As with all my adventures I have to add the final map and speedometer reading:
And here is the map of the ride. Phew…
Memorable moments day by day:
Day 1: Moving past my fear and actually leaving to meet Matt in Flagstaff AZ
Day 2: Matt and I on our way to meet up with the SOHC-4 crowd at our 1st Family Reunion. Oh, and no oil leak at this point
Day 3: Meeting the SOHC-4 family in Dolores Colorado and drinking Georgia moonshine!
Day 4: A wonderful ride to meet up with Joanne in Pueblo, CO
Day 5: Midway USA Kansas (even though I was in Kansas)
Day 6: I survived the mosquito’s-I can’t even tell you how awful they were
Day 7: An early morning thunder storm and finally with my gypsies in Indiana
Day 8: The solar eclipse, a light rain, and a day of rest
Day 9: The Indiana Caverns, more thunder, and singing with my Troubadours of Divine Bliss
Day 10: Riding the Red River Gorge
Day 11: I was tempted to stop the trip, but with encouragement from friends, I kept on to see the Goose in Hazard Kentucky
Day 12: Blue Ridge Parkway (see you again either in 2018 or 2019) and the Luray, Caverns in Virginia
Day 13: Lovely roads into New Jersey and time spent with my brother and his family.
Day 14: Visiting with my Aunt Dora and not dropping the bike in her gravel driveway. The most memorable meal in Phillipsburg with my adopted family the Falks. I have a lot of adopted families!
Day 15: Day of sight seeing where I got to see how my home town has changed. A bittersweet day actually
Day 16: My craft kitty purchased in Seneca NY
Day 17: Wonderful roads and finally some water to look at during the ride through Cleveland
Day 18: Peoria IL and Vanna!
Day 19: Casey IL the home of everything big
Day 20: Route 66 and the Mule Trading Post in Rolla, MO
Day 21: Those darned spider web nests in Arkansas. What are they anyhow?
Day 22: A super nice, lonely guy just outside of Lubbock TX, gives me some lucky Buddhas for my journey
Day 23: The ever climbing road to Cloudcroft (82W) in New Mexico. Surprisingly not “The Thing” which was the point of the route for the day
Day 24: Following my shadow from Tucson AZ to California and Rick’s house
Day 25: A safe and successful journey home and my ocean
All in all, traveling across the USA on a 41 year old motorcycle…
Scratch it off the bucket list!