It's hard to recap almost two weeks of a wild and crazy event into a short blog post and to be honest, some of it we don't remember (thanks to Indian's open bar party) but we will do our best and let the photos pick up the slack.
Being from Central FL, Daytona is just a short hour ride away so starting our Bike Week early to shoot with Michael Lichter for Easyriders Magazine wasn't a problem at all. We got to ride with the Rossmeyer sisters, Moffit Motors, Bill Dodge and even Jim Root from Slipknot was on the ride. It was a fun day of riding through the Spanish Moss covered trees on "the loop" and dodging tourist and getting sandy riding on the beach.
We work with pretty amazing people and when it was time to shoot the Hot Leathers campaign they let us have our way with it which included a ton of riding while Michael Lichter captured it all. We went straight from the MDA ride to shooting on Main Street, Riding the Loop, Riding on the Beach, Eating Tacos and hanging at the Iron Horse.
Bill Dodge trows a party every year and it's one not to miss. As always it was great but the best part with getting a chance to meet with Motor Maid Gloria Struck. Gloria started riding in 1941 and still rides thousands of miles a year. She said her goal is to be riding when she's 100. Turning 91 years old and celebrating 70 years as a Motor Maid, Gloria has been titled as "The matriarch of women riders". She certainly is ours and spending this little bit of time chatting about what it was like to be a woman rider at a time when there were so few, meant the world to us. It's women like Gloria and groups like the Motor Maids that did all the hard work to make groups like ours and riders like you possible.