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2008 Biketoberfest Photo Gallery

Pictures from Biketoberfest 2008 in Daytona Beach

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With only 14 feet of wall there's little room for error in the 'California Pursuit Race.'
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Sandra D. married into the California Hell Riders and now has eight years of experience riding a Harley Hummer in the Wall of Death show.
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The late night Biketoberfest crowd at the Iron Horse Saloon packs the show. Smiles are universal.
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Family togetherness: Sandra D. and brother-in-law Ian demonstrate how tight knit the Daniels family is.
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It takes a load of confidence to ride at motorcycle perpendicular to the ground at speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour, nothing between you and a long date with a pair of tweezers but jeans and a t-shirt.
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The Wall of Death show is a spectacle where the audience is inches from the action.
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A spectator shows his nerve and loses his hat.
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Sandra D. rides a Harley Sportster on the 'Slide for Life,' a dyno-like arrangement that lets the motorcycle run in place to preview the shows tricks to potential spectators outside the show.
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The vintage American motorcycles in the California Hell Riders' fleet are complemented by a modern racing go-kart.
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Look Ma...Don Daniels exhibits the tricks that can be performed by an experienced wall rider.
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2008 Biketoberfest Day 1 and the fun is already out of control - or at least above 0.08.
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Manufacturer's displays at rallies give motorcycle fans their first in person peek at new models, like Honda's radical DN-01.
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Racing at Biketoberfest includes the Moto-ST season finale, the 8 Hours of Daytona, which will keep racers on the banks into the night.
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If there's anywhere that Biketoberfest lives up to its family friendly reputation, it's on the beach.
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As the days get short and the nights get chilly, Biketoberfest offers an escape of sand, surf and motorcycles.
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Moto-ST brings a wide variety of twins to the track.
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Moto-ST racing draws an eclectic mix of racers, like Hall of Famer Jimmy Filice, shown at the series opener in March.
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Wanna be the first on your block to ride the ’09 Harley Tri-Glide? Head to Biketoberfest.
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Early on the first morning of Biketoberfest, a long line has already formed to sign-up for a demo ride on the new VMAX. Biketoberfest marked the first event where the new model was available for a demo.
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Biketoberfest’s October dates coincide with the release of many manufacturer’s new models. For attendees it’s the first chance to throw a leg over new bikes, like these ’09 Star VMAXs.
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CCS racing is some of the most competitive competition that race fans will see on two wheels.
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Though the AMA is absent there is road racing at Biketoberfest. These CCS racers (pictured at the series opener during Bike Week) return for their season closing Race of Champions.
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Though overshadowed by Daytona’s spring Bike Week (the 2008 event pictured here) Biketoberfest is developing its own identity and draws an increasingly larger crowd.
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The only thing in Daytona Beach not for sale during Biketoberfest.
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So much for billing Biketoberfest as a family event.
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First stop for those who live more than eight hours away and rode down.
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Tony Levesque (foreground) and Sean Parrish pull double stoppies for the crowd at a Biketoberfest swap meet.
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Streetbike freestyle stunters like Sean Parrish are trying to cover their fairings with sponsor stickers instead of fake fur as they attempt to bring their sport into the mainstream.
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The freestyle streetbike scene, like this high chair wheelie, seems to be hanging in the balance between success and failure.
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Biking cultures collide as Harley riders watch stunt riders perform at a Biketoberfest swap meet.
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Hacking out a hole in the passenger seat gives stunt riders a foot hold for standup wheelies.
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The undertail exhaust on Tony Levesque's Kawasaki ZX-6R serves as a convenient wheelie bar.
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Functional damage. A pounded in fuel tank becomes a seat from which to do a high chair wheelie.
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Kenny Kelley, head of the stunt DVD producing Adrenaline Crew, displays the tools of his trade, a video camera and a vehicle that serves as the filming platform for stunts that take place on public streets.
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Along with corporate sponsorship, programs like the D.A.R.E Xtreme Show have helped to legitimize the image of streetbike stunting.
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Tony Levesque is one of a handful of stunt riders who have garnered the sponsorship of major companies, like Monster Energy.
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Motorcycle riders attend rallies like Daytona Beach's Biketoberfest to join with others who share their emotional connection to a two-wheeled machine.
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A rider takes his Harley on a spin at Daytona Beach, historic sands where Harley Davidsons dominated racing in the 1950s. Daytona has a history unlike any other rally spot in the world.
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A custom chopper turns down Main Street to enter the parade of bikes that draw spectators from across the globe to Biketoberfest.
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From scooters to choppers to Ukrainian sidecar rigs you see it all at Biketoberfest.
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A restored 1969 Triumph Bonneville at the Daytona Beach Classic Bike Show on the boardwalk.
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Stunt riders are always looking for a new twist on an old trick. C.J. Harris and Tawny Hoff show off a variation of the tandem wheelie.
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Front axle sliders and freestyle cages protect stunt bikes from their inevitable encounters with the asphalt.
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Don Daniels snatches money from the hands of spectators during the Wall of Death show. The bills are donation to the wall rider's self-organized accident fund.
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Biketoberfest attendees on Main Street are reflected in the window of a store front display of event t-shirts.
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Though Biketoberfest is only about one fourth as large as Daytona's spring Bike Week you can't tell by the crowd on Main Street.