I hadn't seen my older girl since I moved her and new son-in-law to Virginia 2 years ago. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549670
I had a theory that the BB1500 might be a bit easier than the SS1000 if I split the ride into 2 parts with a 4hr nap in the middle.
Here's what was left of me after my ss1000. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685020
The plan is cast. The Tigress
is ready - packed days in advance. We heard a crash early Saturday morning. A dead tree fell across the road. No worries, I fired up the big v-twin turf cruiser and moved the debris out of the roadway to be burned when I return.
Bullet dodged, I hit the road at dawn. Conditions are perfect, clear and sunny with temps in the 50's and 60's with a slight breeze over my left shoulder.
Not much to report this day as the ride goes by the numbers.
Fuel stop multi-task: I pumped gas with one hand while slamming a burger with the other.
I was surprised to see Interstate 10 rolling and scenic through the Florida panhandle and seemed to stretch on forever. In order to make the 1500 mile requirement, I rode to Jacksonville and even took the south loop around to ensure against coming up short. I crossed the Georgia border on I-95 at midnight and found a cheap room.
Back on the road at 4:30am eastern time, surprisingly refreshed. So far so good.
I hadn't planned to qualify for a concurrent SS1000 but I stopped and generated a gas receipt in time. Then I spotted a sign that caused a slight diversion.
I made it to Manassas VA with a couple of hours to spare and secured my ticket. . .
. . . and then on to see my girl.