So I just read all the rules for ride reports and I think I can follow them, maybe. Rule numero uno is I must have a beginning and a destination. Usually when I take a trip I have both, because time is limited, gotta be back to work, bla bla bla, but never before have I had so much potential time off, and TBH I really haven’t picked a specific destination, I may end up with a bunch I do have some rides I want to do, and some tracks from other inmates so I do have a general direction - west and north.. Kinda depends on weather too, both in the direction I’m headed, and back at home (since it’s still hurricane season). October is usually slow for me anyway, lots of reasons, but Covid did play a part. I schedule a lot of my repeat customers every 6 months, April was completely dead with the virus and I just handled everybody over the phone, which took care of all the problems but did zip for my income. And then nobody got scheduled for 6 months - so October is / was a flop and here I am. I think that and the realization that taking a trip “next year” may never happen as I’m def not getting any younger. My bones creak every every morning when I get out of bed, heck I may not be able to finish this trip LOL. New 705’s - Crap, I just notice that gouge on my rim - better take a Sharpie to it. I found ADV 12 years because of a ride report. I was looking for info on Costa Rico and stumbled on a great RR by an inmate that really sparked my interest in adventure type riding. Over the years I’ve spent way too much time interacting with my virtual friends here (not really) and have met lots of you in meat space. I promise this will be a ride report, not great, not awesome, but I’ll do my best to cover my day to day stuff and post up some pics, possibly even entertain some of you. Maybe it will help me remember the trip better. If you promise not to make fun of me or bust my balls, I promise not to post pictures of my dinner every day, midget pole dancers and me standing on the pegs. Deal? Bike is packed, maps are highlighted, I think I’m about ready. Had planned on leaving out this morning but it was a perfect day to take the doggy dogs to the beach. Early morning departure to get around Tampa before the work traffic picks up, running Interstate to Ocala and then cutting over to Tally. All back roads after that. My first “destination” will be SW Missouri where I plan to spend a couple days fishing with 2 buddies from school. 1200 miles roughly so will probably grab a no tell motel around Montgomery AL or maybe Tuscaloosa if I’m doing good on time. Days are shorter now and I don’t enjoy riding late into the evening like I did when I was younger. PMR out.