Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Ride June 2014 Ride Day 6

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Today’s Blue Ridge Parkway route map

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Getting back on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Today is the 4th leg of our Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle ride. We are riding from Roanoke, VA to the end of the Parkway at Waynesborro, VA. Just 121 miles along the scenic Parkway before getting on I-81 and heading back to Larry and Jo’s in Bryant, AL. We aren’t sure how far we will get today. We are winging it today. We have changed our plans and cutting our ride by one day due to severe weather forecast along our original route.

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Looking off the Parkway to the Valley below

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Rolling down the Parkway…

Today is overcast with rain threatening all along our route to Waynesborro. We were in and out of our rain gear all day but we managed to avoid the rain except for a little mist and sprinkles. The sun did manage to peek through the clouds from time to time to highlight the valleys below the Parkway.

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Arnold Valley below on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Another awesome vistas… on The Blue Ridge Parkway…

The last leg of our Parkway ride is as good as the earlier days rides. We took our time as we rode these last 121 miles of the parkway. We stopped a few  times for photo opts at many of the pullouts. Words don’t do the Parkway justice, pictures can’t catch all there is to see. The only way to experience the Parkway is to be there and the best way to “be there” is on a motorcycle. On a motorcycle you experience all the elements, feeling the sun, wind, heat, cold, rain and smelling all the smells along the way. Spring flowers, rain in the distance etc. all the out-door smells… yes, skunks, dead animals etc. too. Motorcycle is the best way to experience the Parkway…

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Rolling down the Blue Ridge Parkway…

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Graphic on the GPS of the twists and turns on the Blue Ridge Parkway as we ride….

For those of you who haven’t been following along on our ride, you may be asking why we are here.  As I said in a earlier post, the parkway’s sweeping curves and awesome vistas are a few reasons why motorcyclist ride the Blue Ridge Parkway each year. The Parkway’s reputation is one of the best roads in the U. S. Drivers and riders are lured to the Parkway by the scenic overlooks, picnic sites, camping and lodging opportunities and the nearby attractions and accommodations.

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One of the many pullouts along the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Larry C. getting a better look at Rock Point Overlook

If you are considering a motorcycle ride along the Parkway, you must be aware of safety and laws. Riders are required to wear a helmet. The maximum speed limit along the Parkway is 45 miles per hour and in places as slow as 25 miles per hour. Riders should lookout for deer and other animals and loose gravel.

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One last look off the Blue Ridge Parkway to the valley below…

It is sad to say we have reached the end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a great ride and one we must do again but next time let’s ride it from north to south… There was much to see but because of time we were unable to see it all… Yet another reason to come back…

Once we reached Waynesborro, we jumped on I-81 and rode 300 miles south to Morristown, TN. This part of the ride was unplanned because of the weather.  Tomorrow we ride 190 miles to Larry and Jo’s. See you tomorrow…

Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Ride June 2014 Ride Day 5

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Mt. Airy, NC to Roanoke, VA via the Blue Ridge Parkway

Today is the 3rd leg of our Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle ride. We are riding from Mount Airy, NC to Roanoke, VA. Just 101 miles along the scenic Parkway…

Since we enjoyed our meal at the Rock City Diner last night we decided to give their breakfast a try. It was a good choice.

James had to cut his ride with us short because of business back home. We said our good-byes. James was new to our riding group but fit in with all of us. James said to let him know of any future rides to the Big Bend National Park or anywhere out west. We are looking forward to that.

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Statue of Andy Griffith and Ron Howard (Opie) in Mt. Airy, NC

Mount Airy was the hometown of the late Andy Griffith. We couldn’t pass up the chance to see the Andy Griffith Museum, the replica of the Mayberry courthouse, Andy Griffith’s boyhood home and Wally’s Service Station.

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Photo opt. at the Andy Griffith Museum

Our first stop was the Andy Griffith Museum at 218 Rockford St..  The museum has hundreds of pieces from the life and career of Andy Griffith. Former cast members from the TV show have donated many pieces to the  museum. Admission is just $3.00 and includes Surry Arts Council exhibits, the Siamese Twins, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre and the “Mayberry to Mount Airy” Photo Exhibit

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Mayberry Courthouse replica in Mt. Airy

The Mayberry Courthouse and Wally’s Service Station is within walking distance. It was early and it was still cool so we decided to walk off our breakfast.

The Mayberry Courthouse replica is at 625 S. Main St. It was like stepping into the Any Griffith TV show. I expected Barney or Otis to walk in at any moment and for Otis take his place in his cell. We all took our turn having our picture in the jail cells and sitting at Andy’s desk.

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Us at Wally’s Station in Mt. Airy

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Wally’s Station

Next door is Wally’s Service Station. Wally’s Service is an original service station was built in 1937. It was operated as a Gulf Station for several years and as a Esso station. I believe it was the service station which the TV filling station was based on… In the show it was Mayberry’s only known gas station and employed cousins Gomer Pyle and Goober…Wally’s has been restored and is registered in the Historic Sites of Mount Airy. It has a shop inside with unique Mayberry gifts, and is home to the popular Mayberry Squad Car Tours. We enjoyed visiting with the people who operated the shop and Squad Car Tours. They filled us in on tidbits of Mount Airy history, as well as little know stories about Andy and the show.

We walked back to the bikes at the museum and headed back to the Blue Ridge Parkway. On our way out-of-town we rode by Andy Griffith’s boyhood home at 711 E. Haymore St. The only way to see the home is stay there as a guest. Andy’s boyhood home is available for nightly rentals and is within walking distance from downtown Mount Airy. Check-in and reservations are made through the Mount Airy Hampton Inn.

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Rap’s Orchard Gap

Once back on the Parkway, our first stop was Rap’s Orchard Gap. Rap’s Orchard Gap is a 1950’s and 60’s style store, deli and entertainment destination. It is located at mile 193.5 near Fancy Gap, VA. It is a good pit stop for supplies, gas, snacks, food and souvenirs. The food is homemade deli style. The day we were there the menu was limited because supplies hadn’t been delivered.

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Lunch at Rap,s Orchard Gap

On Saturdays and Sundays, during the summer season, Rap’s has live music at the outdoor venue. There are also antique car and motorcycle shows.

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Puckett Cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Our next stop was just 3 miles down the Parkway to the Puckett Cabin. John and Aunt Orelena Puckett lived in the one room cabin. Aunt Orelena was an amazing woman. She is known for helping with over a thousand births as a midwife. People would come from many miles away for Aunt Orelena to deliver their child. Aunt Orelena would stay with the mother and infant after the birth. Today, the cabin is a standing monument for Aunt Orelena Puckett.

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Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Mabry Mill

Our next fun stop is the Mabry Mill. We walked the paved self-guided trail.  Along the trail are demonstrations by historical interpreters. We watched a blacksmith and a demonstration about the making of ladder-back chairs. I really liked the mill. Particularly, the saw mill and the tools powered by the mill. The historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia took me back to a different time. I really loved the history.

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Ladder Back Chair making demostration

Come hungry, the Mabry Mill Restaurant is a great place to eat Virginia BBQ, buckwheat pancakes, sweet potato pancakes, cornmeal pancakes, country ham or a number of other delicious treats true to the history of the mill. The menu sounded good but we had already eaten. If you prefer to, you can also picnic. There are three large picnic areas surrounded by the beauty of the Parkway.

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Rolling down the Blue Ridge Parkway heading to Roanoke, VA

The rest of our ride was riding along the twist and turns of the Parkway and taking in all the scenic vistas while dodging the occasional deer.

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Deer on the Blue Ridge Parkway

After checking in at the motel we ate at the Mexican restaurant next door. The food was good but the service was horrible. It took forever to get our order and several of us didn’t get what we ordered…

Since we have been riding the Parkway, it has rained all around us.  Somehow we have been able to avoid the rain except for a few sprinkles. Our luck may have run out. Tonight a storm will be moving through the area. A storm with high winds, heavy rains with a possibility of tornadoes… For the next few days heavy rains are forecasted. We decided to change our plans and cut our trip short by one day. We will continue to the end of the Parkway and then headed back to Larry and Jo’s down I-81.

See y’all tomorrow…

Ride Day 4 Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Ride June 2014

 

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Today’s Blue Ridge Parkway Ride map

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Enjoying the many scenic Vistas on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Today is the second leg of our Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Ride. Today we are riding to Mount Airy, NC, just 190 miles via the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Though the miles are short there is much to see.

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One of the many tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Why are we here?  The parkway’s  sweeping curves and awesome vistas are a few reasons why motorcyclist ride the Blue Ridge Parkway each year. The Parkway’s reputation is one of the best roads in the U. S. Drivers and riders are lured to the Parkway by the scenic overlooks, picnic sites, camping and lodging opportunities and the nearby attractions and accommodations.

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Riding through some clouds at the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway

If you are considering a motorcycle ride along the Parkway, you  must be aware of safety and  laws. Riders are required to wear a helmet. The maximum speed limit along the Parkway is 45 miles per hour and in places as slow as 25 miles per hour. Riders should lookout for deer and other animals and loose gravel.

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Winding our way along the Blue Ridge Parkway

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I think this is Pinxter (Rhododendron nudiflorum). We saw many of these on our ride…

Rolling down the Blue Ridge Parkway

Rolling down the Blue Ridge Parkway

Our lunch stop was just a 53 mile ride with beautiful scenic vistas around every turn. The views off the Blue Ridge Parkway are beyond description. Although pictures do capture much of the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, seeing it is the best and only way to truly experience the Parkway. The weather. was really nice. The temperatures were cool, sky mostly overcast with threats of possible rain showers . We donned the rain gear several times but the rain never materialized. The sun managed to shine through from time to time to high light the spectacular views in the distance.

 

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Lunch at the Switzerland Café and General Store

 

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Alfred & Jean, Larry C. & Jo, Larry T. and James Rolling along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway also has many tunnels which added to the spectacular terrain of the Parkway as it twists and turns. Each turn revealing a new scenic vista, flowing stream or shaded tree covered setting.

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Taking it all in at one of the many pullouts on the Blue Ridge Parkway

There are so many photo opts on the Parkway. You can’t stop at all the pullouts or you will never get very far. Janet has gotten pretty good at what I call ride by shots. She got a lot of good shots as we rode by.

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Look for the mileage markers on West side of the Parkway. Not easy to see…

We ate a good lunch in Little Switzerland, NC at the Switzerland Café and General Store. The staff at the Café and store were friendly and helpful with information about the area.  There were other riders who stopped there and we visited with them and swapped stories about our rides. We had considered riding road 226A better known as the “Diamondback” but one rider had just came from there and said there was a lot of construction and many of the curves had  loose gravel in them from the construction and the rain. We decided to leave it to another time.  You might want to check the status of the road before you ride.

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Morgan our waitress and good sport at the Rock City Diner

From Little Switzerland it was just 129 miles to Mount Airy, NC. Much more beautiful scenic vistas all along the way.

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Riding down The Blue Ridge Parkway in June 2014

Once in Mount Airy, NC, we found our motel and after checking in decided to eat at the Rock City Diner. We were all tired, hungry and wanting to kick back. Morgan, our waitress, was a great sport and joined in with our corny jokes and put downs as we talked about our day’s ride and whatever else came up. Morgan was such a good sport I wrote a post just about our time at the Rock City Diner.

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Our home for the night, Mount Airy, NC

After we ate we gathered around the pool and swapped more stories about the day and days gone by. James was bringing up the rear for much of the ride and related this about the ride… James listened to the oldies as he rode. He said, it appeared as though the line of our motorcycles were dancing to the music as we rode the twists and turns of the Parkway. What a great way to end the day and this post.

Tomorrow we ride from Mount Airy, NC to Roanoke, VA. Just 101 miles after we take in the many sites here in Mount Airy,

Come follow a long as we ride more of the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy our ride and take in more of the beautiful scenery of the Parkway.

For more pictures and video of our Blue Ridge Parkway ride…

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Ride June 2014 Ride Day 3

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Ride Day 3 route Bryant, AL to Asheville, NC via the Blue Ridge Parkway

Today is the 3rd ride day but the first leg of our Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle ride. We arrived at my ol’ Air Force buddy’s, Larry C., on Friday. We spent the last couple of days resting up after our first two days riding out in the rain. There are 5 motorcycles and 8 riders riding the Blue Ridge Parkway. The riders are Larry T, Janet and me, Larry C. and Jo, Alfred and Jean, and James…

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Loading up getting ready to roll…

Bryant, AL to Asheville, NC via the Blue Ridge Parkway (254 miles)

We were up early.  Jo, being a southern belle,  always cooks us a good breakfast. Larry C. and I loaded the bikes and the trailer Larry C. is pulling. Alfred and Jean  arrive shortly and load their ice chest and luggage into the trailer. It was nice having a trailer to carry drinks and extra stuff.

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Riding through one of the many tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Blue Ridge Parkway Pullout & photo op…

We are meeting two other riders, Larry T. and James  at a Hardee’s near Cleveland, TN. Alfred knew the way to Hardee’s so Alfred and Jean led the way.  The weather was cool and sunny which made for a nice ride to Hardee’s. Larry T. and James met there for breakfast and waited for us to arrive. James is a friend and former co-worker of Larry T. After we arrived we spent a short time visiting and checking out James’ custom Harley. We were back on the road with Alfred in the lead again. We are heading to Cherokee, NC where we will pickup the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley

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Wheels Through Time Museum

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a slow and relaxing ride. The Parkway has stunning long-range and close-up views of the rugged Appalachian mountains. The Parkway twists and turns for 469 miles, revealing opportunities to enjoy all that makes the Parkway so special.

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Taking a break at the Wheels Through Time Museum

Once on the Parkway, we knew we were in for a very picturesque ride. It was a short , 21 mile scenic ride to Maggie Valley, just off the Parkway. In Maggie Valley, we stopped for lunch at Country Vittles. If you like home style southern cooking, Country Vittles is the place for you.  Good food, prices and service,

Just down the road is the “Wheels Through Time Museum”. If you are in Maggie Valley, this is a must see. I’ve been to a number of motorcycle museums and I would have to say this is the best I’ve seen. My only regret is we couldn’t stay longer. There is so much to see you could spend days taking in more than 325 classic motorcycles. We also enjoyed the friendly staff that took the time to talk shop and swap stories. All of the motorcycles in the museum are said to run. I’ll have to take their word for that since I didn’t see any run… but they all looked as though they could run. I would have loved to take a few of them out for a ride.

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View from the Blue Ridge Parkway

From the museum it was back on the Parkway. We took advantage of the many pull offs for photo opportunities as we meandered our way along the Parkway.  It was a short 75 mile ride to Asheville where we were staying for the night…

It was a fun day riding the scenic Parkway with good friends, taking many pictures and creating wonderful memories…

Tomorrow we continue our ride down the Parkway. Come follow along and enjoy the scenery and the ride.

Ride safe. We will see you down the road somewhere…

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Ride June 2014 Day 1 & 2

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Day 1 Ride Map

Ride Day 1

Today is the first day of our Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Ride. We have planned to make this ride for several years now… but life always gets in the way of the best laid plans. We have driven parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway before and that is what inspired us to ride it. Today we are finally going to make it happen.

motorcycle touring, motorcycle travel, motorcycle ride, motorcycle trip, motorcycle riding, motorcycle road tripsWe loaded up the bike the night before so we could get an early start. The plan is to ride to Jackson, Mississippi. 523 miles, just a little over half way to my friend Larry’s in Bryant, Alabama. Normally we schedule sightseeing stops on many of the days we ride and don’t travel so many miles. It helps to break up the time on the bike and gives us a chance to stretch our legs a bit. We have traveled this route many times going out to visit my ol’ Air Force buddy and best friend, so we have seen much of what is to see along the way. Today we are just riding, covering a lot of miles.

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Early morning riding US 79 headed to Shreveport, LA

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Crossing the mighty Mississippi River in the rain

It was a cool, crisp morning, perfect riding weather.  I checked the weather along our route before we left and there was a good possibility of rain (50 – 60%) once we left Texas. We have driven this route many times and it seems that we almost always hit rain going through Mississippi. At our first gas (petrol) stop we talked to a guy about our trip. When he realized we would be riding through Mississippi he asked if we brought our rain gear because he said he always gets rained on traveling through Mississippi. I guess we aren’t the only ones who have made that observation. Over the years we have ridden many miles and generally have missed any heavy rain, so I was hoping our luck would hold out for this trip… Riding through Louisiana we encountered light rain from time to time but not enough to stop and put on the rain gear. As we approached Mississippi the sky became darker and darker the closer we got to Mississippi. We realized our luck was about to run out. We stopped and suited up with our rain gear. Within a few miles we were crossing the Mississippi River into Mississippi in the rain. It wasn’t long until it was raining very hard. It has been 30+ years since I have ridden in rain this heavy. I was Ok but my concern was how Janet was handling the rain. She handled the rain really well. We reached Jackson, Mississippi, our planned destination, just before 5:00 PM. Because it was still early we decided to ride on (in heavy rain) to Meridian, Mississippi.  That would leave us with less than 300 miles to ride tomorrow. If there was rain tomorrow we could take our time and not be rushed.

We rode 609 miles today. This was the longest we have ever ridden in one day. All in all it wasn’t too bad. It would have been better without the rain. Janet did well in the rain, except her rain suit pants leaked and her jeans got soaked…

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Day 2 Ride Map

Ride Day 2

Today there is a 30% change of rain along our route. The sky is overcast and it looked like we might get wet again. It’s just 283 miles mostly freeway to Larry’s. We will be there by noon. It was cool from the earlier rain which made for good riding. The sun did manage to break through the clouds from time to time.  As usual everything was lush and green, rolling hills and eventually mountains. Our only stops were for gas and to put on our rain gear. It started to rain a bit when we left the freeway and headed up Sand Mountain (actually it’s more of a plateau). Two or three miles from Larry’s it did start to rain heavily for a few minutes. It rained just enough to get us wet and then stopped before we got to Larry’s. All in all it was a good short riding day.

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Heading to Larry’s in Bryant, AL

We haven’t been out to Larry’s in a few years so it was good to get back. We will spend the next two days visiting before we all (Larry C., Jo , Larry T., Alfred, Jean, James, Janet and I) head out to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Come follow along as we ride the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the scenery and fun as we ride. See y’all there…

Day 10 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010

September 27  Tucumcari, NM to Georgetown, TX   552 miles

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Day 10 Route map

Today is day 10 the last day of our Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride. Well this would be the last day of the trip for me LC & LT have 2 full days of riding ahead of them. . It turned out to be a long ride and long day. I did not plan on riding the 552 miles in one day but because of a little misfortune I did. LC & LT and I rode together down I-40 for about 10 or 20 miles before I headed south and they continued east on I-40 to North Alabama and Georgia. It was another cool morning with clear skies and another great riding day. It remained cool all the way home. As I headed south I could see a mesa in the distance and the road eventually wound its way up to the mesa top where many wind turbines were turning. I was making good time and about 30 miles south of Lubbock I stopped at a picnic area that overlooked the valley below. I made a sandwich and had a coke. I called Janet to let her know where I was and that I would call her later to let her know where I would be.

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Wind turbines south of San Jon, NM on top of Mesa

When I pulled into the picnic area I ran over something that made a loud pop. I looked on the road to see if something was there but I didn’t find anything. I checked my rear tire to see if I had damaged the tire but I didn’t find anything. So I packed up everything again and headed down the highway. As I pulled on to the highway I could hear a clicking sound that increased in frequency as I sped up. Then I knew I had picked up something in my tire. I stopped on the shoulder and checked the tire more closely, rolling the bike forward until I found a very large screw sticking in the center of the tire.

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More Wind turbines south of San Jon, NM on top of Mesa

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Looking off the mesa of wind turbines

One of the things a biker always fears is a problem with one or more tires. Bikes don’t have spares and flat tires make the bike handle really squirrelly. I carry a tire plug kit for when such a thing happening. But I was afraid that the plug wouldn’t do the job because of the size of the screw. The tire wasn’t leaking air so I opted to ride to the next town, which was about 6 or 7 miles ahead. I could see the town from the picnic area. The first business I saw when I got to town was a small tire shop. I stopped and the owner was a biker and he plugged the tire. When pulled from the tire, the screw looked even bigger. I wasn’t sure if the plug would hold. Now I had to decide if I should ride back to Lubbock or ride on to Abilene. It was Monday and bike shops are always closed on Mondays so either way I could not get the tire replaced until the following day. I decided to ride on to Abilene. The tire shop owner told me to call him if I had any problems and he would come get me. That made me feel good to know. When I got to Sweetwater I stopped for gas and checked the tire pressure and it was good so I decided to ride on. I stopped a second time about 150 miles further and the tire was still OK. The GPS was estimating my arrival in Georgetown at 7:30 PM so I thought I would try to make it on home. The last time I stopped for gas I called Janet to let her know my ETA. I got home at 7:44. It was good to be home. I missed my riding buddy that I left at home.

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Picnic area about 30 miles south of Lubbock where I picked up the screw…

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The screw by a quarter

LC & LT talked about returning to do the trip again but this time with the wives. I think we all missed our riding buddies.

The Larry’s made it home the following day. LC said, they had ridden just over 4000 miles during their trip. Their trip took 11 days where my trip was 3346 miles over 10 days.

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Gas mileage stats…

  • Total Miles Traveled: 3346.2
  • Total Gallons of Gas Used: 77.478
  • Total Gas Cost: $210.45
  • Average MPG: 43.19
  • Worst MPG: 36.24
  • Best MPG: 52.33
  • Average cost/gallon: $2.72

Below are the posts from each day of our ride. Come follow along as we ride and enjoy the fun and beautiful scenery…

Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride introduction
Day 1 & 2 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 3 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 4 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 5 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 6 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 7 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 8 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 9 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010

Ride safe and I hope we see you down the road somewhere…

Day 9 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010

September 26  Cortez, CO to Pagosa Springs, Co to Taos, NM to Las Vegas, NM to Tucumcari, NM   428 miles

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Day 9 Route Map

Today is day 9 of our Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle ride. At one of our stops on the Million Dollar Highway, the previous day, we talked to a couple of guys from Alabama. They told us that there was a lot of construction on the route we had planned to take the next day. Soooo…. I plotted an alternate route to avoid the construction. Since I didn’t have a chance to research the route thoroughly we would just be winging it. Tomorrow would be our last day riding together. Originally we had planned to go our separate ways at Amarillo but instead we would split in Tucumcari, NM. See route above.

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Head waters of Rio Grande in New Mexico

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Head waters of Rio Grande in New Mexico

This would be another long ride day but as it turned out we got to see more beautiful scenery for most of the route. The last 107 miles was for the most part flat, straight and desert like. The only time we stopped was for gas, lunch and to gaze at the headwaters of the Rio Grande. The headwaters of the Rio Grande had cut a deep narrow, canyon into what was a mostly flat terrain. The bridge over the canyon was lined with onlookers and at each end of the bridge was Native Americans booths setup selling everything native Americans sell. We visited with a couple of guys pulling the Goldwings on trailers. We kidded that the should be ridding them instaed of trailering… One responded , “It’s a (spelling) W-I-F-E thing.” Their wives were off buying some of the Native American wares.

By the time we got to Tucumcari we were ready for a breather.

Below are the posts from each day of our ride. Come follow along as we ride to enjoy the fun and beautiful scenery…

Ride safe and I hope we see you down the road somewhere…