As the weather gurus peered into their Magic 8 Ball, the long term forecast did not look good for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, but hurricane Ana was soon downgraded to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression. No lives were lost and no vendor tents were blown down, but it was enough to keep the J&P Cycles crew from opening one day at the beginning of the rally.
No matter how bad the weather is people are still going to come to bike rallies, because there’s a certain electricity in the air that’s hard to describe, be it the camaraderie of likeminded individuals, the party atmosphere, the ability to buy what you want for your motorcycle and have it installed or just the journey to get there. Whatever it is, “if you build it they will come.” It didn’t take long for the rain to move out and the sunshine and cool ocean breeze to move in.
This is my third year working the rally here and from what I see it’s only getting bigger and better. I’m looking forward to next year’s rally, because you just can’t take it all in like we all try for. #WanderingSparrow