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post #1 of 26 Old 07-01-2007, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Friday 13th July.. Port Dover anyone?

Do any of you want to head down to Port Dover on Friday 13th this July?

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post #2 of 26 Old 07-01-2007, 06:42 PM
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I'm not much for crowds, have fun though and take some pics.

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They allow non-Strom owners? Ugh! No thanks.

I have several riding friends who are keen to go and keep urging me. But, actually, I have the same reaction to crowds as does The Shepherd.

I certainly wouldn't mind meeting up with Strom-troopers up north (I live downtown TO). You guys get together sometimes? Could go for run to, oh, Port Hope or somewhere along Hwy. 2. I like that road (but only driven on it). Anyway, back to Port Dover . . . sorry.

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I'm not a big crowd guy myself, but I like to try different things and do different experiences. I have never experienced Friday the 13th at Port Dover so I thought I should do it at least once in my life.

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You should go..... Make sure you bring a little dough for the pulled pork sandwiches... they usually set up down by the Tim Horton's. It's the cruiser crowd, for sure, but there's something pretty cool about 10,000 bikes all in the same place at the same time.

See you there... I'll be the Silver K3 parked "hiding" between my buddies cruisers....

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Do any of you want to head down to Port Dover on Friday 13th this July?
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I'll be there, but I'm working in Toronto that day and not sure what time I'll be able to get away.

There's going to be A LOT of people in Dover this time!

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Agree evryone should make Port Dover on Friday the 13th at least ONCE. I actually met Peter Beens on Friday the 13th in January of 06

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You should go..... Make sure you bring a little dough for the pulled pork sandwiches... they usually set up down by the Tim Horton's. It's the cruiser crowd, for sure, but there's something pretty cool about 10,000 bikes all in the same place at the same time.

See you there... I'll be the Silver K3 parked "hiding" between my buddies cruisers....

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i'll be there. going with a group of 3 to 10, depending on moods. thanks for the pulled pork advice. i'll pass it on. any other hints? it's my first.
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There's a place on the main drag that has nice frosty beer, but it's usually packed, and Hey! You're on a bike anyhow. Don't plan on doing anything else that day, it takes up to an hour or more to get in, and sometimes the same to get out (The OPP is bustin' their asses that day, I tell ya), and plan on a half hour wait or more for ANYTHING in town (Like the Tim Hortons)

Oh yeah, and if you ever wanted to buy anything black and leather, you're in the RIGHT place..... There's a huge swapmeet type thing going on in the park area.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot... They sell these cool little Port Dover "patches" that you'll see some guys wearing (some guys will have 20 or more) with the date on it. I don't collect them every time, but I do have my first dover one from 03 I think, and it's a pretty cool keepsake. They're 5 bucks.

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Hmmm, haven't been to Port Dover since 1982, got a helluva sunburn but had an excellent ride on my Seca 650. Mabey I can talk my two stepsons into going as they've never been to a big bike bash. They're both squidly sport bike types with massive testosterone poisoning, should be right their alley.
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