My son( from this point on referred to as the Armadillo) and I have been trying to establish an annual tradition ride for a while now. First the road races at New Jersey Motorsports park. Then Unadilla for outdoor motocross. Mostly due to my schedule nothing seemed to stick. But we kept trying. Then in March of 2018 my Mom passed. 3 weeks later my dad had a heart attack and triple bypass. To say that I wasn't in a great frame of mind was an understatement. Add in the 10 weeks of work travel during the 2018 and 2019 riding seasons. Before then we would disappear at least one day every other weekend and tick off a 200-250 mile day. By April of 2020 we were hardly even riding together at all. We have a group text with some friends of mine that I've know for 40 years. Every day is filled with bike pictures or ride pictures or pictures of the latest gear acquisition. I found I was going days, and sometimes 100's of texts without even looking at. To be honest I was thinking about liquidating the bikes and buying a Corvette. My wife suggested I try one more trip. I stewed on it for a few days before I called the Armadillo. He met the idea with enthusiasm. At first we talked about inviting the other guys from our text group.......but they're from Chicago and St Louis........and life and COVID got in the way. We batted around the Adirondack area or even the Catskills. In the end we settled in a ride around Wellsboro P.A. Everything else just seemed in question.