Last June/July I took an 11 day trip on my DR650. I posted a ride report of my trip on another forum at that time, but since today is the eve of "The Day the Music Died" I thought I'd share my report here with a few updates. Hope you enjoy the ride, I did! For several years I had been wanting to visit the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA. The Surf Ballroom was the last venue Buddy Holly performed at before his untimely death in the early morning hours of February 3, 1959. Many people refer to that date as "The Day the Music Died". Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash shortly after takeoff from the Mason City, IA airport. Also killed in the same crash were Ritchie Valens, J. P. Richardson (AKA the Big Bopper) and the pilot, Roger Peterson. The stars aligned and I left early in the morning of Jun 25, 2014. First stop was Lewisville, TX for a college graduation, then on to the ride. That's my riding buddy Tim from Tennessee in the picture. He rode as far as Lewisville with me on the trip.