Published Oct 18, 2021 by Rick Cundiff
Good news from Daytona Beach. Things are beginning to get back to normal.
My lovely bride and I paid a visit last weekend to see how Biketoberfest was going this year. Wow! The sounds of rumbling cruisers and buzzing sport bikes, the woofer and tweeter of the biker world, filled the air.
Streets were jammed with bikes, trikes, scooters, sidecars and Slingshots (those three-wheeled thingies with two wheels up front). Traffic moved slowly, when it moved. The occasional lane-splitter breached the calm with a little extra challenge.
In other words, it was a typical Daytona Beach Biketoberfest. Lots of noise, neon, and ringing cash registers. And that’s good news.
Don’t take my word for it. We asked one local merchant how things were going. He replied that they were looking great, like old times. At times, it even looked as busy as the spring’s Bike Week, a much bigger event, he said.
That’s a solid sign that folks are ready to get back to living life outside the bubble. With increased vaccination, proper social distancing and a fair amount of common sense, it seems the worst of the current Covid-19 surge could be over.
Things aren’t completely back to normal yet, and likely won’t be for a while. Some restaurants are still takeout-only, and many bars allow outside seating only as well. But it’s an encouraging sight.
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