Day 1: So day one starts out actually late in the afternoon. I got off of work at 2:30pm. Was home and ready to roll at 3:30pm. Made it to Brian's about 60 miles south of here by 4:45pm. We rolled for NC just after 5:00pm and only stopped for gas once and then hit sprinkles at the edge of Dry Ridge, KY. We made the choice to call it a night at 155.2 miles and found later that it was a good thing we did. We ate at the Casa Martini Mexican Restaurant and listened to locals singing Karaoke. The singing gave little to dine for but hey, they tried, right? We feasted on "as good as it gets" Mexican food. The service was great and the food was better. While we ate Brian checked the radar and found it was raining fairly hard just to south of us by a few miles. We celebrated a new adventure on two unproven and new-to-us bikes. We looked forward to meeting our family in Franklin the next day and looked forward to introducing them to the legend, Dave Barr. Lou Usher turned us on to this guy Thursday evening but since we didn't take any pictures on our half-day of touring I'll leave with this. Richard Thompson wrote it and I loved it. Lou Usher does a cover of this song that rocks. Sean Rowe kind of owned it after seeing this video. Anyways its a great song to start a trip with. Enjoy.