I’m writing this from a nice, non-moving chair in my living room with a fire in the fireplace. I surprised myself with how many miles I do in one day and so made it home from Sandy, Utah (966 miles) in 2 days. Yesterday was 531 miles and today 435. The bike continues to amaze me and put in another bravura performance today, handling heavy rain and fog in the morning, warm and dry roads across central Washington, then heading over Blewitt and Stevens passes, dealing with rush hour traffic in Everett, and easing me into my driveway. It’s now sitting in the garage, dry and warm.
The final mileage tally is 3,887 per the odometer, more like 3,576 miles corrected. I was on the road 19 days and on 6 of those days I did very little riding, so 3,576 miles divided by 13 days = 275 miles per day on average. Not too shabby for someone who’d never ridden more than 250 miles in one day and never done an overnight ride, let along a 3 week one.
For now it’s time to warm up, relax, and not go ANYWHERE! I’ll have a few more blog entries in the next few days, so keep watching.
One final thought: follow your dreams, you never know where they might lead.