Monday, March 30, 2020

  Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
April 29th thru May 3rd 2020
has been postponed
 

 

The China Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making war on our great nation but together, we will be victorious and we will defeat it. The President and his Administration are doing all that they can to get ahead of this disease but they cannot do it alone. We as a nation must do our part and adhere to the CDC  guidelines found HERE, on how best to prevent you from becoming infected and if infected how to prevent the spread of this virus to others.

Thunder Beach Spring 2020 as you probably know by now has been postponed for 6 months and for complete details of the postponement
CLICK HERE
.

Let us pray as a nation for all of those that have lost their lives to this terrible disease and for those that are currently infected or may become infected. Let us also pray for all of our government officials either local or national, that they will make their decisions with our best interest in mind and not just for their own.

Thank you for your continued support of the Thunder Beach Rally and of JoeRides.
In the meantime, ride safe and stay healthy.
We look forward to shooting you
October 21st thru - October 25th 2020.

Joe Rides

Thursday, March 19, 2020

  Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
April 29th thru May 3rd 2020
has been postponed

Due to the outbreak of the China Coronavirus (COVID-19), efforts to manage and stop the spread of this deadly disease in our country have forced government officials to place necessary restrictions on large gatherings and public activities and Panama City Beach is no exception. Based on this, Joe Biggs, Thunder Beach President, has wisely decided to postpone the rally for 6 months. So much time and work goes into the planning of this awesome rally, but with all of the unknowns of this pandemic and the lives that it is affecting, I'm sure that his decision was difficult but easy. I applaud you Joe for your decision and thank you for all of your hard work to make Thunder Beach the great rally that it is.

For complete details of the postponement
CLICK HERE
.

Thank you for your continued support of the Thunder Beach Rally and of JoeRides.
In the meantime, ride safe and stay healthy.
We look forward to shooting you
October 21st thru - October 25th 2020.

Joe Rides

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 You can click here at any time to see your 2019 Fall photos

JoeRides 2019 Fall shooting schedule is as follows

Wednesday 9am - 12n
Thursday 9am - 12n
Friday 9am - 12n
Saturday 9am -12n
Sunday 8am - 11am

Be advised that all times are weather permitting
 
Please share and tell your friends!

Shooting Status : If our tent is in the fully raised position, then we are open to shooting. However, I am human and occasionally nature calls and I must make a rest room run so if the tent is up and I'm not out there, I'll be right back. If the tent is in the lowered position and I'm not out there at all, then we are closed for shooting at that time. I have been known to slip out around Sunset to shoot some of Panama City's most beautiful sunsets. So look for us and if were lucky, we might just catch you in a sunset.

 

Shooting Schedule : Why don't we shoot longer each day? The Sun and it's position plays a huge part in the quality of the shot that I am able to provide you. I have found that shooting in the afternoon produces dark faces and bikes and there is an extreme glare coming off the ocean thus making for a poor quality pic. I have tried on numerous occasions to shoot in the afternoon and it just isn't worth it to you. I strive to provide you with the best quality shots to preserve your memories of your trip and I hope that you understand. 

 

Shooting Note : I shoot and publish thousands of photos each day so please take note of the of the day and the time that you ride by as I publish photos by day and time and this will help you find your photos faster. We strive to shoot as many pictures of you that we can however there are times when this simply isn’t possible due to traffic along front beach road. Saturday is a particularly heavy traffic day, so for best shots, come earlier in the week and earlier in the mornings if you can. Approaching from the west headed east provides for the best shots so you might consider this when planning your ride by.

 

Don't forget to smile and to wave SAFELY as you ride past: If you are unable to find your picture, it is possible that I missed you or car prevented me from making the shot. If we have missed you, I truly apologize and I look forward to the next shooting time or rally when we can try again to capture that special moment of your cruising Front Beach Road. We do not advertise our service, instead relying on your good words. So please, tell a friend to ride by along front beach road about a quarter mile east of Hidden Lagoon PuttPutt golf. 

 

YouTube Videos: This Fall I'm experimenting with shooting videos at various times and locations around the rally and I will be posting those videos up on my YouTube channel. Click Here to be taken to the Joe Rides YouTube channel. Be sure to click on the "Subscribe" button and click the notifications bell to be alerted when any new videos are posted. Please be sure to share this with your friends and don't forget to click that "Subscribe" button.

 

Safety and safe riding: Front beach road or any street for that matter is not a place for wheelies,  burnouts and unsafe riding practices. Therefore, out of respect of the other riders around you, the folks that live in the area where we shoot and for the Police Department of Panama City Beach, I will avoid shooting those shots of you doing anything that I consider unsafe. I hope that you understand and that you will consider your safety and the safety of those around you. Speeding past me doesn't make your pic look any more dramatic or exciting as the best shots are those where you and your passenger are relaxed and not hanging on for dear life. So please ride safe and enjoy the views.

 

Photo Publishing Note : I try to post all my pictures up daily and overnight so if for example I shoot you on Wednesday then your pictures should be up for viewing either Wednesday evening or Thursday day and so forth. Again, if I missed you, I truly am sorry and I do hope that you will ride by again for another shot. If you find your picture and there is an unwanted object in the picture that might be discouraging you from purchasing it, please email me with the complete file name (name found below the picture) and let me have a look at it as I have some capabilities of removing unwanted objects from pictures.

 

Note of patience and understanding: The folks of Panama City and surrounding areas are still recovering from the devastating strike of Hurricane Michael last year. Keep in mind that things are not fully back to normal in some areas and you may experience delays and inconveniences and if you do, please be understanding and give them a break and room to breathe.  I know that they will greatly appreciate it.

Schedule of rally events: The folks at Thunder Beach Productions are a great group of people and they will have the best handle on the events of the rally and therefore I advise you to consult their page. You can CLICK HERE to be taken to their rally schedule page or click on Thunder Beach page to be taken to their events page.

 

Ride Safe. We look forward to seeing you on the beach.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

 You can click here at any time to see your 2019 Spring photos

JoeRides 2019 Spring shooting schedule is as follows

Wednesday 9am - 12n
Thursday 9am - 12n
Friday 9am - 12n
Saturday 9am -12n
Sunday 8am - 11am

Be advised that all times are weather permitting
 
Please share and tell your friends!

Shooting Status : If our tent is in the fully raised position, then we are open to shooting. However, I am human and occasionally nature calls and I must make a rest room run so if the tent is up and I'm not out there, I'll be right back. If the tent is in the lowered position and I'm not out there at all, then we are closed for shooting at that time. I have been known to slip out around Sunset to shoot some of Panama City's most beautiful sunsets. So look for us and if were lucky, we might just catch you in a sunset.

 

Shooting Schedule : Why don't we shoot longer each day? The Sun and it's position plays a huge part in the quality of the shot that I am able to provide you. I have found that shooting in the afternoon produces dark faces and bikes and there is an extreme glare coming off the ocean thus making for a poor quality pic. I have tried on numerous occasions to shoot in the afternoon and it just isn't worth it to you. I strive to provide you with the best quality shots to preserve your memories of your trip and I hope that you understand. 

 

Shooting Note : I shoot and publish thousands of photos each day so please take note of the of the day and the time that you ride by as I publish photos by day and time and this will help you find your photos faster. We strive to shoot as many pictures of you that we can however there are times when this simply isn’t possible due to traffic along front beach road. Saturday is a particularly heavy traffic day, so for best shots, come earlier in the week and earlier in the mornings if you can. Approaching from the west headed east provides for the best shots so you might consider this when planning your ride by. 

 

Don't forget to smile and to wave SAFELY as you ride past: If you are unable to find your picture, it is possible that I missed you or car prevented me from making the shot. If we have missed you, I truly apologize and I look forward to the next shooting time or rally when we can try again to capture that special moment of your cruising Front Beach Road. We do not advertise our service, instead relying on your good words. So please, tell a friend to ride by along front beach road about a quarter mile east of Hidden Lagoon PuttPutt golf. 

 

Safety and safe riding: Front beach road or any street for that matter is not a place for wheelies,  burnouts and unsafe riding practices. Therefore, out of respect of the other riders around you, the folks that live in the area where we shoot and for the Police Department of Panama City Beach, I will avoid shooting those shots of you doing anything that I consider unsafe. I hope that you understand and that you will consider your safety and the safety of those around you. Speeding past me doesn't make your pic look any more dramatic or exciting as the best shots are those where you and your passenger are relaxed and not hanging on for dear life. So please ride safe and enjoy the views.

 

Photo Publishing Note : I try to post all my pictures up daily and overnight so if for example I shoot you on Wednesday then your pictures should be up for viewing either Wednesday evening or Thursday day and so forth. Again, if I missed you, I truly am sorry and I do hope that you will ride by again for another shot.

 

Note of patience and understanding: The folks of Panama City and surrounding areas are still recovering from the devastating strike of Hurricane Michael last fall. It is natural for us to be inquisitive and want to go into the areas that were heavily hit to observe first hand the devastation. Keep in mind that things are not fully back to normal in some areas and you may experience delays and inconveniences and if you do, please be understanding and give them a break and room to breathe.  I know that they will greatly appreciate it.

Schedule of rally events: The folks at Thunder Beach Productions are a great group of people and they will have the best handle on the events of the rally and therefore I advise you to consult their page. You can CLICK HERE to be taken to their rally schedule page or click on Thunder Beach page to be taken to their main page.

 

Ride Safe. We look forward to seeing you on the beach.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Please join JoeRides in continued thoughts and prayers for all those that lost their lives, their homes and their possessions and all that have been affected by hurricane Michael. We at JoeRides cannot begin to imagine what it must be like to experience such a tragic event.



We understand that Panama City has been struck with wide spread damage and at this time it is uncertain that the rally will go on. Panama City officials are evaluating the extent of the damage and we are patiently waiting on their decision.



Thank you



JoeRides

Monday, May 7, 2018

Unforseen Problems

Sunday morning, May 6th 2018 Thunder Beach shooting started out normal and the shots were looking good of a lot of great bikers. But about 45 minutes into the shoot I received a memory card error on SD card 1. I switched to the back up card and I was able to finish the shoot. When I get back to our place my efforts to off load the pics from the failed SD card were not successful. So If I shot your pic between 8:00am and 8:45am on Sunday, right now those pics aren’t available.  However I am not going giving up on the card and I will be working on recovery once I return to the studio. I apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause you and I appreciate your patience while I work to resolve this. If you would like, you may send me an email requesting notification on the status of the recovery efforts by clicking here. Note in your comments that you would like to be contacted regarding status of the Sunday pic recovery when completed. 

. I hope that you had a great time and a safe ride home.

You can click here to see rest of the 2018 Spring edition of Thunder Beach photos


Thank you for your continued support

JoeRides.com