I for one, was not impressed with the sideshow... I mean block party... I HATED the fact that it messed up the main thoroughfare that I have loved walkin Friday and Saturday nights. I loved the sights and sounds. And meeting up with other enthusiasts and talking bout their rides and making new friends.
Maybe just maybe, it would have been better if there were better posted routes to get up and around that debacle. But now that it's been moved, I'm a bit happier about it. Call me selfish but I felt like I was paying, however indirectly for everyone to have a blast those two nights and it kinda bothered me. Didn't like that much.
But, and here is the big but, Americade had their ears to the tracks this year and heard a lot of what Americader's had said this past year and improved upon it. I must admit, up to this year, it did feel a bit like suggestions or complaints may have been falling on deaf ears. So I am happy to kno w we were heard, and that things changed, primarily for the better.
They say motorcycling as a whole is dying. I wish that weren't true. I personally find it hard to believe. So I am hoping this years ralley will make that worry a thing of the past. Last year was a rough year for our group, but we are returning, and positive that this will be one of the better years. I might even take a walk through the block party this year. Who knows.... I might even like it!!
I can't wait to see all my Americade comrades!! I always look forward to seeing bikes in a parking lot and realizing my motorcycle buddies are here!!
So here's to 2019!!