Bike Night @ the Vortex


(all photos in this post were shamlessly ripped from Steven Vore).

A long standing tradition in Atlanta is Thursday night Bike Night at The Vortex. The weather is getting just right for it and the bikes were out, the burgers were thick and the tales were tall.

In fact the burgers were really thick. How thick you may ask. Well, seems I found this menu entry labelled the "Double Bypass" a THICK beef patty with TWO fried eggs and cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches. See for yourself...

Really I tried. I couldn't get this big honking thing squashed down enough to eat it whole. So, I ate one grilled cheese, a fried egg, cheese, the lettuce and tomato. Then I attempted to eat the other grilled cheese, fried egg, cheese and beef patty. I got maybe halfway through that and surrendered. It beat me down, but I live to see another day without a heart surgery!


A GREAT time was had by all. There were bike of every kind and size imaginable. I'm almost certain I saw Steve McQueen's old Triumph (even had his racing number on it). Ducati's of every age, BMW's, KTM's, Hondas, Suzukis, Kawaski's, Harley's (stock, custom, stretched and raked, and one with Ape Hangers to the moon). It is worth the trip just to see the hardware that shows up. In my opinion, there was a better selection at the Vortex than at the International Motorcycle show (your mileage may vary).

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