|From Behind My Eyes - The Adventures of Tim Stubbe||
Got the bike back Wednesday about 5pm and decided to get a few miles in before settling down. Got to Montrose Il (130 miles) found a small (no frills) hotel and slept like a rock.Got up Thursday morning and headed out early hoping to make up some time. The day was pretty uneventfull.. A bit of light rain between Indy and Columbus. Ate lunch on the run at a fuel stop, BeanyWeenies and a Gatorade. Rolled into St Clairsville OH, right on the West Virginia line next to Wheeling, about 5pm and search out a hotel. Got a nice meal and crashed into the pillows. With about 309 miles left to my hotel in Manassas, I can almost see the end of the tunnel. The RFTW will leave Lewisburg this morning headed toward Arlington and I'll meet up with them for the group picture at Lincoln Memorial. then Sunday will be the big Rolling Thunder Demonstation.
I must say riding by myself yesteday as a nice break from the grind of riding in a large, NO, HUGE group.
This has been a learning experience in many ways, one I won't forget for a long time. As drama free my 10 week 4 corner ride was last year, this was 10 days of drama both phyically and mentally. I doubt seriously I'll ever do this ride (not rolling thunder) again.
I'd like to give a special thanks to Mark and Suzie Fenton who put me up in St Charles while my bike was being fixed and to Dan McGill who helped me pull by motorcycle out of the mud on a night not fit for man or beast. You