Friday the 13th - Port Dover Comin' Up!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by kruzuki, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. kruzuki

    kruzuki Gear in the Machine

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    Some love it, some hate it, but it's arguably the single biggest one day motorcycle gathering in the world.

    As far as I'm concerned, anywhere that thousands of bikes of all kinds show up, I wanna be there!
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  2. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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  3. kruzuki

    kruzuki Gear in the Machine

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    C'est moi!

    But only on Fridays, and only when it falls on the 13th, and only in Port Dover. The rest of the year, I just ride.
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  4. PeterTrocewicz

    PeterTrocewicz Long timer

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    I've never been to the rally, even though I used to live a lot closer to Port Dover than I do now
    I was challenged on that one Friday 13th by another rider at a gas station. I told him I was headed the opposite way, 2 up for a week at a cottage. He told me I wasn't a "real biker". I told him I'm just not a lemming.
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  5. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    Been there; done that. Went on the 13th of January one year. All in the first few years because I knew and still have contact with a couple of the original organizers. Can't be bothered now; mostly pirates and cops there and non riding tourists out to gawk at the "BIKERS" Now that the cops and bureaucrats have managed to evict the bikes from downtown and the beach/pier area ( for "safety" reasons..they obviously have never been to Daytona or Sturgis) I think it will die a slow death.
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  6. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Like everything wrong with Ontario these days, the dregs of Toronto infect everywhere like a cancer, ruining pretty much anything.

    Even Thong Man didn't bother to show up.
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  7. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Was there a few yrs back, it was in Aug I believe. I'm not much for parades and pirates, but I thought it was pretty cool. I hung a hammock near the legion between a couple posts on the play, jungle swing setup.

    It was fun to take in...

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