Port Dover Ontario Friday the 13th.

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  1. 99p38a

    99p38a Been here awhile

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    Anyone going to Port Dover for Friday the 13th? I am heading from Michigan Thursday and coming back Friday or Saturday night.

    http://www.pd13.com/
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  2. GB

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  3. Oldschoolorange

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    I usually go but I am working on afternoons so I will be heading up bit later than usual
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  4. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    I was thinking about going (never been).
    I'm coming from a different direction, though.

    I don't know what to expect - If I go, I'd just show up mid-afternoon and walk around?
    'zat it?

    Would I be out of place with a ginormous dual sport? (not that I would care).
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  5. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    No Buddy, you'd be out of place on a small Dual Sport.

    It is quite the spectacle and I would guess the turnout will be massive.

    There is some fairly nice riding along the Grand River once you get tired of the crowd.

    Show up Dirty
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  6. KTMER

    KTMER On roads less travelled

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    Fiance and I rode through there on Monday, first time I've been there in 10-12 years, never on a bike. It was the holiday Monday and it was a zoo, totally insane, after that experience don't think I'd ever go back when it's even busier, after going around the block twice to find a parking spot we had a quick bite to eat and got out of there. We did get a lot of strange looks though from the pirates who were all over the place.
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  7. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Really - can you imagine me on a small dual sport? Ha ha

    Good idea taking a messy route there. seems like a good excuse to start a weekend early.

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  8. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    Please take pics so those of us who have moved away can see the sights. My first PD13 was just after I started riding in 01 and I didn't miss one until I moved to Ab in 06. I'm planning on getting out for a ride here in Ab on Friday The 13th :thumb
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  9. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    (a look at what happened last year)

    Conformity creates confusion at Port Dover

    Nov. 13, 2009, Port Dover, Ontario – Thousands of bikers were left stranded today at the latest Port Dover Friday 13th gathering. Many simply could not find their motorcycles to ride home because most parked in the small Ontario fishing village were of the exact same model, style and color. Nick Burns, standing in frustration next to a Harley admittedly not his own said, “This is the fourteenth one I’ve tried to put my key into. I had no idea there were going to be this many identical bikes here.” Another rider, Al Amundson, clearly agitated by the situation added, “Next time I’m going to remember just where I parked. Or maybe get a scooter. This is ridiculous.” Vendors at the event held every Friday the 13th for the past 28 years were doing brisk business especially those offering customizing. One such proprietor, Gene Saks suggested, “This clearly shows the importance of making your bike stand out more. Look at all the fringe, skulls and flames in this place. Talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack.” Port Dover town officials were concerned many motorcycles would need to be left overnight or at least until most of the crowd were able to locate theirs. Local police were ready to discourage any random hotwiring. Sandra Marko, sitting on her already running bike, had a solution. “I just keep this long-stemmed plastic daisy sticking out my tailpipe. Works every time.”
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  10. Oldschoolorange

    Oldschoolorange Adventurer

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    LOL it was not that bad, Get there early or you might be waiting to get into town, If you get bored of dover Turkey point has lots of offroad trails right nearby.
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  11. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    LOL! :lol3 :lol3
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  12. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    I though a Tiger was a small dirt bike when I saw you on it. :augie.




    I'm thinking of dropping by the pirate fest. I may even ride the HD to try and blend in. :evil This one is in prime riding season so should be crazy......but it also coincidences with the annual pirate fest in Sturgis........that could have some impact I suppose :dunno


    We should try and stake out and ADV corner somewhere....any pointers?


    We shoudtry and stake out an ADV
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  13. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    The tiger is a small bike.

    And the caponord is flickable.

    :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

    I'm not sure yet, but I would like to see PD13 sometime - might as well be this year - more time on my hands - and taking a day here or there when I think I need it (which is often). When you're on salary, banked vacation time is worth shit unless you use it.

    If you're planning to be there, Scott - PM your cell number and I'll try to catch up if I make it.

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  14. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Post or PM some more details?
    Sounds like fun.

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  15. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Well I will be there real early but I doubt I could hold a big enough spot for any length of time, but all it would take would be a few fresh and wet muddied bikes to leave a mark and keep a good spot free of clean and polished pirate ships. :rofl
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  16. 99p38a

    99p38a Been here awhile

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    I would be interested in a little ADVriding as well. Keep me posted if a group forms.
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  17. Oldschoolorange

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    If you go South through Dover on 6 and then onto 24 you take a left at turkey point road, you can pick up trails all along there. It is mostly all sand and there are some tighter ones through the bush but I have been there a few times on the klr and have not had any real problems.
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  18. MR X

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    I am going !:norton

    Be on my Busa or my URAL :clap :clap
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  19. Oldschoolorange

    Oldschoolorange Adventurer

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    Do they make a TKC-80 to fit the busa?
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  20. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Yes, but only after you extend the swingarm say, 12" or so.
    Those crazy busa extended swingarms make me laugh.




    almost as much as pirates do.

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