Well the business was actually in Raleigh but I managed to get a few days off work after a conference and then I got to ride west to the Dragon. I checked the weather, my schedule and seemed like I could take the bike. Needed some new tires, iDave graciously helped me put on some new Tourances, well he actually did all the work but I provided the entertainment Thanks Dave! Found the nasty nail that gave me a flat a few days back. Day 1 I rode down from northern Virginia on i-95. Packed work clothes, camping gear and a couple cameras/lenses/tripod. Mrs DonnyMoto grabbed a parting shot, Stopped off at Velocity Motorcycles in Richmond, not a bad shop at all. They've got some very cool bikes. Staff was very nice. Cafes... Hard to finds... Oldies but goodies... First bike I ever had when I was 9, wow the memories... I definitely want a vintage cafe racer but need a garage. With home prices the way they are, we're thinking of getting into another home with one. Time for lunch, haven't been here in over 20 years. Got the crabcake sandwich... yummy The Fan. I Used to live here when I went to VCU and then again when was in this band... <OBJECT width=425 height=344> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/vIhlIiBKy_g&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></OBJECT> Great memories every time I visit. I would meet 2 people from those days long ago.