat bikes. The new duel sport RE etc.

  • Bob Dragich

    11. Punch a cop.

  • Mahatma

    Boob-flash is never a bad thing if the subject is below 50!I insist you remove your purse from your paraphernalia,Evans!;)

  • Me

    So, why’d ya go?