Daytona Bike Week -- Room sharing?

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  1. Sandalwood

    Sandalwood New Member

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    Hello, everybody!

    Well, the forecast is for sunny skies and mid-70s, so I am intending to pack up and head for Daytona Beach on Friday (3/6/09). The girlfriend is back home (i.e. out of town) so I am free to travel with my trusty steed. I'll be returning home on Sunday.

    This is the last weekend of Daytona Bike Week, and I would love to see the action. The problem? Hotel rooms are ridiculous for one person. :eek: Anyone already there or intending to head down and want to share a room?

    I know there was another thread on the bike week but it was a more general thread. I'm looking specifically for a hotel room split or at least someone that knows a good campsite where I can sleep on the cheap. :thumbsup:
     
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    Are you gonna make it in time for the 200 race?

    I'm not working this month but I just found that out, so no time to plan but was thinking about going.

    Bike is apart right now getting new front end parts though, besides, that's a bit of ride for me. Its pretty far just from here to your place.

    If you want to take your car instead , I could drive down to Chattanoogie and meet up with you, split the costs, I really wanted to catch the 200 race .

    I know its spur of the moment and all, pm me if you want to talk more

    I had given up on the whole thing till I saw your post, just because I couldnt find anyone going and it was so late to be doing it.
     
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    Hmmm...That's a possibility. I was looking to ride because of the weather, and the fact my "nice" car gets pretty horrid gas mileage as well. It's definitely a thought, though, and I will ponder that one.
     
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    No worries Casey, I can definitely understand wanting to ride.

    My bike wont be back on the road by then though, it goes to the shop tomorrow. The 200 race is Mar 6 at 8 pm so I would want to be there by then. It must be 8hrs or so to daytona from your house.

    I could rent us a good mileage car out of Chatanooga

    I have an old Toyota truck with a topper that I use as a daily driver ( not so great mileage) and Momma needs her car cause she's got a dog thing going on that weekend. When I do long trips I usually rent, that way I dont care what happens to the car.....haahaa

    But again dont sweat it, I had given up on it anyway, so if it works out , it would be cool, but I have about a million other things I should be doing......heeehhee
     
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    Hey daytona beach is my hometown, beware those harley riders generally aren't really friendly toward the "rice burners" as they like to call them.

    My recommendation is to book up a hotel a little outside the edge of daytona beach like in ormond beach, port orange, etc... it can be a real pain in the :moonie: to find a hotel that isn't outrageously expensive plus you'll have to deal with a lot of traffic.

    I know that you're intending on going for daytona beach but if you get bored check out new smyrna beach, the downtown is really cool and there are quite a few sights to check out!

    Oh, and make sure to watch your speed. The cops are pretty strict about speed limits especially the 25 mph zones. :mod:

    have fun there! Wish I could come along but i got work.
     
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    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Careful that he doesn't mistakenly reserve a single bed Casey! :spankme:

    :rofl:
     
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    The Llama and I are happily sharing one. He can have the other. :wink:
     
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    If you brought your tent and sleeping bag, try Tomoka Farm road just west of I-95 and Speedway Blvd interchange. Plenty of room in the camp sites along this road. Your Llama will have plenty of room to graze.
     
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    I found it! I found a campground with plenty of openings and good reviews on Google for $20/night per person and no minimum stay. It's 2 miles from the speedway and 7 from Main Street. :thumbsup:

    vfourbear...Feel free to call/text for details if you want to meet.
     
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