Just a "FYI"....
If any of you plan to vist Myrtle Beach for this coming year's rallies, please get a Hotel in North Myrtle Beach or in the County south of Myrtle Beach and plan to by-pass the City of Myrtle Beach during the rallies. If you ride through, please don't spend a dime in the City limits.
I ride a '06 "Street Glide". Just replaced pipes with stock HD Screaming Eagles that are suppose to be street legal (EPA standard). Measured at idle at 45 degrees and 20" from end caps (per Myrtle Beach's new Noise Ordinance of 89db at idle), they measured 91db! Guess I'll have to by-pass Myrtle Beach City limits from now-on. Of course, they also passed a Helmet Ordinance in the City for all riders and passengers contrary to South Carolina law of not having to wear a helmet if you are over 21. Yes, they are trying to get rid of the Rallies thanks to a relative small group of very influential residents who want Myrtle Beach to become a retirement community instead of a vacation destination. They also passed 11 more Ordinances having to do with outdoor parties, no wet t-shirt contests, no bikini bike washes, limiting bar hours of operation during the month of the rallies, etc. Oh yeah, they even passed one giving them the right to fine any business or local governments nearby that openly support the rallies to help pay for clean-up costs, extra police protection, etc.
So far, two of three Federal suits brought against the City have been heard. The judges refused to issue injunctions to stop the City from enforcing the Ordinances. No future court dates have been scheduled.
The City of North Myrtle Beach (where I live) and the surrounding non-incorporated areas of the County have not passed any of the City of Myrtle Beach's new ordinances.