Thursday, February 26, 2009


Myrtle Beach alienates bikers as Daytona smartly offers its welcome

Dig it.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bike Week starts February 27 in Daytona Beach and, despite the downturn in the economy, officials expect this year to be big.

It did not look like this [lots of bikes and people shown in video] on Main Street this time last year and Myrtle Beach may have something to do with it. It has a Bike Week in May, but there is now a strict new set of rules; you have to wear helmets, eye protection, partying is frowned upon -- and bikers said they don't want to deal with it.

Many of the bikers that gave Myrtle Beach a miss have descended upon Daytona Bike Week more than seven days early, apparently to make up for lost fun. Behold a great example of free-market economics.

I wonder if Myrtle Beach will demand a bailout from our out-of-control federal government as a result of this. It certainly worked for the auto industry.

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