The first weekend in January typically is when Thunder By The Bay occurs in Sarasota. Thousands of motorcyclists descend upon downtown. Although this is the 14th annual event, it's the first time I've attended. Let's take stock of the event:
The bikers couldn't mask their excitement to be in Sarasota.
They admired motorcycles...
...and strolled around downtown. (I'm quite certain I was the only one in Ralph Lauren (turquoise tennis sweater) --- but no one seemed to notice or mind.)
We all made our way to lower Main Street where a large stage was erected....
....and The Boneshakers, a Sarasota cover band, belted out some awesome Loverboy and Journey songs.
I stopped bopping and singing long enough to capture this shot of the drummer wailing "Doooon't Stop Belieeeevin!" Great stuff! If you happen to be in the Sarasota area, Thunder By The Bay is still going on tomorrow. Check out the schedule of events, which includes a blessing of the bikes at 9 a.m. By the way, I bumped into two loyal followers, Martin and Pat, who immediately inquired if I was going to post Thunder By the Way on SDP. How nice is that?! Great seeing you. And, thanks for sending so many people to SDP. (I'll mention it during my annual review with management.)