DAYTONA: THE BASIC ITINERARY

    Date: March 7, 2013

    Fred Rau

    The Basic Itinerary
    In advance of leaving, I always plot out a basic route and schedule that will get me to my destination when I want to be there. Then I leave at least a day, and sometimes two, in advance of that schedule. That’s because bad weather, road construction, illness or mechanical problems could always slow me down, and even if none of that occurs I always know I have extra time in the bank for taking the odd little side road to explore some heretofore unseen part of the country. This year, here’s the basic outbound plan: 

    CATCH THE CAN-AM SPYDER AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

    Date: March 6, 2013

    Can-Am Spyder

    The Can-Am Spyder roadster will be on display at the New York International Auto Show from March 30 to April 7 at the Jacob Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. This year marks the 113th anniversary of one of the world's most important auto events. If you are heading to the show, make sure to make your way up to level four and check out the 2013 Spyder lineup. 

    DAYTONA RIDE 2013

    Date: March 5, 2013

    Fred Rau

    Once More Into The Breach!

    On March 7th I will launch on my annual cross-country trek from California to Florida and back, to attend Daytona Bike Week. This will be, I believe, the 17th time I have made this ride in the past 22 years, on a combination of 15 different makes and models of bikes. Last year was the first time I ever repeated on the same kind of machine, that being the Can-Am® Spyder® RT, and this year I will make that a “three-peat.” The reasons are fairly obvious, but yet may not be what you think.