Monday, June 9, 2014

PORT DOVER, ONTARIO

“SOMEBODY” sure has been getting lazy lately with the Blogging huh !!

Only THREE posts in the entire month of May.

This post was drafted WEEKS ago so here it is now…..finally.

My friend Byron mentioned in the Comments recently that the area I’m in right now is great for motorcycle riding – and it sure is.

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But this day it was too cold (for me anyways) to ride the bike so I decided to take a drive to the beautiful little Town of Port Dover.

The thing that Port Dover is mostly known for is the motorcycle rides to there on Friday the 13th – regardless of what month it is in.

“The Friday the 13th tradition started in 1981. Chris Simons and approximately 25 friends, through word of mouth, got together at the Commercial Hotel {The Zoo}, now known as Angelos of Dover.

It was in November and it was Friday the 13th. They had such a good time they decided they should do it every Friday the 13th. And so the tradition was born.  Every Friday the 13th thereafter, the number of people coming to the event has increased.”

Here are a few pictures I got off the Internet from a ‘normal’ Summer Friday the 13th…

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It’s all two lane country roads around here passing through one little Town after the next.

I love the fact that Ontario is getting into solar and wind energy.  I’m seeing more and more farms with huge banks of solar panels and lots of those wind turbines around.  Nothing like Arizona and California of course but at least they are starting.

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What are these ?

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I also like the fact that Ms. Daisy can be turned into a ‘convertible’ with just the flick of a knob.  I did have the heat on though !!

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Entering the little Town.

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Not a whole lot of people around but there were a few…

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This Beach area will be swarming with people by now.

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Lake Erie…

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And YES, They even have a (small) Harley Davidson store.  With all the bikers that visit this little Town they’d be foolish not to have one.  And GASP, I didn’t even go in !!

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Most years there are at least two “Friday the 13th’s” and often three.  This year however there is only ONE – this Friday – June 13th.

Am I going to be there ?  NOT !  I can’t even fathom the crowds that will descent on this little Town and the back up in traffic.  No, I’ll wait until another weekend (when there still will be plenty of fellow riders there) to enjoy a nice bike ride there.

I picked up something for lunch and sat in the car by the Beach…

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It was a VERY windy day and this IDIOT decided to take his boat out…

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He was really struggling against the waves and most of the time the nose of the boat was straight up in the air.  He wasn’t long coming back !!

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11 comments:

  1. Good to hear from you. Way too cold to be out on the bike in my humble opinion. And the idiot taking his boat out in that wind. I wouldn't go anywhere near that place with all those people. Not my idea of fun.

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  2. We used to have a convertible when we lived in Texas. We had that top down more when it was new and less the longer we owned it. In Texas it was too hot to have it down in the summer and too cold in the winter even with the heater on.

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  3. That is a nice small town to visit, And you can get some excellent Lake Erie Perch there at the restaurants. Also a Nice drive along Lake Erie to Long Point, Port Burwell, Port Stanley small towns on the lake taking the paved back roads.

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  4. Even though we don't have a bike Kathy and I mistakenly went to Port Dover on a Friday 13th with the truck. By the time we figured out what was happening it only took us two hours to get out of town.
    In my working days many of my coworkers would always miss work every Friday 13th. They had the Port Dover Flu.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  5. Hi Sass. You've been under the radar for sure. Hope all is well. I do plan to take in a Port Dover 13th some day.

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  6. That's interesting about the Friday the 13th bike ride, but I can't imagine being there for it. WAAAAAY too many people! All the bikes in the center of street remind me of Georgetown, CA the night before Jeepers Jamboree begins. All the Jeeps are in town and lined up in the middle of the street ready to go the next morning. Lots of fun, so maybe the motorcyclists are having a blast, too. :)

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  7. Those whatsits are power poles carrying all that wind power to where it needs to go. I used to like festivals like the Friday the 13th ride but now they just feel like mobs. Makes me realize how old I am.

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  8. You are not alone to be lazy posting. Laugh. But it was good reading something from you again. Enjoy the summer!

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  9. hey...... miss your bloging...

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  10. D....its time to start posting....your readers are getting ansy...............

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  11. does anyone know what happened to Sassy..?

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