POST- 359….First Bike Day for 2024 by Miserable George

     Well, the first Bike Day of the New Year looked like it MIGHT get rained on, but at the last minute…..the skies turned blue, and the riders started to filter in.

The live band, “Not Just Candi” was wailing away…even had a few dancers….food was being served, along with your favorite adult beverage. The 50/50 winner donated it all back…sorry, I didn’t get his name, but, THANK YOU,SIR…!!!

All in all, it was a pleasant way to wile away the afternoon. My thanks to all the folks who posed for pictures.

Hey, thank a VET today…GOD BLESS you all…hope to see you all next month….

Miserable George

ROSCOE’S CHILI CHALLENGE…2023 by Miserable George

      I met my 3 friends out at Lone Cabbage, and, they led me over the tricky route on out to Roscoe’s Chili Challenge. Happy to say, we got our old spot from last year!!! Setting up the tents was a chore, but we finally did it, and had a bite to eat, before heading out to check the grounds.

Not too crowded yet, but the locals would be filing in tomorrow. Some good local bands started later on, as the crowd grew. The weather was perfect, and we had a good night’s sleep.

Lots more action on Friday…lots of good music. The crowd grew, and the girls were getting frisky, so I was pretty busy with the cameras. We found one of our favorite eating spots as hunger caught up with us. It was nice to see ol’ Roscoe cruising the grounds, usually with a few babes in the golf cart.  The crowd assembled in front of the stage on Friday night, which made for some very “interesting” photos.

Saturday dawned clear and warm for the chili cookers, and cook they did…!!! Lots of chili…some HOT, and some mild. While they cooked,  the biker games were happening…slow race, weeny bite, and out-house races..!! OK, now time to taste all that chili…!!! It didn’t take very long for the crowd to scarf it all up…I stuck to the MILD stuff..!!! Next came the Mini-bike races in which one girl was injured, and left in an ambulance…hope she was OK. I did spend some time resting over at my camp spot, so, I missed a few events…old age is catching up with me!!! Good music all day and into the night. The crowd mingled in front of the stage… there was the paying tribute to our armed forces, and the singing of the National Anthem and a nice display of the American Flag. I checked out the crowd and met several of my old friends. Time now to hit the sack…gotta tear down all the gear and head for home early Sunday.

My THANKS to Roscoe, David, and all who made this event the success it always is…in the TOP TEN Biker Parties in the U.S.

An uneventful trip home with lots of pleasant memories.

Hey, thank a VET today, and may GOD bless you all…

Miserable George

Biketoberfest at Willie’s Tropical Tattoo ChopperTime 2023 by Valgal

Another GREAT old school chopper/bike show in the books for Willie Jones of Tropical Tattoo at the ChopperTime event! The crowd was perfect and so was the weather! Saw friends there old and new from near and far this weekend! Even met a bunch of cool NEW friends! 

Miserable George and I love coming to cover Willie’s twice a year, we would never miss it! 

Best bike show EVER!!!

OK see y’all for Bike Week 2024

 Love y’all, ENJOY! ~ Valgal

Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Chopper time, Biketoberfest 2023 by Miserable George

      Here it is, 2023 Biketoberfest in Daytona…10/19 and the weather is absolutely PERFECT…no better day for Willie’s Chopper Time Show…! ValGal and I rolled in around 11AM, and I started shooting pics of a gorgeous lady… the Publix parking lot, no less!!! I hoped that was an omen of things to come..!!! The crowd was down a bit because it was Biketoberfest…NOT regular Bike Week. We made our rounds, checking out all the custom scoots, and the babes!! Ran into a bunch from Reading, PA. who went to the same party I went to when I lived up north..!!! Like old home week!!!AS the day progressed, the winners lined up to show their bikes up front…ValGal got those shots. I went to the back where there were some nice shadows which made it a bit cooler. All in all, a fabulous event, after which we stopped at Pappas Restaurant for our regular “after Willies” meal…a perfect way to end the day.

Hey, thank a VET today, ride safe, and we’ll see ya’ll next time.

Miserable George & ValGal

Sorry, I never did get the name of the  band…..

BIKE  DAY…POST 359 Oct. 7, 2023 BY Miserable George

     Bike Day on Sat., Oct. 7, 2023 was a huge success(again) for ME anyway!!!! Plenty of beautiful photo opps…! The live band, RADAR RED was sounding off as I arrived at the rear patio of Post 359. The crowd was filtering in…and soon the place was filled up. I had my usual meal,  then started gathering photos  for Old School Biker Magazine. I finally got a pic of Shelly the Bar Maid…out from behind the bar!!!! The 50/50 winner donated back $50 from her winnings…NICE!!! I finally got that gorgeous Keyboard player in the band to pose for a solo shot…!!! The weather was very pleasant all day long, but looked like it MIGHT turn bad by late afternoon, so I called it a day. I believe ValGal headed out for home as well.

Hey, thank a VET today…ride safe…and we’ll see ya next time…

Miserable George & ValGal….